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 18,000 students enrolled per year at California State University-Chico.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 910 (25th percentile) to 1120 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 19 (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 2.98 - 3.25. California State University-Chico accepts approximately 70% of those that apply. Of those that are accepted, around 22% continue on to register and enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected California State University-Chico acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 72%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall California State University-Chico Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for California State University-Chico was reported as 71.6% in Fall 2012 with over 17,200 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: 19 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for California State University-Chico has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 80.1%
  • 2009-2010: 81.4%
  • 2010-2011: 62.2%
  • 2011-2012: 74.0%
  • 2012-2013: 71.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 72.4%

How Does California State University-Chico Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for California State University-Chico is twenty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Sonoma State University81.9%
University of Nevada-Reno84.0%
University of the Pacific72.7%
University of San Francisco61.3%
Humboldt State University80.2%

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 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to California State University-Chico (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math19 - 25
Composite Score19 - 24
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