California State University at Fresno

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Medium

  • Tuition

    $5,000—$10,000 Semester

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    University

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Top Programs

    Business, Linguistics, STEM

  • Setting

    City

  • Accreditation and Certification

    WASC

  • Type of Housing

    Apartment, Dormitory

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 5.5+, TOEFL: 61+, iTEP: 3.6, ELS: Level 112, PTE Academic: 45+, Step EIKEN: Pre-1, Duolingo: 90+

  • Social Media

Welcome to California State University at Fresno!

With over 100 years of excellence, California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) is a nationally ranked, four year and above, accredited university located in central California. Telling numbers include:

  • 68 undergraduate degree programs, 45 master's degree programs, 3 doctorate programs and 9 certificates of advanced study.
  • Student body of 25,000+ students annually, with international students representing 70+ countries. 
  • Over 180,000 alumni have become prominent leaders, innovators, and critical thinkers in every industry, transforming our region and communities across the world.
  • Three "named" schools resulting from multimillion-dollar gifts, and 13 endowed chairs are earning Fresno State a reputation as one of the West Coast's best universities (College Portrait)

We call ourselves Bulldogs and the Bulldog spirit is infectious. Whether you are a prospective student or parent we invite you to explore what Fresno State has to offer and consider the University as part of your plan for the future! 

RANKING

  • Top 100 Public Schools - U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best College rankings
  • Ranked #2 in the best affordable schools in California for bachelor’s degree by affordableschools.net.  
  • Ranked #26 National Universities - Washington Monthly Magazine
  • Awarded the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for the 7th time.  

WHY FRESNO STATE

Location

  • Fresno State is in the heart of California, known as the Central Valley. 
  • 5th largest city in California, providing students with easy access to a vast number of sports teams, organizations, facilities, venues, and internship opportunities. 
  • Conveniently located within a three-hour drive to both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
  • Three National Parks, Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon, are right in our backyard. Breathtaking scenery, spectacular canyons, cascading rivers and waterfalls, the world’s largest trees, and endless trails can be found a short drive away. 

Academic Life

  • Student-faculty ratio 23:1, personalized attention, and faculty mentoring
  • High-quality academic programs prepare students to tackle real-world needs and transform communities in the region and across the world.
  • Faculty and students continuously conduct pioneering applied research, fostering collaboration between some of the brightest minds in agriculture, engineering, science and mathematics, health, arts and humanities, social sciences and education.
  • Access to internship opportunities.

Campus Life

  • Approximately 1,400 acres, with over 4,000 trees and lots of green open spaces, providing a park-like environment to study
  • NCAA-Division 1
  • Library ranked No. 25 in a listing of the “amazing” top 50 college and university libraries in the nation by College Rank and awarded for “Excellence in Design and Execution” by the American Institute of Architects chapter in 2012
  • A planetarium on campus
  • Home to the Save Mart Center, the largest university indoor arena on the West Coast 
  • Home of the nation’s largest and first commercial bonded winery on a university campus
  • A full working farm, creamery and farm market store provide hands-on experience and educational training
  • Campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access

Student Life

There are many clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities, academic groups, cultural and minority groups, and special interest groups including political organizations and a meditation association. The student newspaper is published in print and on-line. Recreational activities include board games, tap dance, bowling, rodeo, and environmental interests. Art galleries, dramatic and musical performances, and a planetarium also provide opportunities for entertainment and learning. A number of services for academic support, career counseling, services for students with disabilities, and other resources also exist on campus.

SERVICE

The International Office leads Fresno State in supporting you from application to graduation. We are committed to:

  • Assisting students with their adjustment and understanding of their new environment where they have opportunities and encouragement to pursue their dreams, be involved in the University community and have their efforts recognized.
  • Providing high-quality services including advising, immigration, cultural adjustment, on and off-campus resources, and much more!
  • Serving as a resource to faculty and staff to facilitate international exchange, enhance cross-cultural communication and support international endeavors.
  • Providing information to prospective students and parents about the university and the quality of available educational experiences that enhances and promotes the continued flow of students from nations around the world.

 American English Institute (AEI)

Fresno State’s Intensive English Program offers you an opportunity to learn or improve your English language skills. Successful completion of selected programs at AEI meets English Proficiency Exam requirement for entry into Fresno State.

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California State University at Fresno

California State University, Fresno
5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno CA 93740
P: 559-278-2782
Bachelor Degree
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Studies
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Arts and Design
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Dietetics
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Fashion
  • Finance
  • Food Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Graphics/Multimedia & Web Design
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • Kinesiology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Religion
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports Administration
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Theatre
  • Women's and Gender Studies
Masters
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • English
  • English Literature
  • Geological Sciences
  • History
  • Kinesiology
  • Linguistics
  • Master of Science in Agriculture
  • Mathematics
  • MBA
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Physics
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Sports Administration
  • Sports Management
English Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Intensive English as a Second Language