California State University – Chico: Ranking & Review

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Chico Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 276 893
Top 6%

California State University - Chico Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate68%64%71%
Applicants23,3059,73413,571
Admissions15,7966,2129,584
Enrolled undergraduates2,8051,2341,571
Enrolled total (including graduate students)17,8758,2149,661

5,207 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

514 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $55.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores2,379
Percent of students submitting SAT scores85%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
545
Math
535

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,188
Percent of students submitting ACT scores42%
ACT Composite
22
ACT English
20
ACT Math
21

California State University - Chico Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $24,420 $36,300
Off-campus $23,570 $35,450
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,252 and other expenses per full academic year.

California State University - Chico provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,345 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $5,742 $17,622
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,606 $1,606
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $396
Tuition for Full-time graduates $7,176 $16,680
Fees for full-time graduates $1,606 $1,606
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $396

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 666 30 696
Health Professions and Related Programs 372 39 411
Social Sciences 345 24 369
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 308 18 326
Psychology 243 33 276
Visual and Performing Arts 258 3 261
Engineering 181 16 197
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 177 177
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 107 51 158
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 146 8 154
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 153 153
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 109 34 143
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 143 143
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 133 4 137
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 117 117
Education 66 43 109
English Language and Literature & Letters 76 7 83
History 44 3 47
Natural Resources and Conservation 28 5 33
Physical Sciences 28 28
Mathematics and Statistics 22 22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21 21
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 12 12
Philosophy and Religious Studies 10 10
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 6 2 8
Architecture and Related Services 2 2
Grand Total3,7713224,093

A total of 3,771 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at California State University - Chico.

At the master's level 322 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate66%60%70%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%
  • Part-time retention rate - 58%

General info

Alternative namesCSU Chico
Founded1887
MottoToday Decides Tomorrow
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorscardinal red, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,656
Instructional FTE694
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.csuchico.edu
AddressFirst and Normal Sts
Chico, California, 95929-0150
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone5308986116
Fax+1 (530) 898 6889

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