Achieving Excellence
at California State University, Chico

Chico Quick Facts

California State University, Chico
(Popularly called "Chico State")

Founded 1887

Interim President: Scott G. McNall

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/ae: 105,000

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

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

Female: 54%

Freshman Profile:
Average High School GPA 3.4 for fall 2004 admitted freshmen
Mean SAT Scores (composite): 1070

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

95% of the total population comes from California; 58% from outside CSU, Chico's service area

Student newspaper: The Orion

Ten largest majors:

  1. Liberal Studies (Elementary Teaching)
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology
  4. Computer Science
  5. Marketing
  6. Art and Art History
  7. Communication Design
  8. Communications Studies
  9. English
  10. Biological Sciences; Recreation Administration

For Additional Information

CSU, Chico
Admissions Office