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California State University-Chico Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into California State University-Chico? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 14,441 out of 22,760 applicants or 63% were admitted making California State University-Chico a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 13,068 9,692 22,760
Accepted 8,640 5,801 14,441
Acceptance Rate 66% 60% 63%
Enrolled 1,535 1,164 2,699
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 20% 19%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Chico and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that California State University-Chico regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Chico.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 865. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1075 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 970 1180
SAT Reading 480 600
SAT Math 490 580
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 18 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >76%
21 to 24 Avg + 63%-76%
19 to 21 Avg - 53%-63%
17 to 19 Reach 42%-53%
Less than 17 Low <42%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >74%
1075 to 1180 Avg + 63%-74%
970 to 1075 Avg - 50%-63%
865 to 970 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 865 Low <37%

Estimated GPA Requirements

California State University Chico has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California State University Chico and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110538 IPEDS survey data for California State University Chico.