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
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
California State University - Fresno is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93740
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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
54%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
800-1010
ACT Range
16-22
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$6,177/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,489/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,524/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,159/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,397/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,397/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.132 responses
34%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.145 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.145 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,843Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 93 responses
Report
  • Open to diversity
    41%
  • Dedicated
    28%
  • Motivated
    22%
  • Mellow
    5%
  • Bright
    2%
  • Self-centered
    2%
  • Diverse
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.179 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.228 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 101 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    59%
  • Amazing
    10%
  • Relaxing
    10%
  • Challenging
    9%
  • Depending on the class you get, mostly challenging
    5%
  • Quiet
    5%
  • Surprisingly easy
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses
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As a freshman attending Fresno State, my experience has been nothing but fun, hard work, and plenty of stress. Fresno State is a clean, friendly, and safe environment. It’s nice knowing I am on a safe campus, I feel safe here! The professors are very oriented, some really care about the students education and they are willing to help those who are having trouble throughout the course. The atmosphere around here is fulfilled with energized and motivated students. When I go into the library to do some work, the students are very committed into getting their work done. Living on campus has been such a fun and great college experience so far, and I’m glad I was able to experience the dorm life here at Fresno State. When I have questions, the professors are more than happy to help, and the staff on campus is just overall very helpful. Personally, I love to watch sports, and going to some sports games is really diverting. Overall, my experience at Fresno State has been very abundant!
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My experience at Fresno State has been one filled with fun, stress, and lots of hard work. I am involved in both the science and music colleges on campus, so I have seen both the very diverse sides of Fresno State. Both places have provided me with an incredible amount of opportunity in my future field and with friendships that have lasted me for my entire stay at State. There are also no shortage of teachers that are willing to help students get through their tough classes, and many of these proffessionals inspire me every day to continue to learn and pursue my dreams. As for athletics, being in the band has allowed me witness the amazing culture on campus surronding our athletics program. From volleyball to football, the students are so supportive of there fellow classmates and the enviroment is one of positivity despite what may happen on the playing field. Overall my experience at Fresno State has been a great!
This is my first year at California State University - Fresno (Fresno State) as a transfer student, and I have enjoyed my experience thus far. As a transfer student, I have not had much experience with the faculty outside of my discipline. The faculty of my discipline (music) are encouraging yet challenging while maintaining professionalism. The student community at Fresno State is also supportive and is generally involved in the both campus life and the surrounding Fresno community. While other campus services, such as food and financial aid counseling, could arguably be better, the average quality of these services do not negate the exemplary academia taught at Fresno State.