California State University at Fresno

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Fresno, CA

This school is more affordable than other public schools.

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$6,643

Avg in-state tuition

$18,523

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About California State University at Fresno

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

California State University at Fresno is a large public university located on an urban campus in Fresno, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 25,497, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 90%. The university offers 83 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 58%, and a student-faculty ratio of 23:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $6,643, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $18,523.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

90% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

87% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

58% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 16-21

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 890-1100

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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25k

Students enrolled

99%

Online student enrollment

23:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Hispanic

55%

White

18%

Asian

12%

Non-U.S. Citizen

5%

Unknown

4%

Black

3%

Two or more races

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

60%

Socio-economic diversity

62% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

3

Total Online Enrollment

25,322

Student Location Breakout

99% 1%

Percent of Programs Online

98% On-campus

2% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 6% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

62%

State Grant Aid

78%

Institution Grant Aid

58%

Pell Grant

62%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,511
State Grant Aid $2,686
Institution Grant Aid $6,128
Pell Grant Aid $4,884

Financial Outlook

$15k

Average student debt after graduation

$37k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.