California State University-Chico


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California State University-Chico


  • 73% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

In-state Tuition

$3,402 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$13,491 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

November 30

Application fee


Educational Resources


Northeastern California Collections, historic regional maps and photographs, Dorothy Morehead Hill Collection of Northeastern California Native American Legacy and Tradition, early Bibles.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 967,024 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 24,244 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,166,231 microforms.
  • 27,345 Audio/Visual items.
  • 4,083 e-books.

Museums & Art

Art Galleries: Janet Turner Gallery, Oliver Gallery, University Gallery, BFA Gallery; Latour Slide Room, Anthropology Museum, Intercultural Studies Center, Biological, Field Station, University Farm, Electron Microscope, Instructional Media Center, Computer Graphics Lab, Planetarium, Recording Arts Studio, Hydrotherapy Pool, Echocardiography System, Gas Displacement Chamber, Agribusiness Institute, Bidwell Environmental Institute, Flume Press at CSU, Chico, Geographical Information Center, Agriculture and Biology greenhouses, KCHO FM 91.7 and KFPR 88.9, Wild Oat Records, Entrepreneurship Center, Center for Math and Science, Resources for International Studies in Education; Laboratories: Agriculture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Biology, Bio-Psychology, Chemistry, Child Development, Computer Science, Consumer Science, Counseling Psychology, Dietetics/Food Nutrition, Engineering, Exercise Physiology, Foreign Language, Human Identification, Kinesiology, Geosciences, Manufacturing, Physics, Physical Anthropology, Psychology, and Zooarchaeology are among the many labs on campus.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,160 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 80% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 625 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 13% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 1% of housing units are Singles.
  • 57% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 10% of housing units are Triples.
  • 32% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 31 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 0% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 80% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: International Festival, Chico World Music Festival, Court Theatre, President’s Lecture Series (Nobel Peace Prize Winners), Multicultural Night, Ag Day, Fun Without Alcohol Faire, Minds in Motion, Greek Week Community Challenge, Leadership Conferences, Earth Month, Sustainability Conference;
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 187 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Beta Alpha Psi, Omicron Theta Epsilon, Golden Key International Honour Society, Phi Alpha Theta, Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Phi Sigma Tau, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Alpha Psi Omega, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Lambda Chi, Lambda Pi Eta, Eta Kappa Nu, Kappa Delta Pi, The Honor Society of the Educational Opportunity Program/Student Support Services(EOP/CSS), Alpha Zeta Eta, Sigma Tau Delta, Order of Omega: Theta Rho, Psi Chi;
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Christian Fellowship(ACF), Hillel/Jewish Student Union, Latter-day Saints Student Association(LDSSA), Christian Science Organization, Newman Catholic Campus Ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ, The Edge-Campus Christian Fellowship, Worship. generation, Muslim Student Association, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, The Lighthouse, The Door;
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Indian Student Association (ISA), Sinorama Society, General Union of Palestine Students, Hmong Student Association, Pan African Union (PAU), Pan Arab Union Student Association, Southeast Asian Student Association, Pakistan Students Association, Sociedad Estudiantal de Literatura, Arte, y Cultura (SELAC), Sri Lankan Student Association, Filipino American Student Organization (FASO), Middle Eastern Studies Organization, Korean Student Association (KSA), Japanese Crew (J*Crew);
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) 6 political; over 67 professional, academic and career related; 15 recreational; 13 sports clubs; 6 service; over 54 special interest organizations
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Orion/weekly;


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Sacramento (90), Chico (10)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Chico (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Chico (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.


  • School employment is available.
  • 9% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,500
  • Freshman are discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 16 fraternities
  • 10 fraternity houses
  • 4% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 11 sororities
  • 5 sorority houses
  • 4% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other

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