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Faculty and Staff
Faculty and Staff
About The University
(algebra, geometry, algebra 2; sometimes referred to as intermediate algebra)
2 yearsSocial science
(including one year of US history or one semester of US history and one semester of US government)
2 yearsScience with a laboratory
(one life science and one physical science)
2 yearsForeign language
(the same language)
1 year Visual and performing arts
(one single yearlong course or two semester-long courses within the same discipline)
1 year College preparatory elective
Complete above courses with a C or better. We do not accept summer work after graduation to meet admission requirements. A course must be identified by your high school as meeting a University of California A-G subject requirement to be considered college preparatory. We do not accept “P” as an eligible grade listed on your application and will ask for further clarification if used.
Regardless of GPA, all students must take an SAT Reasoning or ACT exam by no later than December of their senior year and submit any test scores to Chico.
We use the SAT Reasoning, Critical Reading and Math scores for admission decisions.
We use the ACT Composite score for admission decisions.
Students planning to attend CSU, Chico (or any CSU) are required to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and/or the Entry Level Math (ELM) test(s) unless they are exempt. This is not an admissions test and will not be used to determine eligibility; however this test is required for enrollment purposes.
New freshmen who are deemed not ready for college-level English and/or math after taking the EPT/ELM will need to start the remediation process no later than the summer before their first term. If it is determined that you need remediation in either area, you must take extra steps to address this requirement through the Early Start Program. Students will be notified throughout the process of application, admission, and registration about this requirement.
Types of Financial Aid
A financial aid package may consist of a combination of different types of aid. There are four basic types of financial aid:
Scholarships are also awards that do not have to be repaid. Some scholarships may have a need component; however, scholarships generally are merit-based and reward students for academic excellence, leadership, performance in the arts or athletics, and/or community service.
Loans are funds that must be repaid, usually after graduation or upon leaving school. Federal student loans have lower interest rates than most commercial loans. Your first loan requires a master promissory note and entrance counseling before disbursement. You must complete an exit interview before you leave the University.
Work-Study provides part-time, on-campus job opportunities to financially eligible students.
Academic Programs: Index to Degrees, Majors and Undergraduate Major Academic Plans (MAP)
California State University, Chico offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs. These include 66 undergraduate majors in the liberal arts and in professional and technical areas. Many of our majors are divided into areas of specialization either as options. In addition students may choose from a wide variety of minors, teaching credentials, certificates, and graduate programs. Pre-professional advising is available in several areas for students who plan to continue on to professional schools.
The student-faculty ratio at California State University--Chico is 24:1, and the school has 28.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at California State University--Chico include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Social Sciences; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 86.5 percent.
Alpha Gamma Rho
Alpha Sigma Phi
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Gamma Delta
Basketball/Men & Women
Cross Country/Men & Women
Golf/Men & Women
Soccer/Men & Women
Track & Field/Men & Women
Harry Potter Club
Newman Catholic Center
Disc Golf Club
Living On Campus
Advantages of living in residence halls include:
- Leadership opportunities
- Supportive study environment with study lounges and Internet access
- Live-in student and professional staff to assist residents
- All-you-care-to-eat meal plans
- On-site laundry facilities
Sutter Residential Dining Center
Our commitment, Dining Hours, Food Stations, Sutter Cafe, and Sutter Hall.
Serving breakfast, brunch, highlighted dish for the day. Check out the menu and open hours.
Grill area with homemade burgers and tacos, french fry bar, and weekly specials. Check out the menu and open hours.
Homemade pizzas for lunch and dinner, menu and hours.
Fresh and Guilt
Salads, deli bar, homemade pastries, desserts. Menu and open hours.
Late night hours, menu and hours.
Retail Dining Locations
Hungry? Track down the locations of additional snacks and drinks on campus.
Who we are and how to contact us