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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
16,099
Undergraduate
Students
(53.0%) 8,538 Women
(47.0%) 7,561 Men
920
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
72% of 25,908 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.41
SAT Math
546 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
500-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,932
Out-of-state: $35,812
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,806
Out-of-state: $19,686
Room and Board
$11,360
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Freshman Award
$12,422
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$5,894
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
508
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
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
86% 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.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.5% Asian
2.8% Black/African-American
35.7% Hispanic/Latino
7.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
45.5% White
2.8% Unknown
International Students
2.6% from 45 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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