Achieving Excellence
at California State University, Chico

Chico Quick Facts

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

Founded 1887

President: Paul J. Zingg

School Colors: Cardinal and White; Mascot: Wildcat

Student/Faculty Ratio: 21/1 Average Class size: 27

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

Campus Acreage: 119

Alumni/ae: 105,000

Full-time Equivalent Students (fall 2004) 14,550  

Number of total students 15,919

Female: 54% Male: 46%

Freshman Profile: Fall 2005 admitted freshmen–Average High School GPA: 3.32; Mean SAT Scores (composite): 1064

Students come from 48 nations, 39 states, and 1 U.S. territory

98% of the total population comes from California; 58% from outside CSU, Chico’s service area

Student Newspaper: The Orion

Ten Largest Majors:

  1. Business Administration
  2. Liberal Studies (Elementary Teaching)
  3. Psychology
  4. Nursing
  5. Construction Management
  6. Recreation Administration
  7. Computer Science
  8. English
  9. Political Science
  10. Music
 

For Additional Information

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