The acceptance rate at CSU is 90%. It ranks #94 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. California State University Chico is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 18,034 out of 19,999 applicants were admitted.
The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent (SAT 970/1170 ACT 18/24). California State University Chico typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.41. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The CSU application fee is $70 and applications are due by Nov 30.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. California State University Chico is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||480|
|SAT Composite 25th||970|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1070
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Chico?
California State University Chico typically prefers applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. 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 870. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. CSU ranks #43 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.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into CSU?
Admission data indicates that CSU 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 #43 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Chico.
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What GPA do you need to get into California State University Chico?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into CSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State University Chico was 3.41 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #57 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.41 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as CSU accepts 90% of all applicants.
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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
76% of California State University Chico freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||35%|
|Top 25% of class||76%|
|Top 50% of class||100%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||12%||14%||13%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to California State University Chico is $70.
What are the requirements for admission to California State University Chico and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
89% of students submit their SAT scores to CSU. 36% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
90% of those who apply are granted admission to CSU. Admission competition is 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 970 and 1170. 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.