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California State University, Chico, founded in 1887, is the second oldest university in the California State University system with a student population of 17,000. California State University, Chico is commonly known as Chico State or Cal State, Chico. In 2006, CSU Chico was ranked 4th from the top of public western Masters university by U.S. News & World Report 1. The university has the distinction of being known as a party school, although the university administration is intent on changing that reputation. Chico State is also the 1st school amongst 14, which started a separate dedicated Computer Science program in 1964. The State University of New York at Rochester was the 2nd.
The university is organized into 7 undergraduate colleges (including a college of agriculture) and 6 professional schools. The university is further organized into departments, centers and institutes, programs and other offices. Paul Zingg is currently the president.
Chico State is considered one of the most haunted universities in California, with numerous sightings of ghosts, spirits, and the Chico Chupacabra.
Colleges & Schools
Main article: Chico State Colleges
Chico State has seven colleges and six professional schools:
- College of Agriculture
- College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
- College of Business
- College of Communication and Education
- College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management Technology
- College of Humanities and Fine Arts
- College of Natural Sciences
In addition, to the seven colleges, there are also six professional Schools. These are also administrative units each under the direction of a director.
- School of Arts
- School of Graduate, International, and Interdisciplinary Studies
- School of Communication
- School of Education
- School of Nursing
- School of Social Work
Chico State is bisected by Big Chico Creek and sits more or less centrally within the city of Chico. It is bounded by Highway 32/Nord Avenue to the west, The Esplanade to the east, West 2nd Street to the south, and finally West Sacramento Avenue to the north.
Address / Directions
California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929
If you are traveling north on Highway 99, take exit 385 towards Chester/Orland. You'll need to cross the first intersection, then immediately merge to the left and take a left to head west on Highway 32. Continue past Main Street and Broadway Street (barely south of Downtown). Just two blocks ahead is Normal Avenue (just after Salem St.), where you may turn right. Drive down the road until it ends at W. 2nd St., and Chico State will be in front of you. Now you'll just have to find a place to park.
- Chico State Spots and Places
- Chico State Buildings
- University Administration
- Associated Students
- Did you know that CSU Chico is home to a Corpse Flower ([Amorphophallus titanum])?
- That CSU Chico has a massive sustainability program and a recently certified organic farm?
- That the university has its own ZIP Code?
- That Chico State used to be Chico Normal School and that Normal Avenue was named after it?
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2008-10-08 09:16:00 Is the classroom with the fireplace still there? Chico Tubing Alum - Class of '83 —220.127.116.11
2008-10-08 14:08:59 Hmmmm. This is good quiz question. My guesses for a classroom with a fireplace are: Trinity Hall 120. It's the room that is now called the Humanities Center. It used to be the Chico State College library and also the first student owned bookstore. In that case it is no longer there. Is that where you had in mind? Other than that you would have to go back the the Bidwell Mansion for a classroom with a fireplace... Unless you are talking about the Art Department's Sculpture Lab or the Ceramics Lab or something like that. —GregBard
2009-08-15 10:55:12 CSU Chico was also the first school among 14 to start a separate Computer Science program in 1964. The State University of New York at Rochester was the second. —18.104.22.168
2012-02-28 18:34:23 :0 Anymore good fun facts for me essay? I nneeedd to do one on chico state and this was pretty helpful!!!!!! :D —22.214.171.124
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