California State University-Fresno.

California State University-Fresno

Fresno, CA4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About California State University-Fresno

California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) is a public university in Fresno, California. It is one of 23 campuses in the California State University system. The university had a fall 2020 enrollment of 25,341 students. It offers bachelor's degrees in 60 areas of study, 45 master's degrees, 3 doctoral degrees, 12 certificates of advanced study, and 2 different teaching credentials.The university's unique facilities include an on-campus planetarium, on-campus raisin and wine grape vineyards, and a commercial winery, where student-made wines have won over 300 awards since 1997. Members of Fresno State's nationally ranked Top 10 Equestrian Team have the option of housing their horses on campus, next to indoor and outdoor arenas. Fresno State has a 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) Student Recreation Center and the third-largest library (by square footage) in the California State University system. The university is classified as a doctoral university with moderate research activity in the Carnegie Classification, as of the February 1, 2016 update.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 21,877 students
  • 0.12 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at California State University-Fresno

Animal Sciences
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Animal Sciences, Food Science, Environmental Science, Biology, Cognitive Science, Journalism, Computer Science, and Mathematics.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

10,646 students out of 17,920 applicants were accepted into California State University-Fresno. They had an average SAT score of 1004. 96% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 38% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at California State University-Fresno was $18,465, while for in-state students it was $6,585. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $21,978.

The average financial aid at California State University-Fresno is $10,333. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $8,132 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at California State University-Fresno

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

75% of undergraduate students at California State University-Fresno received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at California State University-Fresno

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at California State University-Fresno was of $9,704 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,854.

Diversity at California State University-Fresno

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017