Chico State offers a variety of recreational and competitive sports teams. From coed kickball to fencing to wakeboarding to water polo—there’s a sport for everyone.
Going Beyond the Classroom
At Chico State, professors believe in hands-on learning. From recreation majors working in national parks to engineering majors working on ways to access clean water in Africa, Chico State students are given many opportunities to broaden their academic experience by engaging in the world around them.
The Chico Experience
The city of Chico provides a wonderful college-town atmosphere, a friendly climate on the campus, and a strong sense of community. Most students live close enough to ride their bike to class, with about 80% living within two miles of campus.
At Chico State, you can graduate in four years, with a little focus and planning. You’ll find advisors and professors who care about your success. They will push you above and beyond what you thought you were capable of—and connect you with the resources you need to succeed.
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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.”
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.
We are INVOLVED
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.