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Fresno Pacific University
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  • 4 Year
  • FRESNO, CA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

As we explore options in planning for how FPU will open for the 2020-2021 academic year, we continue to consider the safety of our students, faculty and staff the highest priority, and to be guided by the latest health guidelines from county, state and national officials. Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We are here for you! Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade A

About

1717 S CHESTNUT AVE
FRESNO, CA 93702
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
From Fresno Pacific University

At Fresno Pacific University, you’ll join others who are united by a passion for knowledge, fellowship, and faith.

Our campus is in the heart of California’s Central Valley, within a short drive of mountains and beaches. Whether you’re living in our campus dorms or commuting, you’ll never be more than a couple of steps away from the excitement!

With more than 100 areas of study, and numerous study abroad opportunities and internships, you’ll learn from the very best no matter what you choose to study.

Put yourself to the test outside the classroom. Our athletes compete in the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference and have 16 teams and over 53 national titles. Plus, with our all-new Culture and Arts Center, you’ll be able to pursue your creative passion with our various visual and performing art degrees and activities.

We’ve awarded more than $29 million annually to our students and with FPU's 4-Year Graduation Guarantee, you’ll get a head start toward achieving your goals.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
930-1150
ACT Range
16-24
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,298 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$24,740 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
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
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 32 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 32 responses

Majors

First-Generation Students

Whether your parents didn’t finish college or if you’re the first in your family to attend, you won’t be alone at FPU -- 49 percent of our students identify as first generation. From our STEM Learning Communities to our Academic Success and Intercultural Learning Centers, you don’t have to navigate college on your own.

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    28%
  • On Campus
    57%
  • Online
    15%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,442 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
505
Undergrads Over 25
52%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Commited
    50%
  • Working
    25%
  • White
    15%
  • Diversity is too high to names a typical student.
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
61%
Poll
70%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 33 responses
Poll
43%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Close community
    56%
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Fast-paced
    6%
  • Union
    6%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
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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