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California State University: Fresno

Fresno, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

5241 N Maple Ave

Fresno, CA 93740-0001

www.csufresno.edu

Admission Office

5150 North Maple Avenue, M/S JA 57

Fresno, CA 93740-8026

(559) 278-2261

Fax : (559) 278-4812

admissions@csufresno.edu

Contact : Phong Yang

Director

Type of School

Large

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4312

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : November 30

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 56.0%

Total undergraduates : 21,462

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 3,060

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 75.0%

Average financial aid package : $12,693.00

In-State Tuition : $6,643.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $18,523.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Urban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Nov 30

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : Apr 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jan 16

SAT subject score report due : Jan 16

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Mar 2

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 2

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Nov 30

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : Apr 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 23 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 56.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 83.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Hispanic-Serving Institution

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 14.0%
Health Professions : 9.0%
Liberal Arts : 9.0%
Psychology : 8.0%
Security and Protective Services : 8.0%
Agriculture : 7.0%
Social Sciences : 6.0%
Engineering : 5.0%
Parks And Recreation : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations B
Agricultural Business and Management, General B
Agronomy and Crop Science B
Animal Sciences, General B M
Food Science B M
Horticultural Science B
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management M
Viticulture and Enology B M

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies B
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Biotechnology M
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Finance, General B
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General B
International Business/Trade/Commerce B
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Real Estate B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies B M
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B M

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B M
Information Technology B

Education
Agricultural Teacher Education B
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services M
Community College Administration D
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Curriculum and Instruction M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B
Education, General B M
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities M
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D
Music Teacher Education B M
Reading Teacher Education M
Special Education and Teaching, General M
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor M

Engineering
Civil Engineering, General B M
Computer Engineering, General B M
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B M
Engineering, General B M
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B M
Water Resources Engineering M

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician B
Industrial Technology/Technician B M
Surveying Technology/Surveying B

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing M
English Language and Literature, General B M
Writing, General M

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General B M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature B
Linguistics B M
Spanish Language and Literature B M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer B
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General B M
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling B
Environmental Health B
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General B
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling M
Nursing Practice D
Physical Therapy/Therapist D
Pre-Nursing Studies B
Public Health, General M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B M
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor M

History
History, General B M

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science, General B
Marine Sciences M
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General B
Nutrition Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B M
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies B
Sports Studies B
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B M
Geology/Earth Science, General B M
Hydrology and Water Resources Science M
Physical Sciences, General B
Physics, General B M

Psychology
Psychology, General B D M

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration B M
Social Work B M

Security & Protective Services
Corrections B
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Criminology B M
Economics, General B
Geography B
International Relations and Affairs M
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B M
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Graphic Design B
Interior Design B
Music Performance, General B M
Music, General B M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cooperative Education

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Air Force

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

1500 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Student web hosting available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Large

Unique Facilities : 1,190-acre farm, planetarium, agricultural research center

Geographic Location : 217 miles from Los Angeles, 192 miles from San Francisco

Very Large City

Urban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 21,462

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 3,060

Degree-seeking undergrads : 21,077

Graduate enrollment : 2,677

Student General Information

All students average age : 22

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 99.0%

Out of state students : 1.0%

Part Time students : 11.0%

Percentage of males : 41.0%

Percentage of females : 59.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 3.0%

Asian : 13.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 55.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 3.0%

White : 18.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 5.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

3.0% Men who Join Fraternities

3.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Collegian

Student Newspaper URL : collegian.csufresno.edu

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 18.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 5.0%

Housing Options

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $150.00

Housing deposit due : Apr 1

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Bulldogs

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

NCAA Division I

NCAA Division IA

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Club

Women's Club

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Bowling

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Equestrian

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division I

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division IA

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club

Judo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division I

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rodeo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Swimming

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division I

Table tennis

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Wrestling

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Other Sports : Cycling, Paintball, Shooting, Snowboarding, Taekwondo,


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $70.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 18,122

Admitted : 10,500

Enrolled : 3,059

Somewhat selective 58.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

Tests recommended, but not required, if student has a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.

A note from the college

Academic GPA, standardized test scores, and rigor of secondary school record are very important.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 15.0%

Top Quarter : 80.0%

Top Half : 100.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 23.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 21.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 14.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 7.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 1.0%

600 - 699 : 16.0%

500 - 599 : 45.0%

400 - 499 : 35.0%

300 - 399 : 3.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 13.0%

500 - 599 : 48.0%

400 - 499 : 32.0%

300 - 399 : 5.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 2.0%

24 - 29 : 14.0%

18 - 23 : 48.0%

12 - 17 : 35.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 2.0%

24 - 29 : 17.0%

18 - 23 : 37.0%

12 - 17 : 44.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 3.0%

24 - 29 : 12.0%

18 - 23 : 38.0%

12 - 17 : 41.0%

6 - 11 : 6.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: At this university, credit is granted toward undergraduate degrees for successful completion of the Advanced Placement exams administered by the College Board. Students who present scores of three or better are granted from 3 to 6 semester units of college credit for each examination. In order to receive credit for these examinations from California State University, Fresno, students should select CSU, Fresno when choosing those institutions which are to receive AP exam results. Credits earned through advanced placement are not included among the maximum of 30 units of credit by examination that may be credited toward a bachelor's degree.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Computer Science

0

0

Visual/Performing Arts

1

0

History

1

0

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

1

0

Science Lab

1

0

Social Studies

1

0

Foreign Language

2

0

Academic Electives

1

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 97.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 30.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

470 - 560

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

470 - 570

ACT Composite

16 - 22


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3*

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3*

--

All

Art History

3

6

ARTH 10 & ARTH 11

All

Biology

3

6

BIOL 1A and BIOL Elective

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MATH 75

All

Calculus BC

3

6

MATH 75 & 76

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

4

MATH 75

All

Chemistry

3

6

CHEM 3A & LD CHEM ELECT

All

4

6

CHEM 1A & 1AL & LD CHEM ELECT

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

6

CHIN 1A CHIN ELECTIVE

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CSCI 40

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

--

All

Drawing

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

6

ENGL 10 & 2

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

ENGL 10 & 20

All

Environmental Science

3

3

EES 4

All

European History

3

6

HIST 2 & LD History ELECT

All

French Language and Culture

3

6

FREN 2A & 2B

All

German Language and Culture

3

6

GERM 2A & 2B

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

6

ITAL 2A & 2B

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

6

JAPN 2A & 2B

All

Latin

3

3

LATIN 1B & LATIN ELECTIVE

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 50

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 40

All

Music Theory

3

6

--

All

Physics 1

3

4

--

All

Physics 2

3

4

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

PHYS 4B & 4BL

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

PHYS 4A & 4AL

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYCH 10

All

Research

3

3

ENGL 10

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

6

SPAN 2A & 2B

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

6

SPAN 3 & LD SPAN ELECT

All

Statistics

3

3

MATH 11

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

United States History

3

6

HIST 11 & 12

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HIST 21

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

--

American Literature

50

--

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

--

Biology

50

--

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

--

Chemistry

50

--

College Algebra

50

--

English Literature

50

--

French I

50

--

French II

50

--

German I

50

--

German II

50

--

History of United States I

50

--

History of United States II

50

--

Human Growth and Development

50

--

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

--

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

--

Introductory Business Law

50

--

Introductory Psychology

50

--

Introductory Sociology

50

--

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

--

Principles of Management

50

--

Principles of Marketing

50

--

Principles of Microeconomics

50

--

Spanish I

50

--

Spanish II

50

--

Western Civilization I

50

--

Western Civilization II

50

--

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 65.0%

% of loans / jobs : 35.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 99.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 82.0%

% Judged to have need : 93.0%

% that were offered aid : 92.0%

% that had need fully met : 17.0%

% of need met : 75.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $12,693.00

Avg non need-based aid : $2,500.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $11,339.00

Avg need-based loan : $2,981.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $15,772.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 2

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Mar 2

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Kelly Russell

Financial aid office phone : (559) 278-2182

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

ROTC

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Air Force : Offered on Campus

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$6,643.00

$6,643.00

$6,643.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$18,523.00

$18,523.00

$18,523.00

Room and board:

$10,905.00

$15,536.00

$6,017.00

Books and supplies:

$1,080.00

$1,080.00

$1,080.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,582.00

$2,582.00

$2,330.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,022.00

$1,516.00

$1,476.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$22,232.00

$27,357.00

$17,546.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$34,112.00

$39,237.00

$29,426.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Equestrian

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Lacrosse

Available

Soccer

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

Water Polo

Available

Wrestling

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 60

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.9

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 70

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 7,750

Transfers admitted percentage: 43.0%

Transfers admitted: 3,401

Transfers enrolled percentage: 25.0%

Transfers enrolled: 1,994

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Re-entry advisor

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

Upper-division applicants must have 60 transferable units, including 30 units general education courses with 2.0 GPA. Courses include written communications, oral communications, critical thinking, and mathematics (quantitative reasoning).

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Apr 1

Application fee: $55.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $18,523.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $10,905.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $15,536.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 70

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 61

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser