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 2006) 15,025  

Number of total students 16,250

Female: 54% Male: 46%

Freshman Profile (fall 2006 admitted freshmen)–Average High School GPA: 3.31; Mean SAT Scores (composite): 1038

Students come from 40 nations, 40 states, and 2 U.S. territory

97% of the total population comes from California; 3% are out-of-state or international students

Student Newspaper: The Orion

Ten Largest Majors:

  1. Business Administration
  2. Liberal Studies (Elementary Teaching)
  3. Psychology
  4. Prenursing/Nursing
  5. Construction Management
  6. Recreation Administration
  7. Biology
  8. English
  9. Criminal Justice
  10. Management
 

For Additional Information

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