California State University, Fresno

Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate and Graduate Suburban No 23200 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body Student Population
Bachelor Public Doctorate-Granting University Co-educational 870 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Bachelor $$ $ $$$ $ $$$ 112
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


California State University, Fresno was founded as Fresno State Normal School in 1911, became a teacher's college in 1921, and has offered advanced degrees since 1949. The university's popular nickname is "Fresno State." Fresno State is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University, one of the largest systems of higher education in the world. Fresno State's 388-acre main campus and its 1,011-acre University Farm are located at the northeast edge of Fresno, California, surrounded by the San Joaquin Valley is one of the richest agricultural areas in the world. • Doctoral university classification by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education; • Ranked 11th among top public schools nationwide in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report; • Recognition among “America’s Top 50 Master’s Universities” for service and ethics; • 100-plus academic degrees and credentials to choose from; • 26 discipline-specific accredited departmental programs – among the highest in the CSU system; • Member of the elite Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); • Global recognition of ABET-accredited engineering programs; • State of the art 30,000 square foot Jordan Agricultural Research Center • Impressive student-faculty ratio (23:1) Fresno State is centrally located within California in the vibrant, multi-cultural city of Fresno. Fresno is a diverse community of more than 500,000 people and sits at the foothills of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range with access to beautiful outdoor hiking trails. Students can leave the campus and in one hour be skiing or hiking at 7,000 feet in the world-famous Kings Canyon or Sequoia National Parks. Students at Fresno State enjoy weekend trips organized by university-affiliated organizations to destinations like Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, Disneyland, Universal Studios, and other places of interest in Southern California. 1. AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE (WINTER): 62 °F/ 17


Housng is available both on campus (dormitories) or off campus (apartment dwellings within walking distance to campus. .

Student life

At Fresno State, through recognized student clubs and organizations, the student body can engage in major specific or intergrated student associations/activity. Student affairs provides services, programs and co-curricular educational activities that give students the opportunity to develop skills and expand their knowledge. Leadership roles are available through appointment processes. Community service through volunteerism is supported through our Community Engagement and Service-Learning Center. A new Student Recreation Center provides facilities, equipment and services to help students maintain their health through physical exercise. Off-campus religious churches / centers are within close proximity to campus and offer a number of religions.