Achieving Excellence
in 2002 at California State University, Chico

Chico Quick Facts

California State University, Chico
(Popularly called “Chico State”)

Founded 1887

President: Manuel A. Esteban

School Colors: Cardinal and White; Mascot: Wildcat

Student/Faculty ratio: 20/1 Average Class size: 22

Location: 90 miles north of Sacramento, 174 miles northeast of San Francisco 

Campus Acreage: 119

Alumni: 105,000

Full-time Equivalent students (fall 2002): 14,408. 

Number of total students (fall 2002): 16,246. 

Students come from 66 nations, 49 states, and 2 U.S. territories

Female: 54%
Male: 46%

Freshman Profile:
Average High School GPA: 3.2
Mean SAT Scores: 1027

97% of the total population comes from California

Student newspaper: The Orion

Ten largest majors:

  1. Liberal Studies (Elementary Teaching)
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology
  4. Computer Science
  5. Management Information Systems
  6. Communications Studies
  7. Marketing
  8. Construction Management
  9. Media Arts
  10. Art and Art History; Recreation Administration

For Additional Information

CSU, Chico
Admissions Office
1-800-542-4426