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Colleges / California State University, Fresno

California State University, Fresno

Fresno, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate58%
Acceptance Rate58%

About CSU Fresno

California State University, Fresno Overview

California State University, Fresno is a public, state school in an urban setting in Fresno, California. CSU Fresno was founded in 1911 and presently has around 24,139 students per year year, which includes 21,462 undergrad students. CSU Fresno offers on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! December 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

There are many ways for students to get involved at CSU Fresno!

Love music or performing? At CSU Fresno you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? CSU Fresno students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? CSU Fresno has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? CSU Fresno has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at CSU Fresno on the Student Life page.

2022 CSU Fresno Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 58%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Percent of Need Met 65%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,752

Is CSU Fresno a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better look at what CSU Fresno offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for California State University, Fresno

It is not difficult to get into CSU Fresno. Around 58% of applicants get into CSU Fresno each year. Out of 18,122 applications received in 2022, 10,500 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at CSU Fresno

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 82% of students who start at CSU Fresno return the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook CSU Fresno Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with CSU Fresno directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at CSU Fresno

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

CSU Fresno meets 65% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,752 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $20,217 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at CSU Fresno.

Based on this information, does CSU Fresno seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is CSU Fresno a good school for you?

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Where is CSU Fresno?

CSU Fresno is located in the urban setting of Fresno, California.

If you want to see CSU Fresno for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 168 to Fresno, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Fresno Air Terminal.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what CSU Fresno and Fresno are like without leaving home.

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College Info

5241 North Maple Avenue Fresno, CA 93740-8027

Campus Setting: Urban

CSU Fresno Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Dec 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU Fresno is Dec 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU Fresno is Dec 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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CSU Fresno Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at CSU Fresno is like? There are approximately 24,139 students enrolled at CSU Fresno, including 21,462 undergraduate students and 2,677 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from CA and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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