California State University

    Study at a world-class institution

California State University (CSU), Chico, known locally as ‘Chico State’, was established in 1887 and is the second oldest university within the 23-campus CSU system. The student population is 16,000, including hundreds of international students, who represent countries all over the world. Chico State offers an inviting and safe educational environment within a small, college town setting, and is internationally recognized for its excellent academic programs and scholarly achievements.

    The highest academic standards

In U. S. News and World Report’s annual ‘America’s Best Colleges’ list, CSU, Chico regularly ranks highly among master’s-level public universities in the western United States. CSU Chico, maintains high academic standards and has one of the highest graduation rates in the CSU system.

    Excellent undergraduate and master’s degrees

More than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered, including business administration, computer science, engineering, construction management, teacher education, social sciences, art, music, agriculture and public administration.

    Access to CSU, Chico’s unparalleled University courses

There are various ways to apply for a place at CSU, Chico:

  • International admission: International students can apply for undergraduate or graduate admission to CSU Chico through the Office of International Education. Students must submit proof of English language proficiency and financial resources when applying to the University
  • Conditional admission: Conditional admission to the University is designed for undergraduate students who have not yet met the University’s English proficiency requirement (TOEFL)
  • Open University: Qualified students may attend regular CSU Chico courses through Open University
  • Butte College: Through a partnership with Butte College students can apply for conditional admissions to the local community college