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Cross-Cultural Center

Your home away from home at the heart of campus, the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center welcomes all students. The center trains student leaders through activities that promote diversity—and offers a friendly place to hang out between classes.

KCSC Radio

A Chico State Soundtrack

KCSC, campus radio station, has been expanding musical horizons for more than 60 years. The student DJs keep it entertaining and educational in all genres. Listen to the tunes not heard on commercial radio at kcscradio.com.

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Keeping It Healthy

Chico State students stay active at the Wildcat Recreation Center. About 2,000 students a day visit the WREC for the accessible pool and hot tub, pickup basketball games, three-story climbing wall, and much more.

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Chico Community

Bored? Not in Chico! Bidwell Park, a 3,618-acre getaway, awaits students who want to take a dip in Big Chico Creek or bike under huge oak trees. Chico also has an active music and art scene and many fantastic places to eat.

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Why Choose Chico State?

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Why I Chose Chico

Opportunities to succeed…

“I chose Chico State because everyone really wants to get to know you,” says AS President Jaypinderpal Virdee. “Of course, there’s the gorgeous campus, but it also has high-tech classrooms where faculty teach with the latest technology, which helps you prepare for a career. And Chico offers many opportunities to develop leadership skills.” 

CSU Chico Traditions


125 years of excellence...

Chico State traditions have created a lasting legacy. Wildcats come to love not only the beautiful campus arboretum, but also the Chico community. For generations, students have attended campus festivals and celebrations while the Trinity Hall bell rings overhead. Many families have graduates from multiple generations. Learn more here.

Volunteers Portrait


Community service always a priority...

Volunteerism and community service are priorities at Chico. Nearly 2,000 students from our nationally recognized Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE) average 60,000+ hours of community service annually. Learn more here.

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Engaged Faculty

These lives change lives.

Chico State students and alums say our faculty are genuinely interested in wanting them to succeed. With outstanding professional accomplishments (Fulbright scholars, Guggenheim fellows, and NSF grant recipients), our faculty foster a lasting connection with students, challenge them in their academic efforts, and help them realize their full potential.

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Chico Students Win

Our students beat top teams nationwide…

Sustainable Manufacturing students won the Grand Prize for the 13th time at the 2012 Society of Manufacturing Engineers. For the fifth time in six years, Chico was named an Outstanding Delegation at the 2012 Model United Nations. Our College of Business ranks ninth in Eduniversal's 1000 Best Business Schools.

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Career Center

Among the BEST in the WEST...

More than 300 employers came to hire our students in 2011-12. They love Chico Grads for the real-life project-oriented curriculum, cutting edge technologies, and our students’ great work ethic. Chico State has a record of placing its grads with Fortune 500 companies. Learn more here.

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Student Athletes

Excel in and outside of the classroom...

Since joining the California Collegiate Athletic Association in 1998, the Wildcats have won 107 NCAA Championships, 47 CCAA titles, 26 West Region titles, and 15 National titles. The Division II Athletics Directors Association honored Chico State with the Academic Achievement Award. Learn more here.

Yes, you can graduate on time! Chico State is well known for its focus on student success—and it has one of the top graduation rates in the California State University system. Learn more on the Aim 4 Four and Take 2 (for transfer students) websites.

About Our Students

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Explore the more than 25 student organizations offering a wide range of international activities.

Find out how you can get involved in the programs, student groups, and research that make CSU, Chico a national leader in civic engagement and sustainability.

Learn all about what makes Chico a great community to live, learn, and grow in.