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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA

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California State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Fresno State, also known as CSU Fresno, is one of the 23 branches of California University. The university is a public institution accredited by WASC and AASCU. The institute was founded in 1911 under the branch of the University of California, 1868. The University of California has some major branches in other locations like Los Angeles, San Diego, Berkely, Irvine, Riverside, Fresno and many more. Fresno State recently tied up with Punjab University, India with the aim to solve agricultural issues. The tie-up was done under Dr. Joseph I and officials from Punjab University as well as Sikh Community. 

Rankings

  • Fresno State University ranks at 211st position as registered by US News. 
  • The university acquires a position of 27 in “Top Social Mobile Colleges”. 
  • It ranks as the 101th Top Public School in the USA.
Fresno State University Campus

The University is all set at the foot of Nevada range in the middle of the state. The area offered by the university to study carries around 360 acres. The location at which the university is set is mesmerizing and away from the Californian heat and pollution. 

Quick Facts

Institution Type:Public
Founded1911
GPA Requirement3.48 on average
Total Enrollment24,403 (at max)
Session IntakeFall & Spring
Work-Study ProgramAvailable
AffiliationThe University of California, Florida
Websitefresnostate.edu

There are a total of 8 Schools naming, School of Humanities, Health and Human Service, Science and Mathematics, Social Science, Craig School of Business, Jordan College of Agriculture and Technology, Kremen School of Education and Human Development and Lyles College of Engineering. The study-faculty ratio of the university is 20:1. The total number of enrollment crosses over 22,071 out of which 21% are International Students. The acceptance rate of the university is 57%.

Programs Enrolled by Maximum Number of International Students

California State University
ProgramsSession IntakeEligibility
MBM/MBAFall & SpringNomination by Home University, TOEFL iBT - 61 and above.
Bachelor’s in Law EnforcementFall & SpringTranscripts with C (GPA - 2.5 and above), CRIM with 108 and above
Bachelor’s in Health ScienceFall & SpringGPA with 2.75 and above (with a minimum grade C), Entrance Upper Division Exam
Bachelor’s or Master’s in Liberal Arts (English/Media)Fall & SpringGPA with 3.0 and above (with a minimum grade C), TOEFL iBT 61 and above, IELTS - 6.5 (minimum)
  • The average requirement/eligibility for any course is around 3.3 GPA for which it is important that your report card does not contain any grade different than As and Bs. 
  • Craig Business School is a reputed business school in California. The school invites both residents and international students for the program. The fee of the program is around 11,300 USD per year.
  • Law Enforcement is a popular program managed under UOC. The program focuses on bureaucratic knowledge of the country. Candidates having Law or Politics in Bachelors can opt for this course. 
  • Health Science and Nursing is an important and admired program at the University. Since 1963, the program managed to throw great light on the importance of health education. 

Application Process

It is important to keep in mind that to apply for admission to Fresno State, you keep a few things noted. The University offers seats to International Students on Selective Basis. It will not be wrong to state that those who are willing to get themselves enrolled require a great academic chart due to the selective policy.

Where to Apply?Cal State Apply
What documents are required?Transcripts, TOEFL/Other Standardized Test Score
Supporting DocumentsLetter of Intent, Letter of Recommendation, Program Application
Application Fee$70 USD
Application DeadlineOctober 1 to June 1 (Fall), August 1 to November 1 (Spring)

NOTE: To apply at University, the student must keep the information in mind that LOR and Essays are subject to special requirements for supposing Scholarships, Campus-Employment or Grade issues. Undergraduate admission is much easier and hassle-free in most cases. Students can apply via the official university website.

California State University No of Applications
  • It is important to note that, to apply for any scholarship one must score above the required eligibility criteria in SAT/ACT/TOEFL.
  • The session intakes are for Fall and Spring with an acceptance rate of 54%. 
  • The University is selective with the enrollment of candidates willing to study at Fresno State. 
  • Common Application is not accepted. 

Extra-Curricular Activities

According to a common app report, extracurricular activities that include arts, debate, clubs, employment, personal commitments, and other pursuits can help one to be more productive in the long run. 

  • Fresno Department of Dance and Theatre:
Fresno Department of Dance & Theatre

At Fresno State University (CSU), Theatre and Dance students develop in such a way alongside the dynamic production houses. The engagement with the faculty and other staff helps students to develop their talents in the best form.

  • On Campus-Student Employment and Internships:
California State University on Campus Employments

Fresno State allows on-campus employment to its international students for career development and services that can help them grow in a much more mature form. The University offers work up-to a maximum of 20 hours per week with a total of $10 per hour.

  • International Students are allowed to be part of the program and require an I-20 card for the procedure to begin. One can apply for the card via website or I-20 official link.
  • Fresno State University also helps with the internships for professional-personal experience via different programs. One can easily acquire an internship via attending a career and internship fair or workshops at the university. The best way is to register on Buzzfile or Register online on HireFresnoState.

Campus and Accommodation

Fresno State is around 360 acres broad along with multi facilities provided by the university. Be it housing or on-campus services, the university does not disappoint at all. 

  • Fresno State consists of one main building and around 26 other units. 
  • The University offers you ATMs, Parking Lots and Open Study Area. 
  • There are around 9 school buildings with a veterinary unit and emergency phones. 
  • You will find computer labs, student service centers, and book stores too.
  • On-Campus housing/hostel facilities are provided by the university however, space is limited and gets accommodated quickly. 
  • You will find the campus dining option available with a variety of on-campus food stores apart from the meals provided by the University.
  • Most international students live in apartments near campus. The rent ranges from $650 to $800 per month for one-to-two bedroom apartments. 
  • Electricity, Meals, and Laundry are excluded.

Cost of Attendance

California State University Cost of Attendance
Tuition Fee (A/Y)$6,500
Room/Dorm$15,00
Books & Supplies$1,900
Transport$1,270
Other$2,000
Total/Year$28,000 (Approx)

Scholarships and Test Scores

Popular Scholarships often opted:

Alex & Caty Perez Scholarship FundGPA 3.2 or equivalent, Volunteer service, internship experience
Alumni & Friends of Craig School ScholarshipGPA 3.5 or equivalent in Undergraduate
Anthony & Raphael Marsella ScholarshipAny student in Need
Golden Grad ScholarshipAny Student at Fresno with a GPA of 2.5 or higher in need for financial assistance
  • Fresno State offers a scholarship to every deserving candidate from over a thousand categories. 
  • Its scholarships are focused broadly on students with various incomes, students who meet specific criteria, those with academic excellence and those with a few extra capabilities.
  • Till now, Fresno has offered over 25 million scholarships to 80% of its students worldwide. 
  • To apply for the Scholarship, it is best to apply via the online portal of the university. 
  • There is no such test-score criteria but skills that are solely focused on by the university. 
  • However, it is advised to have a minimum of 1320 scores on SAT if you are willing to apply for the university along with the scholarship.
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California State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population26380
FAFSA Code001147
Application Cost$55
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$18,584 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Graduate
GRECheck Detailed Score-284- -
Verbal-140--
Quantitative-144--
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10109101110 96%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing510460560-
Mathematics500450550-
ACTCheck Detailed Score191622 38%
English191522-
Mathematics201623-

California State University Acceptance Rate

59.4%

Acceptance Rate

17920

Total Applicants

26380

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

41.6%

Male

58.4%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program59.4%
Total Applicants38749
Total Enrolled23020
Graduate
Graduate Programs59.4%
Total Applicants5656
Total Enrolled3360

California State University Enrollment

Enrollment
California State University Enrollment26380
Undergraduate Enrollment23020
Graduate Enrollment3360
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate54.0%

Attendance Cost

$18,584

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$18,584 / Year
Post Graduate Program$17,642 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,854 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,704 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,288 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$13,294 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,684 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,524 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,548 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
Clinical Science ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ProgramsCouncil on Education for Public Health
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Theatre
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
20328899211336199
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    College rating

    based on 2 students ratings

    6.2/10

    9/10academic
    5.5/10infrastructure
    5/10placements
    7/10faculty
    7/10extracurricular
    3.5/10accommodation

    Reviews

    A
    Anali conchas, USA College of science and mathematics
    California State University
    Current student , Batch : 2023
    7.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    FRESNO STATE AT A GLANCE

    Fresno State was close to home and tuition is not as much as other colleges. With my financial aid, all my tuition was paid. Fresno State also offers the Mathematics Integrated Teaching Option. I also liked Fresno State because the dorm rent is fairly economical in my case. I don't pay much and my meal plan is included. I got to know this college by simply googling and calling the college.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The course curriculum is fair.

    10 /10
    academic
    6 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    3 /10
    accomodation/food
    7 /10
    placement
    10 /10
    extracurricular
    12, Oct 2019 read more
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    Stacey, USA Business
    California State University
    Current student , Batch : 2019
    5
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    EXPERIENCE AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

    Cost, since it would be cheaper than other schools around, secondly it was closer than any other campus to home so I could visit family often and I could move my stuff quickly to and from home when I got accepted I accept my offer quickly.


    Course Curriculum - 

    Okay, There are a lot of things I think I would change but lately, it seems like they are doing a better job at making the course curriculum at a higher standard and also to match the current workforce and workplace.

    8 /10
    academic
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    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
    3 /10
    placement
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    extracurricular
    15, Mar 2019 read more
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    5241 N. Maple Ave.Fresno\,CA 93740
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    Book Store

    Kennel Bookstore0.17 Km
    Family Book Center2.1 Km
    Far West Books - An Independent Deseret Book Store2.46 Km
    David G Edwards Attorney2.92 Km
    Blue Shell Gaming and Collectibles3.28 Km
    Book Nook3.64 Km
    Law Offices of Eddie Ruiz3.85 Km
    A Book Barn4.14 Km
    Barnes & Noble5.86 Km
    Neil's Cards & Comics6.23 Km
    Law Office of Jacob J. Rivas6.24 Km
    Cenco Magazine Service6.63 Km
    Fresno City College Bookstore6.64 Km
    University Bookstore7.11 Km
    Bulldog Book7.98 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Campus Pointe at Fresno State0.98 Km
    Vitality Improvement Products1.52 Km
    Shaw Village2.38 Km
    Fashion Fair2.74 Km
    Sunglass Hut2.79 Km
    Sunglass Hut at Macy's3.09 Km
    Gallery Plaza3.24 Km
    Crossroads Shopping Center3.37 Km
    Northern Village3.54 Km
    Bonanza Shopping Center4.05 Km
    Sierra Vista Mall4.53 Km
    NB Perfumes5.21 Km
    Manuel's Flower Shop5.23 Km
    Fig Garden Village5.51 Km
    River Park Shopping Center5.58 Km
    Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center5.91 Km
    North Point Center6.24 Km
    Park Place6.88 Km
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    Restaurant

    The Old Spaghetti Factory1.16 Km
    Subway1.8 Km
    Little Caesars Pizza1.9 Km
    Subway Restaurants2.59 Km
    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse2.6 Km
    The Cheesecake Factory2.76 Km
    Vallarta Supermarkets2.84 Km
    John's Incredible Pizza - Fresno3.11 Km
    Olive Garden Italian Restaurant3.67 Km
    Thai Royal Orchid3.72 Km
    In-N-Out Burger4.32 Km
    Bowlero Fresno4.33 Km
    Hot Dog on a Stick4.63 Km
    Sakura Chaya5.01 Km
    Elbow Room Bar & Grill5.45 Km
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    Airport

    1106th TASMG3.76 Km
    Signature Flight Support FAT - Fresno Yosemite Int'l Airport3.94 Km
    Ross Aviation - Fresno (FAT)4.51 Km
    Fresno Jet Center4.51 Km
    Fresno Yosemite International Airport4.75 Km
    Alaska Airlines - Fresno4.75 Km
    Fresno Airport5.26 Km
    Rogers Helicopters Incorporated Heliport7.04 Km
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