California State University - Fresno

2,216 reviews
  1. Fresno, CA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  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

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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
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.89 responses
34%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.92 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 54 responses
Report
  • Open to diversity
    48%
  • Dedicated
    26%
  • Motivated
    20%
  • Bright
    4%
  • 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.138 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.182 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    54%
  • Relaxing
    19%
  • Amazing
    13%
  • Challenging
    8%
  • 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%
59%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.37 responses

Reviews

2,216 reviews
  • Excellent
    235
  • Very Good
    787
  • Average
    1002
  • Poor
    139
  • Terrible
    41
It has a nice campus, many friendly students who give you directions, mini tours and tell you the campus' secret areas. The campus has a beautiful library and many gorgeous flowers that make being there feel serene. The campus hosts many club activities such as MESA and is always does a good job of being a host. There are many departments and majors for students to go into as well as financial aid for those who don't come from the wealthiest families. Overall going to CSU Fresno is a nice experiences with many adventures and much fun to be had.
  • Niche User
  • 13 hours ago
Fresno State is a top school for anyone in any field because there is always help available. Teachers and staff have the genuine mind set to help each student succeed. They offer other opportunities to help students get through classes and other school related activities. The school as one shows a lot of spirit and support a student needs away from home. Fresno State has surely became my home away from home. The students are all so welcoming, making the learning environment enjoyable. The overall academic system is always moving forward.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
I love Fresno state ! I was there for dog days and I fell in love with the campus and all the campus leaders saying to join club and go to football, basketball , or any type of sports games to not be left out ! And that's great, so I can feel that I have a big family and enjoy myself in Fresno state. I also like how they say the students here are dedicated and open to diversity !
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago