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California State University Chico, founded in 1887, is a public, comprehensive university. It is the second oldest California State University. Its 130-acre campus is located in the Sierra foothills, 90 miles from Sacramento.

Website: www.csuchico.edu/

Public
Co-ed
16,420
Undergraduate
Students
(52.8%) 8,677 Women
(47.2%) 7,743 Men
1,653
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
65% of 23,964 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.41
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $41,606
Out-of-state: $51,110
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $23,418
Out-of-state: $32,922
Room and Board
$13,422
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$17,631
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
503
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 22% of classes
40-49 students: 14% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Chico Population
87,714
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
2% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
2.7% Black/African-American
34.7% Hispanic/Latino
5.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
42.4% White
8.5% Unknown
International Students
3.2%
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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