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California State University-Chico Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

67.8%
Admission Difficulty for California State University Chico
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into California State University-Chico? The school has a 68% acceptance rate. Last year, 15,796 out of 23,305 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 moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. California State University Chico typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 18% 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1070-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
85%
SAT Scores for California State University Chico
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for California State University Chico
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Estimated Average SAT 1160
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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 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

California State University Chico admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >78%
1155 to 1240 Avg + 68%-78%
1070 to 1155 Avg - 56%-68%
985 to 1070 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 985 Low <42%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
42%
ACT Scores for California State University Chico
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for California State University Chico
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Estimated Average ACT 22
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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. 42 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
25 and Above Good >78%
22 to 25 Avg + 68%-78%
19 to 22 Avg - 56%-68%
16 to 19 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 16 Low <42%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as California State University-Chico accepts 68% 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 Admission Chances
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 13,571 9,734 23,305
Accepted 9,584 6,212 15,796
Acceptance Rate 71% 64% 68%
Enrolled 1,571 1,234 2,805
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 20% 18%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 30, 2018
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2018.

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.