B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
California State University - Fresno is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93740

California State University - Fresno Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Scores Range
790-1030
ACT Scores Range
16-22
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available
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Test Scores and GPA for California State University - Fresno

Cost

Net Price
$5,599/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,834/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,093/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,828/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,646/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,832/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.132 responses
35%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.139 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.139 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,745Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
62%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 87 responses
Report
  • Open to diversity
    41%
  • Dedicated
    29%
  • Motivated
    21%
  • Mellow
    5%
  • Bright
    2%
  • Self-centered
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.173 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.222 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 95 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    60%
  • Relaxing
    11%
  • Amazing
    9%
  • Challenging
    8%
  • Depending on the class you get, mostly challenging
    5%
  • Quiet
    4%
  • Surprisingly easy
    2%

After California State University - Fresno

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses

California State University - Fresno Reviews

2,268 reviews
All Categories
I'm personally on the university track team and I can say the opportunities they provide are excellent. The facilities are either brand new or being currently renovated. Fresno state offers a great variety of intramural sports too , which I would definitely be a part of if not for my prior commitment with track. Student involvement at football games is pretty high, half the city practically comes out to tailgate, it's pretty fun!
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I'm a 2016 high school graduate and just finished my first semester here in Fresno State. So far, I am exceedingly happy with my experience here. The institution really deserves more credit than what locals here assume to be an otherwise "lacking" university. The professors are great and the many facilities open for the students offer us whatever we may need. Granted it may not be the biggest or most expensive university, but Fresno State offers a high end general education for most degrees. The only problem I may have at the moment would be the expensive textbooks (but you can honestly find them from outside sources, past students, etc.) and the waitlist for pre-nursing majors.
One of the lowest costing schools in the CSU system, surrounded by about 1 million people in Fresno CA area. Great programs and resources. Plenty of student organizations and student life, the drinking scene can be big since Fresno, CA has been on the top drunkest city list a few years ago. Not uncommon to hear sports players and students getting into trouble unfortunately with the law, DUI, partying (even a threat last semester leading one student to go to jail) etc. Not the greatest city when it comes to crime. Guard your belongings and watch when you walk to your car, apt near school, leaving and coming to campus day AND night. When you enter FS and every year as a student(entire CSU as well), you are required to take an online assesment about abuse, drinking, and other social behaviors among students and relationships. The library was renovated years ago and its a staple of the campus. Great areas to study or get Starbucks Coffee (busiest location in Fresno)