California State University-Chico

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California State University-Chico can be found in Chico, CA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 19,000 students enrolled per year at California State University-Chico.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 990 (25th percentile) to 1190 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 18 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants admitted to California State University-Chico. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the California State University-Chico average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.25. California State University-Chico accepts approximately 70% of those that apply. Of those that are accepted, around 14% continue on to register and enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected California State University-Chico acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 64%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall California State University-Chico Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for California State University-Chico was reported as 72.3% in Fall 2020 with over 25,900 applications submitted to California State University-Chico. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into California State University-Chico?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into California State University-Chico, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for California State University-Chico has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 65.2%
  • 2017-2018: 67.8%
  • 2018-2019: 65.3%
  • 2019-2020: 72.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 63.7%

How Does California State University-Chico Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for California State University-Chico is twenty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Sonoma State University91.2%
University of the Pacific65.6%
University of San Francisco64.4%
Humboldt State University92.2%
California State University-East Bay76.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to California State University-Chico (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 600
Math490 - 590
Total Score990 - 1190
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 24
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