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California State University, Chico will help your student achieve their educational goals, whether they are a high school student, a current college student interested in transferring, or a graduate who wants to come back to earn a master’s degree. We’re glad you’re here to learn more about our campus!

Chico’s unique residential campus gives students the ability to be submerged in college life 24/7. It allows them to build a true sense of belonging through the vast array of co-curricular activities and academic opportunities. While your student is here, they can choose to volunteer, join a club, participate in a sport, and find countless ways to enjoy the recreational activities that Chico has to offer. Through these experiences, they will build lifelong connections with other students, faculty, and staff. We are known for being a friendly and engaging campus, and they will have no trouble finding ways to be involved during their time as a student.

CSU, Chico places an emphasis on academic excellence and personal interaction among students, faculty, and staff. Ranked among the top 10 Western regional public universities by U.S. News & World Report, Chico State offers outstanding hands-on academic learning experiences that emphasize close relationships with faculty to provide new opportunities for growth. With a passion for teamwork and community service, our students routinely earn top honors nationally in communications, agriculture, engineering, business, and science competitions. Our faculty and staff will work tirelessly to ensure their academic, professional, and personal success. In short, we provide one of the most exceptional values for higher education in the state, and our graduates are highly recruited by industries and agencies.

While you and your student are here in Chico, spend as much time as possible on campus. The Office of Admissions offers guided tours Monday through Saturday. Please visit our website at to find out more information. You will quickly learn that people are friendly and genuinely happy to live here. Chico is scenic, personable, and a community like no other.

Kim Guanzon
Director of Admissions

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