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Since its beginnings in 1887, California State University, Chico has provided generations of students with unique educational experiences built upon an inclusive learning community of faculty, staff, and students who live, work, and study within a residential Northern California setting. Today, CSU, Chico is a comprehensive university serving not only the local region, but also the state, the nation, and the world, through instruction, research, and public service.

Living in the Chico State Community

There is a clear and remarkably widespread view that Chico State has a unique and much beloved character that enhances the experience of all members of the campus community. Known as the Chico Experience, it includes a wonderful college-town atmosphere, a friendly climate on the campus, a strong sense of community, distinctive and innovative programs, superior academic technologies, exceptional levels of student support, and the pride taken in contributions to the community and the environment. Over the years, Chico State has been particularly commended for its "remarkable commitment of the faculty, staff, and administration to student learning and student success."

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