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California State University, Chico

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1887
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 14,927
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $25,933,589
Admissions Address

400 W. First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0722

Website

http://www.csuchico.edu

Admissions E-mail

info@csuchico.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: November 30
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: John Swiney
Admissions office telephone: (800) 542-4426
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: November 30
Decision sent by: March 1
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $55
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.csumentor.edu  
Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $1,000 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History 0 N/A
Academic electives 1 N/A
Total academic units 15 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 31
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: March 31
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Not considered
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Important
State residency: Important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 90%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 90%
Total applicants: 12,733
Total acceptances: 11,509
Total freshman enrollment: 2,477
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 5,528
Male acceptances: 4,918
Male freshman enrollment: 1,128
 
Female applicants: 7,205
Female acceptances: 6,591
Female freshman enrollment: 1,349
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 3%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 35%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 76%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 50%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 91%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 450 - 560
Math: 460 - 580
Combined: 910 - 1140


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.0%
600-699 12.0% 16.0%
500-599 42.0% 44.0%
400-499 37.0% 33.0%
300-399 8.0% 5.0%
200-299 0.0% 1.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 26%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 - 24
Math: 18 - 24
Composite: 18 - 23


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
24-29 23.0% 23.0% 32.0%
18-23 57.0% 46.0% 46.0%
12-17 19.0% 24.0% 20.0%
6-11 0.0% 4.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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