California State University - Fresno

2,249 reviews
  1. Fresno, CA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
California State University - Fresno is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93740

California State University - Fresno Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
790-1030
ACT Range
16-22
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$5,599/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,834/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,093/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,828/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,646/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,832/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.132 responses
35%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.139 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.139 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,745Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
62%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 87 responses
Report
  • Open to diversity
    41%
  • Dedicated
    29%
  • Motivated
    21%
  • Mellow
    5%
  • Bright
    2%
  • Self-centered
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.173 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.222 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 95 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    60%
  • Relaxing
    11%
  • Amazing
    9%
  • Challenging
    8%
  • Depending on the class you get, mostly challenging
    5%
  • Quiet
    4%
  • Surprisingly easy
    2%

After California State University - Fresno

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses

Reviews

2,249 reviews
  • Excellent
    242
  • Very Good
    813
  • Average
    1013
  • Poor
    139
  • Terrible
    42
Safety First, Students! Fresno State has an excellent safety and security program on campus. There is an awesome service that the school offers to assist students to their cars when on campus at night. Also, campus security cars are often seen driving through parking lots to protect possible crimes. So, I'd give on campus safety an A. Unfortunately, the city of Fresno has a high crime rate. While crimes do not usually happen directly on campus, off campus housing and surrounding streets do have occurrences. Despite that, Fresno State has an excellent program called Crime Watch, which is an email service that notifies students of reported crimes that occur within the area. This service has been helpful multiple times, and because students are made aware of the crimes, they can help in solving unidentified offenders with their statements. Taking in the sometimes dangerous area surrounding campus, along with the school's efforts, I'd rate the safety around a B+. If you're aware of your surroundings and utilize their programs, you'll be fine.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 24 2012
I'm personally on the university track team and I can say the opportunities they provide are excellent. The facilities are either brand new or being currently renovated. Fresno state offers a great variety of intramural sports too , which I would definitely be a part of if not for my prior commitment with track. Student involvement at football games is pretty high, half the city practically comes out to tailgate, it's pretty fun!
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago
In my opinion I believe the food on campus is great. For people who like to eat healthy, there is a choice of eating subway and there are other things like yogurts, fruit cups, etc. Others who like bigger meals have the option of eating Panda Express, which I love, as well as Robertitos, TacoBell, and a burger place that I have not been too. For quick snacks you can find chips, candy, icecream, brownies, bananas, apples, shakes, donuts, and so much more! There is a lot to eat and a lot to choose from.
  • College Freshman
  • May 30 2015