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Study at California State University Fresno

California State University, Fresno, popularly called Fresno State, was established in 1911 as a public community university. The main campus sits on 388 acres of land, with 34 additional structures on the 1, 022 acre University Farm. Fresno State offers over 25 nationally accredited departmental programs in 8 colleges:
  • College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • Craig School of Business
  • Kremen School of Education and Human Development
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • College of Social Sciences
Fresno State's varsity sports teams are known as the Bulldogs, and the university has separate volleyball, baseball, tennis, softball, golf and football teams. The Bulldogs have earned one NCAA national championship in baseball and one in softball.

Profile of California State University FresnoFresno State is found in Fresno, California. Fresno is a large city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at Fresno State.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in art studies and liberal arts.

Fresno State Selectivity

Admission to Fresno State is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 390. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 410 and 540.

Fresno State has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 22, 383 in 2007 at Fresno State. The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life
Fresno State offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Western Athletic Conference.

Fresno State Tuition and AffordabilityFresno State is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Fresno State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts968liberal arts and sciences, English, history, speech and rhetoric, political science, Spanish language, sociology, linguistics, . . .
Business and Management664business management, business administration
Therapy and Counselling340psychology, communication disorders, physical therapy
Education and Teaching281education, early childhood education, school Counselling, agricultural teaching, special ed, educational administration
Security and Law Enforcement249criminology
Family and Social Work210social work, family and consumer science, public administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy183health and physical education, vocational Counselling, parks and recreation studies
Medical Support and Technology165health service and sciences
Media155communication studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine152registered nursing
Agricultural Science and Management124agriculture, agricultural management
Science122biology, chemistry, physics, geology, physical sciences
Art Studies119art studies
Engineering118engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Engineering Technician65construction engineering tech, surveying tech
Computer Science and Engineering39computer science, computer engineering
Religion and Philosophy22philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts17drama
Animal Science and Care1animal science
Contact: Fresno StateCalifornia State University Fresno

5241 N Maple Ave

Fresno, California 93740

General Phone: (559) 278-4240


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