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Colleges / California State University, Chico

California State University, Chico

Chico, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate91%
Acceptance Rate91%

About CSU Chico

California State University, Chico is a public, state university in the town of Chico, California. CSU Chico was founded in 1887. The university currently enrolls around 13,840 students per year, including 12,885 undergraduates.

CSU Chico Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into CSU Chico. CSU Chico admitted 91% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 20,116 applications received in 2022, 18,324 students were offered admission.

California State University, Chico Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional May require tests

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California State University, Chico is located in Chico, California,.

If you would like to see CSU Chico for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 99 to Chico, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Chico Municipal.

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College Info

400 West First Street Chico, CA 95929-0722

Campus Setting: Small Town

CSU Chico Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Dec 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU Chico is Dec 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU Chico is Dec 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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CSU Chico Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at CSU Chico is like? There are approximately 13,840 students enrolled at CSU Chico, including 12,885 undergraduate students and 955 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from CA and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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