Overview

Applicants
15,482
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.33

GPA Breakdown

19%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
400 - 510
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
410 - 530
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
16 - 22

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — November 30


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
22:1
Total Faculty
1,089
with Terminal Degree
705

589
Men
500
Women
291
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
14%
Graduate in 5 years
37%
Graduate in 6 years
49%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agricultural and Food Products Processing.
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General.
  • Agriculture, General.
  • Agronomy and Crop Science.
  • Animal Health.
  • Animal Sciences, General.
  • Dairy Science.
  • Food Science.
  • Horticultural Science.
  • Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management.
  • Plant Sciences, General.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Anatomy.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other.
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology.
  • Ecology.
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology.
  • Microbiology, General.
  • Molecular Biology.
  • Physiology, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Finance.
  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Development.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Real Estate.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Information Science/Studies.

  • CONSTRUCTION TRADES.

  • Building/Property Maintenance.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Agricultural Teacher Education.
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Education, General.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness.
  • Educational Evaluation and Research.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Reading Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Industrial Technology/Technician.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician.
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Civil Engineering, Other.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, Other.
  • Construction Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General.
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Surveying Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Child Development.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General.
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • Linguistics.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical/Medical Social Work.
  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Environmental Health.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene.
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.
  • Pre-Nursing Studies.
  • Public Health, General.
  • Public Health, Other.
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Corrections.
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, Other.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Natural Sciences.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other.
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Chemistry, Other.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physical Sciences.
  • Physics, General.
  • Physics, Other.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other.
  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work, Other.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology, Other.
  • Anthropology.
  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Economics, Other.
  • Geography, Other.
  • Geography.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Political Science and Government, Other.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Acting.
  • Dance, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Interior Design.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Kenny Guinn
Governor of Nevada

Lee Brown
Mayor of Houston

Bill Jones
California Secretary of State

Marvin Baxter
Justice, Supreme Court

Paul Oneil
Secretary of the Treasury

Mark Garnder
Pitcher of S.F. Giants

Philip Sanchez
Former US Ambassador to Honduras and Columbia

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
14%
Graduate in 5 years
37%
Graduate in 6 years
49%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,923

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$41,247

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,061

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,421

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,472
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$0
Required Fees
$790
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,256

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,092

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,550
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
19,132
Foreign Countries Represented
116

Demographics

15.30%
Asian
4.74%
African-American
38.28%
Hispanic
29.57%
Caucasian
6.17%
Unknown
2.51%
International

57% female
43% male
86% are full time
14% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
5%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
22%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
250
Number of Honor Societies
21

Number of Social Sororities
13
Number of Religious Organizations
11

8% join a fraternity
5% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Bulldogs)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Bulldogs)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Lacrosse
Light Weight Football
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

California State University—Fresno is an impressive green campus in an impressively green state. The university's Henry Madden Library features electronic compact bookshelves, high definition flat screens, and plush study rooms. But it’s the building’s cutting-edge sustainable design that makes it the most environmentally friendly structure on campus. The building features one of the largest collections of movable stacks in the country, which helps to minimize the overall carbon footprint of the library; centralized HVAC; compact fluorescent lighting; a motion sensor activated lighting system; furniture made from recycled materials; and building materials that were sourced from local manufacturers. The now “trayless” dining hall is chipping in too, providing biodegradable plates, napkins, cups, and cutlery which are all composted at a nearby farm. Not too far away is the campus’ newly renovated Peace Garden, which contains native species that require minimal irrigation and help reduce campus water use. A solar photovoltaic canopy parking structure on campus is the largest photovoltaic paneled parking installation at a U.S. university. The system provides 20 percent of CSU Fresno’s core campus power and offsets 950 metric tons of carbon monoxide emissions—the equivalent of planting more than 24,300 trees or eliminating 200 vehicles from the road a year! The university established the International Center for Water Technology (ICWT) to help develop ways to utilize water more efficiently. For example, they are installing new water mains that will provide non-potable water to campus irrigation systems. Students in the agricultural and food sciences have the opportunity to test high tech irrigation methods, including computer-operated drip and microsprinklers.


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Apple Computers

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
University Outreach Services
Frances Pena-Olgin, Director

Address
5240 N. Jackson Ave
M/S UC59
Fresno, CA 93740-8026

Phone
559-278-2048


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Savemart Events Center
Downing Planetarium
Kennel Bookstore
New Ciminology Center
Henry Madden Library
Please check out our website for more inforamtion: www.gotofresnostate.com

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Yosemite
Fig Garden Shopping Center
River Park
Woodward Park
Chaffee Zoo

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bus, Plane (Yosemite International Airport), Car, and Train

Driving Instructions to Campus
Please see the following website for directions: www.gotofresnostate.com


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