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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
Fresno Pacific is an above-average private, Christian university located in Fresno, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,075 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Fresno Pacific acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Elementary Education, Child Development, and Organizational Behavior Studies. Graduating 62% of students, Fresno Pacific alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,800.
About Fresno Pacific University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, CA 93702
Website
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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
68%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
850-1060
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,245/ 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
    $10,811/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,965/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,337/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,592/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,736/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,075Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
45%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Commited
    50%
  • Working
    28%
  • Diversity is too high to names a typical student.
    11%
  • White
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
62%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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Fresno Pacific University Reviews

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Fresno Pacific is an amazing college. Even though it is a small college it is flourishing and growing over the years. The staff truly care for students overall; And seek to develop relationships with all of their students. Professors and staff members not only want to see their students thrive academically but also mentally, emotionally, occupationally, and spiritually. They also provide a good amount of donor scholarships; And they also provide affordable study abroad programs!
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I love the community and atmosphere on the main campus. You get to meet really amazing professors and classmates. The classes offered here are enriching and the professors really care about you succeeding. The school is founded on Christ and is affiliated with the Mennonite sect of Protestantism. You do not have to be a Christian to attend this university as there is no statement of faith paper which needs to be documented. They are welcoming of all backgrounds and beliefs. Our athletics are also amazing. I especially like the swimming & diving and volleyball team. They are both so fun to cheer on! We are located close to downtown Fresno so my friends often go coffee shop hopping on the weekends. The school may be small, but we make up for it with big smiles and big hearts.
For years I told myself I would NEVER go to Fresno Pacific because it was a local university. After visiting the campus one more time (after visitng schools like UCSB, UC Merced, CBU, APU, and etc) I fell in love with it! I have run into some issues though with communication between different departments on campus, but all in all I have really enjoyed my experience at this school. The professors and faculty feel like a family!