With nine footbridges crossing Big Chico Creek, hundreds of trees, a rose garden, historic brick buildings, and plenty of welcoming benches, it’s hard not to fall in love with Chico State’s campus at first sight.
With more than 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, plus even more specialized options within each major, it’s easy to find your passion at Chico State.
Wildcat Athletics is ranked among the top 10 Division II sports institutions in the country, with 11 out of our 13 NCAA-sanctioned programs qualifying for national championship competitions in the 2011–2012 academic year.
Finding Your Place
It doesn’t take long to find a place where you belong at Chico State. With over 200 student clubs and organizations to choose from, it’s easy to get involved on campus and make friends while you’re at it.
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Why Choose Chico State?
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.