Fresno State

California State University - Fresno

5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    19
  • Previously Enrolled
    4

Overview of California State University - Fresno (Fresno State)

About this school

California State University Fresno is a public, comprehensive university. It was founded as a Normal School in 1911, joined the state university system in 1961 and was granted university status in 1972. Its 1,410-acre campus, including the university farm, is located a few miles from downtown Fresno.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:21,528
    • Men:9,125 (42.4%)
    • Women:12,403 (57.6%)

Location

Admission Information (Fresno State)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to California State University Fresno is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
1
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 16
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
5241 North Maple Avenue
City, State, Zip
Fresno, CA  93740-8027
Phone
(559) 278-2261
Fax
(559) 278-4715
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$56
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
54% of 18,731 applicants were admitted
Women
57% of 10,824 applicants were admitted
Men
48% of 7,907 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,965 (50%) of 10,030 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,999 (48%) of 6,218 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,966 (52%) of 3,812 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
25%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
16-21 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
11%
• Score 18 - 23
37%
• Score 12 - 17
42%
• Score 6 - 11
8%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Fresno State)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


California State University Fresno accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001147
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,948 (89.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,627 (89.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,579 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
421 (16.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$12,505
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,381 (92.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,879
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,812 (70.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,251
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 729 (28.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
190 (5.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,085

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
15,772 (81.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
14,753 (93.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
14,463 (98.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,485 (17.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$13,051
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 13,162 (91.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,486
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 11,267 (77.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,283
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 3,451 (23.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
470 (2.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,901

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
47%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$18,308
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
1.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Handicapped Students, Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$5,423

Academics & Instruction (Fresno State)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


686

Part-Time Faculty


674

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 14% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 22% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 46% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


California State University Fresno provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


58.0%

Programs & Majors (Fresno State)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (87)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Agriculture, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Biotechnology, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Physical Therapy, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (59)


  • Accounting
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Geology
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Plant Sciences
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sport Psychology
  • Viticulture and Enology
  • Writing

Campus Life (Fresno State)

Location & Geography

Population


505,882

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,399 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
37.1 average low in January, 92.7 average high in September
Rain
45 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
6 mile(s) from campus in Fresno
Nearest Bus Station
Fresno
Nearest Train Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Fresno

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


4% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


96%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldogs
School Colors
Red and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, gymnastics, racquetball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


California State University Fresno offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


18,194

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
21,528
Women
12,403
Men
9,125

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 14.8% Asian
  • 3.2% Black/African-American
  • 53.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 20.8% White
  • 4.5% Unknown

International Students


5.6%

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


2,875

Student Resources (Fresno State)

Study resources