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CSU drops standardized testing in admissions process

CSU drops standardized testing in admissions process

Melvin Bui, Editor-in-Chief // March 27, 2022

The California State University Board of Trustees announced it will no longer require SAT and ACT testing beginning March 23 for eligibility of admission to its 23 campuses. Chico State’s enrollment...

Chico State President speaking on her support for freedom of speech on campus. Photo credit: Christian Solis

President Hutchinson discusses enrollment decline, COVID-19 and remote learning

Alex Martin, Ian Hilton, and Kimberly Morales // October 26, 2021

The Orion sat down with Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson on Monday to discuss three pressing topics within the Chico State community. In the 30-minute interview, our team asked Hutchinson about...

The Science Building on Oct. 22.

Chico State continues downward trend in enrollment, fall 2021 data shows

Kimberly Morales, News Reporter // October 23, 2021

Chico State’s enrollment has continued to decrease annually since the 2017-2018 academic year, according to the university’s interactive data dashboard. The official count of students enrolled...

Meriam Library on Sept 2 2020.

Chico State sees drop in new students and transfers despite growing total enrollment across CSU

Kimberly Morales, News Editor // October 27, 2020

Chico State has seen a small decrease in total enrollment for the fall semester — but a nearly 10% drop in first-time freshmen and a 5% decline in transfers — despite an overall increase in enrollment...

Gayle Hutchinson presents information during her presidential address in the Performing Arts Center at Chico State.

Gayle Hutchinson reports enrollment shortage and new Camp Fire database

Kimberly Morales // February 5, 2020

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson addressed crucial information currently facing the university during her State of the University Address. This included information on the university’s budget,...

Enrollment down after Camp Fire, university says

Kimberly Morales // October 30, 2019

On Monday, Chico State released the official 2019-20 enrollment census to the public.In the census, the university announced that student enrollment is predicted to see a shortfall primarily due to Camp...

Providing pertinent professor feedback

Zachary Phillips // May 13, 2014

College students like to know what they're getting in to before enrolling in a class. What if the teaching style clashes with my delicate attention span? What if the professor is a monster? What...

University enforces student club policies

University enforces student club policies

Christine Lee // February 19, 2014

Chico State is hammering down old policies on how student clubs are allowed to organize, according to some clubs on campus. A campus-wide email sent out during winter break re-enforced rules on...

CSU applicants break record

CSU applicants break record

Nicholas Carr // January 16, 2014

The number of students applying to schools in the California State University system for next fall has set record highs.About 284,000 students applied to the system’s universities for the 2014-15...

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