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Chico, California

California State University-Chico Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into California State University Chico

California State University Chico

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
65.3%
Admission Difficulty for California State University Chico
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into California State University-Chico and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #62 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,639 out of 23,964 applicants were admitted making California State University-Chico a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 61 percent. California State University Chico typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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California State University-Chico SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
89%
SAT Scores for California State University Chico
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for California State University Chico
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Chico?

California State University Chico typically requires applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #49 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

California State University Chico admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >76%
1095 to 1190 Avg + 65%-76%
1000 to 1095 Avg - 52%-65%
905 to 1000 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 905 Low <39%
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California State University-Chico ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for California State University Chico
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for California State University Chico
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into California State University-Chico?

Admission data indicates that California State University-Chico regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #52 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Chico.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

California State University Chico admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >76%
21 to 24 Avg + 65%-76%
18 to 21 Avg - 52%-65%
15 to 18 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 15 Low <39%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.21
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into California State University Chico. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State University Chico was 3.21 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #64 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as California State University-Chico accepts 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted California State University Chico students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 11% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Good
3.25 to 3.50 24% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 29% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 17% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

76% of California State University Chico freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted California State University Chico students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 35%
Top 25% of class 76%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

California State University Chico admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,997 9,967 23,964
Accepted 9,501 6,138 15,639
Acceptance Rate 68% 62% 65%
Enrolled 1,554 1,171 2,725
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 19% 17%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 30, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2019.

Admission Requirements

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

California State University Chico Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at California State University Chico
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

89% of students submit their SAT scores to California State University-Chico. 36% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

65% of those who apply are granted admission to California State University-Chico. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1190. 89% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 36% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.