California State University – Fresno

5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, CA 93740

About California State University – Fresno

California State University – Fresno is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards research doctorate degrees in education. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate18,343
Student Age% Under 2573%
 % 25 and Over27%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time81%
 % Part-time19%
Race/Ethnicity% White34.8%
 % Black5.3%
 % Asian14.8%
 % Latino32.6%
 % Native American0.8%
 % Race Unknown8.3%
 % International student3%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingCity
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted72%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled27%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRecommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Neither required nor recommended
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT29%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800520 / 800
 SAT Math420 / 800540 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite17 / 3622 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$55
 Graduate Application Fee$55
 In-State Tuition & Fees$4,879
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,039
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid76%
 % Undergraduates with Loans26%
 % Undergraduates with Grants68%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,224
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,890
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,632
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,806
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,418
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,252

Neighborhood Data for the Fresno Area

Median Age29.2
Median Household Income$43,440
Total Population489,922
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.4% 50.6%
 Age 0-951.1%48.9%
 Age 10-1751.8%48.2%
 Age 18-2450.2%49.8%
 Age 25-2949.8%50.2%
 Age 30-3950.8%49.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White54.0%
 % Black7.5%
 % Asian12.4%
 % Latino46.4%
 % Native American0.9%
 % Pacific Islander0.2%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.8%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,890
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,632
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$737
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50019.5%23.9%6.7%
 $500 to $74944.0%40.6%0.0%
 $750 to $99920.4%28.3%43.3%
 Over $100016.1%7.3%24.8%
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