Chico State

Chico State University

400 W 1st St, Chico, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,473
  • Class Notes
    893
  • Textbook Notes
    275
  • Study Guides
    306
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,238
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,773

Overview of Chico State University (Chico State)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:16,471
    • Men:7,802 (47.4%)
    • Women:8,669 (52.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (Chico State)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to California State University Chico is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
December 31
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
400 West First Street
City, State, Zip
Chico, CA  95929-0722
Phone
(530) 898-4428
Fax
(530) 898-6456
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
GPA from 10th/11th grade college preparatory courses required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
67% of 23,124 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 13,454 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 9,670 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,973 (26%) of 15,393 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,201 (24%) of 9,252 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,772 (29%) of 6,141 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.30
375 And Above
14%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |19-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
27%
• Score 18 - 23
54%
• Score 12 - 17
16%
• Score 6 - 11
1%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Chico State)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $12,516|Out-of-state: $23,676
  • Room & Board: - $12,536 (74.67238503693115%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,719 (10.239456754824875%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,533 (15.088158208243984%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


California State University Chico accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 3
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 3
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001146
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,356 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,877 (79.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,819 (96.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
277 (15.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$17,631
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,384 (76.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,803
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,200 (66.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,540
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 387 (21.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
151 (6.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,611

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
12,269 (78.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
10,577 (86.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,326 (97.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,606 (15.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$16,022
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,312 (80.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,134
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,803 (65.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,937
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,331 (12.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
444 (2.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,429

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
62%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Chico State)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


507

Part-Time Faculty


489

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


43%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,104,635

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
243
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


California State University Chico provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


19.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


51%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


59.0%

Programs & Majors (Chico State)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (53)


  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, Other
  • Engineering-Related Fields, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Professional Science Master's, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (39)


  • Anthropology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrology
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics Education
  • Museum Studies
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • School Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Travel and Tourism

Campus Life (Chico State)

Location & Geography

Population


87,714

Nearest Metropolitan Area


119 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
35.2 average low in January, 90.4 average high in September
Rain
58 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
100 mile(s) from campus in Sacramento
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Chico
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Chico

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


13% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


87%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Wildcat
School Colors
Cardinal and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


California State University Chico offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, pre-medical association, health professionals association (hpa), audio engineering society, student association of social work sasw (undergraduate), recreation hospitality and parks society (rhaps)

Sororities


1% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


14,819

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
16,471
Women
8,669
Men
7,802

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.9% Asian
  • 2.6% Black/African-American
  • 32.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 45.1% White
  • 7.9% Unknown

International Students


3.6%

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


1,086

Student Resources (Chico State)