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Colleges / California State University, Chico

CSU Chico Student Life

CSU Chico is on a 119-acre campus in a small town setting in Chico, California. CSU Chico has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

CSU Chico also has fraternities and sororities.

CSU Chico has a thriving Chico Snow Club. In fact, more students participate in Chico Snow Club than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at CSU Chico include Chico State Nursing Club, Pre-Medical Association, Health Professionals Association and Exercise Physiology Majors Club.

CSU Chico students' favorite campus events are Choose Chico, Cats in the Community and Wildcat Welcome.

Does CSU Chico offer student housing?

CSU Chico offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

The majority of CSU Chico students live on campus. In 2021, 86% of undergrads at CSU Chico lived in some kind of on-campus housing There are 2,308 spots available in on-campus housing for all 15,676 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,38 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

CSU Chico offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is CSU Chico Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

California State University, Chico is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The CSU Chico campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

CSU Chico offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to CSU Chico

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to CSU Chico, take Highway 99 to Chico, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Chico Municipal airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore CSU Chico's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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CSU Chico Campus Services

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