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We are available virtually from 8am–5pm, Monday–Friday.

All in-person visits are suspended. Connect virtually with admissions counselors and current student ambassadors via Zoom in a variety of formats.

The physical office for the Office of Admissions is closed until further notice. However, most services are still available via phone at 530-898-6322, email at, or virtually via Zoom.

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Welcome to Chico State. Your story begins here. Our tradition of academic excellence dates back 130 years, and we pride ourselves in helping today’s students develop into tomorrow’s successful citizens. 

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Our students are exceptional and we see something special in you, too. 300+ undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Student to faculty ratio, 23:1. Top-10 region public university. #IAmChicoState

California State University, Chico is the second-oldest campus in the 23-member CSU system, the nation’s largest public university system. Its mission includes a broad commitment to environmental sustainability, public service and community engagement throughout the 12-county North State region where the campus is located. The University became a Hispanic-Serving Institution in 2015.