California State University, Fresno (Fresno State)

Fresno, CA

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California State University, Fresno

California State University, Fresno Student Essentials

California State University, Fresno Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Bulldogs
Nickname: Fresno State
Website: www.csufresno.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
Out-of-State Tuition: $11,160
Retention Rate: 87%
Enrollment: 22,415
Year Established: 1911

About Fresno State

A comprehensive state university with an abundance of academic and other offerings, Cal State University Fresno (aka Cal State Fresno or CSU Fresno) boasts some of the top programs in the western U.S. and throughout the country.

Cal State Fresno’s department of arts and sciences includes programs in Communications, Linguistics, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature, Journalism, Music, Theatre Arts, Armenian Studies as well as an interdisciplinary major.

The health and human services department provides training in such in-demand careers as nursing and physical therapy.

Probably its most well-known and respected program is the Craig School of Business, which is regarded as one of the best business schools in the western United States.

Consistently ranked high on a national level by Princeton Review and others, the School of Business offers undergraduate as well as MBA programs, the latter of which recruits students who score in the top 30 percent on the GMAT.

The School of Education and Human Development, which offers teaching and psychology degrees and credentials, has also been acknowledged for having one of the top rehabilitation counseling programs in the country.


Other departments at Cal State Fresno include the college of agricultural sciences and technology, a school of engineering, and a college of health and human services.

Research institutes and centers on the campus include the American English Institute, a center for aging, a public policy insitute, a children’s institute and a disability studies center.

Four art galleries, a university publishing company, concert halls, theatres, television and film production studios and a student-operated radio station all make their home on the CSU Fresno campus.

Students also have a choice of hundreds of academic, professional, arts, cultural, religious, Greek, recreational or special interest organizations.

Student services include tutorial and writing centers, discipline-speficic computer labs, career counseling and job fairs, and extensive financial aid options for eligible students.

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Fresno State Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave California State University, Fresno 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

I love Fresno State. The Henry Madden Library is amazing ad so helpful in research. It has great books and great online services. Also, it is an awesome place to study or just hang out with friends. I also love the atmosphere of the school. No matter what people say about Fresno, Fresno State is beautiful.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2002

Overall Rating

I liked the buildings on campus, especially the student union and the library. I know a new library has been built. I also liked the student store. I also feel as thugh the proximity of the school to restaurants was fantastic.


Fresno State Map & Location

California State University, Fresno
5150 North Maple Avenue
Fresno, CA 93740


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Getting Around Fresno State

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Fresno, CA

Winter
Dec
55
38
Jan
55
38
Feb
62
42
Spring
Mar
68
46
Apr
75
49
May
84
56
Summer
Jun
92
62
Jul
98
68
Aug
97
66
Fall
Sep
91
62
Oct
80
53
Nov
65
43

Fresno State Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 19,359
Freshman Class 2,925
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 22,415

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 34%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 36%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 15%
  • Unknown and Other: 9%
Latino 34%
African American 6%
Caucasian 36%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 15%
Unknown and Other 9%

Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 14%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%
Women 60%
Men 40%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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