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Combining a rich tradition of over 120 years with the most modern teachingand learning, CSU Chico is distinguished by its beautiful park-like residentialcampus in a true college town. With emphasis on student learning, academicstudy is enhanced by practical experience helping graduates succeed in theircareers and lives. With a student faculty ratio of 23:1, Chicos professors areconsistently praised for their openness and accessibility to students. Frommajors in Mechatronic Engineering to Exercise Physiology to Recording Arts,our graduates are among the most highly recruited in the West.
BasicLocation: Chico, California InformationDistance from Los Angeles: 467 MilesApproximate Time Driving: 8 HoursAdmission Rate: 67%Avg. G.P.A: 3.22Total undergrads: 14,758First-time freshmen: 1,900Student-to-faculty ratio: 23:1Ten Largest MajorsBusiness AdministrationLiberal StudiesPsychologyConstruction ManagementPrenursing/NursingKinesiologyRecreation AdministrationCriminal JusticeCivil EngineeringCommunication Studies
Unique facilities:1,000-acre farm, planetarium, instructionalmedia center, biology field station,anthropology museum, intercultural studiescenter, computer graphics lab, assistivetechnology center, media prep lab, recordingarts studio, hydrotherapy pool,echocardiography system, gas displacementchamber, two ecological preserves with nearly4,100 acres, forensics lab, archaeology laband research center, gateway sciencemuseum Housing CSU, Chico is one of four residential campuses in the California State University system. By choosing to live on campus, students enhance their college experience, have more friends, and achieve greater academic success. A wide variety of reasonably priced off-campus living options are also available within a one-mile radiusWild Cat Recreation Center of campus.
Arts and Entertainment: There are Student Newspaper: The Orion hasseveral movie theatres in town, and many won numerous awards, including 11music and dance clubs in the area. National Pacemaker awards—widelyCommunity theatre productions run year considered the top prize for generalround. Over a dozen local art excellence in college journalism. Thegalleries/exhibit halls display local and Orion won the award six times in theinternational artists work. The Chico 1990s and was inducted into theMuseum, The Gateway Science Museum, Associated Collegiate Press Hall ofBidwell Mansion, and Stansbury House are Fame in 2005. In 2009, the paperopen to the public. Chico was rated #10 by was also awarded its second Onlineauthor John Villani in his book Top 100 National Pacemaker Award in threeBest Small Art Towns in Americaand listed years, and its print edition placedin USA Today’s ―10 Great Places for Big- second in the Best of ShowCity Art, Small-Town Feel.‖ Chico was alsoChico Geographical Facts competition. Nine times since 1994,Chico is 90 milesthe topSacramento.rated among north of eight college towns in the California Newspaper PublishersChico is 174 miles northeast of San Francisco.the United States by MSN.com.Chico is 8 miles from the Sacramento River. Association has selected The OrionChico is 2 miles from the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. as the states number one universityBidwell Park has a total of 3,670 acres, making it one of the paper among all dailies andlargest municipal parks in the United States. weeklies. The National NewspaperAverage annual rainfall is 25.75 inches.Chico has an average of 219 clear days in a typical year. Association and the Society ofPopulation of Butte County (July 2008 estimate) is 220,577. Professional Journalists have each
Preparing for Forensic Science CareersChico State has two practicing forensic anthropologists with experience consultingfor the U.S. Defense Department and for the United Nations in Bosnia, and at theWorld Trade Center following 9/11, in Thailand following the tsunami of 2005, and inNew Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.Producing Top AnimationAt the CSU Media Arts Festival, Chico State students have won ―Best Animation‖nine times and the coveted ―Best in Show‖ four times.Engineering WinsFrom human powered vehicles to micro-mouse competitions, Chico Stateengineering students have a long tradition of winning against the best engineeringprograms in the country.Growing Food SustainablyThe College of Agriculture serves the North State by educating students, farmers,and the public about growing food sustainably to ensure economic viability whilemeeting community and environmental needs.Preferring Chico State GradsIn 2010-11, more than 440 companies, school districts, and organizations,including ADP, Pfizer, Chico Bag, SAP, Kendall-Jackson Winery, Peace Corps,Applied Aerospace Structures Corp., and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,came on campus to recruit students of all majors.
All of your possibilities come into view at California State University, EastBay. Nestled in the hills overlooking Northern California’s beautiful SanFrancisco Bay, Cal State East Bay offers an inspiring setting for personalgrowth, career exploration, academic achievement, and friendship -- plusa view that stretches all the way to tomorrow. One student described itas ―the perfect setting to enjoy a panoramic view of the Bay -- and toreflect on what I’m learning and where I want to go with it.‖
Location: Hayward CaliforniaDistance from Los Angeles: 365 MilesApproximate Time Driving: 6 HoursAdmission Rate: 73%Avg. G.P.A: 3.1Total undergrads: 10,064First-time freshmen: 1,211Student-to-faculty ratio: 23:1Majors (100+)Business/Marketing: 30%Health Professions: 12%Social Sciences: 10%Liberal Arts: 6%Biology: 5%Communications/Journalism: 5%Family and Consumer Sciences: 5%Psychology: 5%Public Administration and Social Services:5%
"Fun? Youve got to be kidding! This is the San Francisco Bay Area, we have it all:clubs, restaurants, museums, parks, natural resources, the ocean and skiing," saidone student.Cal State East Bay offers an inspiring setting for personal growth, careerexploration, academic achievement and friendship. The Hayward campusoverlooks the San Francisco Bay and inspiring skyline of bridges, cities, hills andmountains. The Concord campus is located in the picturesque foothills of Mt.Diablo.Enjoy a break at the Union cafe, surf the Web from your student apartment, orcatch a movie on campus. Meet students from around the world for a study groupor cheer on your favorite sports team. The Cal State East Bay campus communityhas something for everyone
Concerts Battle of the Bands Cal State East Bay Jazz Festival John BEvents Live at Noon Outdoor ConcertsAfrican American History Month Lupe FiascoAsian/Pacific Islanders Heritage Slick RickMonth Spring Festival – Indie Rock andBlack History Month Hip HopCinco de Mayo Festival Trips Music World to See ConcertDebate Series Golden State Warriors inDomestic Violence Awareness OaklandMonth Oakland Athletics (As)Greek Week Saber CatsHomecoming Game and Dance San Francisco 49ersInternational Education Week The Price is Right in Los ComedyLatino Heritage Month Angeles Kevin HartLeadership Conference Margo GomezMovie Nights Steve Travino & BradMulticultural Week Williams of ComedyPerformance Fusion Dance CentralPoetry Slams Wild & Out ComedyRoot Beer Flow Show Show of MTVSober Fest
Freshman Learning CommunitiesBegin your college experience with other students who share your interests andcareer objectives. The Freshman Learning Communities program allows freshmen toselect a subject area of clustered courses, along with peers who have similarinterests. The Freshman Learning Community program offers guaranteed coursesyou need to meet major prerequisites and graduation requirements.Courses are grouped thematically in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, or SocialSciences. This innovative program helps students to:earn higher GPAs,develop superior writing and communication skills, andgraduate reliably in four years.Recreation and Wellness CenterOpening in early 2011, the new 54,000-square-foot Recreation and Wellness Centeris located directly across from Pioneer Heights student housing. The new state of theart facility houses a multi-court gymnasium; elevated jogging track; fitness center;multipurpose fitness and activity rooms for aerobics, martial arts and dancing; lockerrooms; juice bar; and administrative offices. Intramural sports such as basketball,volleyball and badminton, as well as fitness programs such as weight training, withfree weights and weight machines are offered at the center.Current CSUEB students paying the University Union Recreation student fee willhave free membership to RAW for each relevant quarter. CSUEB Faculty, Staff,Alumni, Emeritus, and Retirees are all eligible for a membership with the quarterlyfee.
Individualized AttentionYoull receive individualized instruction in a small class setting and the coursesyou need to meet your major prerequisites and graduation requirements. Withpeer and faculty advising, study and support services, counseling andmentoring, were ready to help you all the way.Personal GrowthLots of fun activities and opportunities to express yourself are available to youas a freshman. Concerts, parties, field trips, book club, open mic nights, andmore are designed to encourage your growth and social connections with otherstudents and with faculty members.For lectures and concerts, youll find world-class musicians, speakers andentertainment on campus. In recent years, the University has welcomedengaging speakers, famous alumni and celebrity personalities.Life Around the BayYou don’t have to go far to enjoy the Bay Area’s live music, restaurant andtheater scene. Spend a day in the city, at the beach, or in the mountains; youwont run out of good friends to meet and fun things to do. And with so manyexciting places to discover in nearby San Francisco, San Jose, and
Local AttractionsCal State East Bay is located in theSan Francisco Bay Area – the cultural,technological, and educational centerof the American West – where you’llnever run out of exciting places to goand things to do. San Francisco,Oakland, Berkeley, and San Jose —with their profusion of theaters,restaurants, clubs, shops, museums,and festivals — are just 30 to 45minutes away. A one-hour drive takesyou to the Pacific Ocean or toCalifornia’s wine country. Beyond theBay Area, Northern California’slandscapes are breathtaking: SantaCruz beaches, the MontereyPeninsula, Big Sur, the Sierra Nevada
Dining at the Union Use cash, debit card or your meal plan to purchase food at the Union buildings. Use Union Bucks to purchase any itemUniversity Unions from the Pioneer Bookstore or the Union.Cal State East Bays University Food services include:Unions are gathering places for •Java City coffee barstudent socializing, dining, studying •Tortillas Express Mexican fareand meetings. •Greens To Go salad barEnjoy a relaxing atmosphere with: •Grille Works hot food to order•Lounges with big screen TVs •Bené Pizzaria•Billiards and table tennis •Montagues Deli sandwiches•Live music at noon •Home Zone hot entrees•Indoor or outdoor dining •Panda Express Chinese food •Worlds Fare international foods