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
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
Every professors I've had so far have been very passionate and are hilarious. They are there to help the students when need be, and will answer questions. The class sizes are average, save for lectures that have about a hundred students, but otherwise most classes are very average with around 20-40 students. The courses offered varied and there are chances for students to get the classes they want, but there are a few stragglers who can't get their classes because it's full, and not because they applied to the class late, but they weren't allowed to apply for classes until certain dates, because orientation for earlier students allowed them to apply earlier and late orientation students had to apply later. But overall, professors are awesome, and haven't seen a single one that didn't seem to care.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
School spirit is by far the most known around our school. Especially being able to purchase anything and everything Bulldogs here at Fresno State. Everyone, everyday is always representing our school. There is so many cute options of things to buy to show fan support. My friends and I go all out in Bulldog decor for football games. Tailgating and bbqing is always in action especially during football season. We love and support all athletes. They even have their own training facility that are limited to only the schools' athletes. I think that is pretty rewarding and special. Fresno State is always renovating to have more things available for students.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago