450 reviews
  1. Fresno, CA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
Fresno Pacific University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Anabaptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, CA 93702
Website

Fresno Pacific University 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
67%
SAT Scores Range
900-1120
ACT Scores Range
19-24
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Fresno Pacific University

Cost

Net Price
$16,325/ 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
    $17,174/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,552/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,482/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,188/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,108/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,227Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
43%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Commited
    50%
  • Working
    28%
  • Diversity is too high to names a typical student.
    11%
  • White
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
65%
Poll
68%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Close community
    63%
  • Friendly
    31%
  • Union
    6%

    After Fresno Pacific University

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $39,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    63%
    National
    47%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    89%
    National
    83%
    95%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

    Fresno Pacific University Reviews

    450 reviews
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    This particular school has been essential in both my academic and character growth. The classes are engaging and professors are open and helpful. There is an open door policy that makes professors and other faculty member very accessible.

    The campus is beautiful and comforting, and the community is very tight-knit. I have made some of my best friends at Fresno Pacific, and the university's environment really encourages and nurtures deep and lasting relationships.

    I would not choose any other college even if I could do it all over again. This was definitely the right university for me, and I hope to see many more people choosing it in the future.
    Because our university is a Christian one, there is no alcohol consumption or parties allowed on campus--and students will get in major trouble and face serious consequences if caught. Therefore, we only have one sorority on campus, and it is a Christian sorority that meets regularly for bible studies and group meetings for relationship building. Other than that, Greek life is pretty much non-existent on our campus. I am not sure if people are upset about that or not.
    I am not personally an athlete and rarely attended sports events before coming to college, but the Student Life office encourages a lot of school spirit and support, so I have actually attended( and surprisingly have also enjoyed) more games in the past two years than ever before in my life. The school spirit is well balance through most of the sports, but our school is especially proud of our water sports, specifically our swim team which has possibly the highest popularity and support from the student body. I'm not an expert, but I would say that athletics are a fairly big deal.