CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY CHICO

United States, California

California State University is located in Chico, also called Chico State, was established in 1887 and is known for delivering high-quality, high-value education for more than 130 years. The university has about 17,000  enrolled students with them; to pursue one among 126 bachelor’s, 35 master’s, and four teaching credential programs. The classes have an average size of 30 students, which ensures dedicated attention by the teachers, along with a 23:1 student-faculty ratio. The university has more than 75 departments delivering courses in Behaviour and Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts, Natural Sciences, Agriculture, Business, Computer Science, Education, Nursing, Social Work, and much more.

Campus Life

The Chico State main campus is spread over an area of 119 acres along with 800 acres of university farm and 2330 acres of ecological reserves. The university campus can accommodate up to 2150 students each year in their on-campus residences and helps the students find accommodation off-campus as well. The gymnasium is well equipped with basketball courts, swimming pools, weight training rooms, dance studio, locker rooms, indoor running track, climbing wall, and more. The students get to explore the media side in themselves with the Orion, which is a weekly student-run newspaper; and Wild Oak Music Group, which is an independent record company run by students of humanities and fine arts. The university is known to provide financial aid to 77% of the students. 

Noted Alumni

The alumni association works with a mission to ensure a lifelong connection and enduring legacy for its students and graduates. Some notable alumni names include Annette Abbott Adams, who was the first assistant attorney general of the United States, Olympian Horace Dove-Edwin, Sandra Lerner who was the co-founder of Cisco Systems, Economist Mark Thoma, and many more who are thriving and have had successful careers in their field of study.