Fresno State Description

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.

Quick Facts about California State University, Fresno

Region

Southwest

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Bulldogs

Nickname

Fresno State

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

Out-of-State Tuition

$11,160

Retention Rate

87%

Enrollment

22,415

Year Established

1911

Fresno State Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

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

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

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:
4

Detailed Ratings

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.

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Fresno State Students

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

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
86%
Graduate
14%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
96%
Part-Time
4%

Gender of Students

Women
60%
Men
40%

Ethnic Diversity

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

International Students

International
3%
Domestic
97%

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