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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

  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  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
    B-
  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 2,445 undergraduate students. The Fresno Pacific acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Child Development. Graduating 66% of students, Fresno Pacific alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,900.
1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, CA 93702
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference

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.

FPU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1140
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$19,965/ 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
$21,151/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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
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

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    47%
  • On Campus
    39%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,445Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
461
Undergrads Over 25
51%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
13%
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
60%
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%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
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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After the closing of schools due to the pandemic, my professors maintained frequent and transparent contact with our classes. The smaller class sizes of FPU benefited students being able to communicate with professors about personal struggles, and were accommodated by the majority of professors. This made the sudden shift to online much less stressful for many of my classmates, something I could not say about many my friends who attend other universities.
I love Fresno Pacific University! This college is not like any other. The people at FPU actually care about your educational and spiritual growth. I am glad I chose to attend Fresno Pacific. I feel welcomed and inspired every time I set foot on campus. It is helping me with more than just my studies, its helping me with every aspect of life!