California State University Fresno

Fresno, CA

California State University Fresno is a public, comprehensive university. It was founded as a Normal School in 1911, joined the state university system in 1961 and was granted university status in 1972. Its 1,410-acre campus, including the university farm, is located a few miles from downtown Fresno.

Website: www.csufresno.edu/

Public
Co-ed
21,528
Undergraduate
Students
(57.6%) 12,403 Women
(42.4%) 9,125 Men
2,875
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
54% of 18,731 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
16-21 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $16,287
Out-of-state: $28,167
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,583
Out-of-state: $18,463
Room and Board
$9,704
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Freshman Award
$12,505
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$18,308
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
686
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of classes
10-19 students: 14% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 22% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Fresno Population
505,882
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
4% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldogs
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.8% Asian
3.2% Black/African-American
53.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
20.8% White
4.5% Unknown
International Students
5.6%
First-Year Students Returning
78.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 1  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 16
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
5241 North Maple Avenue
City, State, Zip
Fresno, CA 93740-8027
Phone
(559) 278-2261
Fax
(559) 278-4715
E-mail
admissions@csufresno.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
$56
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
54% of 18,731 applicants were admitted
Women
57% of 10,824 applicants were admitted
Men
48% of 7,907 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
4,965 (50%) of 10,030 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,999 (48%) of 6,218 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,966 (52%) of 3,812 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
25%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
16-21 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
11%
Score of 18 - 23
37%
Score of 12 - 17
42%
Score of 6 - 11
8%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 15%
Top quarter: 80%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $16,287
Out-of-state: $28,167
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,583
Out-of-state: $18,463
Room and Board
$9,704
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001147
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,948 (89.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,627 (89.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,579 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
421 (16.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$12,505
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,381 (92.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,879
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,812 (70.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,251
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 729 (28.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
190 (5.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,085

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
15,772 (81.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
14,753 (93.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
14,463 (98.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,485 (17.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$13,051
Need-Based Gift
Received by 13,162 (91.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,486
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 11,267 (77.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,283
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 3,451 (23.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
470 (2.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,901

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
47%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$18,308
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
1.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1,119
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
182
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
22
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Handicapped Students, Local/State Students
Number of Awards
3
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$5,423
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Agriculture, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
686
Part-Time Faculty
674
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of classes
10-19 students: 14% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 22% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 32% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 46% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Biotechnology, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Geology
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Plant Sciences
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sport Psychology
  • Viticulture and Enology
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Physical Therapy

Location and Setting


Fresno Population
505,882
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
1,399 acres

Weather

Temperature
37.1 average low in January, 92.7 average high in September
Rain
45 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Fresno
Nearest Train Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Fresno

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
4% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
96%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldogs
School Colors
Red and blue

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Equestrian Sports x x    
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Equestrian Sports x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Equestrian Sports    
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, gymnastics, racquetball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
21,528
Women
12,403 (57.6%)
Men
9,125 (42.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
18,194
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.8% Asian
3.2% Black/African-American
53.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
20.8% White
4.5% Unknown
International Students.
5.6%
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
2,875

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
78.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
58.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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