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: 24/1 Average Class size: 32

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

Campus Acreage: 119

Alumni/ae: 128,000

Full-time Equivalent Students (fall 2010) 15,007  

Number of total students 15,989

Female: 52% Male: 48%

Freshman Profile (fall 2010 admitted freshmen)–Average High School GPA: 3.42; Mean SAT Scores (composite): 1086

Students come from 39 nations, 48 states, and 2 U.S. territories

95% of the total population comes from California; 5% 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. Construction Management
  5. Prenursing/Nursing
  6. Kinesiology
  7. Recreation Administration
  8. Criminal Justice
  9. Civil Engineering
  10. Communication Studies
 

For Additional Information

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