California State University-Chico Graduate Program Reviews

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90%
of students recommend
(3.8 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 30 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACEN, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 17,220 (16,127 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 29% part-time, 71% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,288 in-state; $17,216 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2017

It's an incredible school and graduate program with an extensive network and amazing professors.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2016

California State University, Chico, Nutrition Science graduate program is outstanding for a variety of reasons. However, I believe the most appealing aspect is the automatic entry into their accredited didactic internship. Not all graduate programs offer students the option to earn a Master's degree and a seamless transition into a didactic internship. Although this graduate program offers excellent support in areas relating to clinical and community nutrition, there is a lack of support in areas relating to alternative or holistic nutrition. Few universities emphasize this; such education would make CSU, Chico, a well rounded university. Despite the lack of support in the above mentioned research area, the CSU, Chico, Masters of Nutritional Science program has a plethora of positive attributes to suite the needs of most students.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

As a student who has been to multiple campuses, Chico State is by far the best. The faculty are truly interested in your success and have a genuine interest in your future and experience at Chico State. There is a club for almost anything you can think of and you can find that answer to any question you have at the Student Services. The food court is great and so are the people. On the other hand, not all colleges in the University are as well funded as others. Also, faculty change from department to department. In one case, you can have a very good experience and meet people who will do what ever it takes to insure the student have a good learning experience. Where others feel that you get what you get and don't throw a fit. All in all, I would highly recommend CSU, Chico to anyone who is looking for a great learning experience with great people.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

I am just beginning my graduate program so I cannot comment from personal experience on an academic standpoint quite yet, however I also completed my undergraduate years in this same program. Our program is small, and the faculty are few. This makes our experience extremely personal and interactive. Our class has become a family and our professors have made sure we have a complete and well rounded education. I have learned so much more than I could have expected in this program and am excited to continue doing so at the graduate level.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The MSW program at Chico definitely has its pros and cons. Some of the faculty are amazing and really care about Social Work and us as students. Like any program, there are others who don't seem to share the same passion. I feel like there could be more support of the faculty in regards to supporting us in our internships and in the community. I have had a great experience, but some in my cohort have had a challenging time with their internships. The work load is definitely manageable. Chico is a great place. It's cheap to live here, great people and there are a lot of things to do.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program offers wonderful field work experiences and great support from the faculty. However, they do seek for students not to be working during the program, which for many of us students is a problem.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2016

During my undergraduate education at CSU Chico I had the opportunity to develop positive relationships with faculty and peers. My positive experience prompted me to pursue their masters degree program. Positive aspects of the program include diversity of course work, and first priority when applying to the CSU Chico Dietetic Internship. The program emphasizes community nutrition education, which can be a pro or con depending upon the students interest.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Beautiful campus with plenty of trees and greenery.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The M.F.T. program at CSUC has been successful in implementing a postmodern approach to the field of psychotherapy. In doing so, our therapists-in-training are learning to understand people for what they are: a product of their unique environment. By branching out beyond the medical-standpoint of therapy, we are better able to understand humans through working with persons and families of diversity. Laboratory based practicum courses allows students hands-on experience in working with persons of various races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, ages, sex, genders, and so forth. Financial resources can pose an issue for our program. For example, we sometimes experience recording glitches and lose valuable footage that needs to be reviewed by our supervisors. Regardless of setbacks, our graduate program continues to provide students and the community with extremely well-trained professionals who practice genuine and ethical therapy.
2.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are the scenery is gorgeous, the technology is up-to-date, the students are giving it their all, the workload is reasonable, and the teachers all share a friendly attitude all the time. The cons are streets are unsafe at night if not run-downed, and while the students bring a healthy amount of competitiveness, the work could improve on challenging students more a bit.
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