Fresno Pacific University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Fresno Pacific University
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Fresno Pacific University Admissions Overview:

Fresno Pacific University has an acceptance rate of 68%, and the school will be accessible to most hard-working high school students. Accepted students tend to have grades in the "A" or "B" range and standardized test scores that are average or better. Along with an application, interested students will need to submit high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores to complete the application process.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Fresno Pacific University Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Fresno Pacific University Description:

Located on 40 acres in Fresno, California, Fresno Pacific University is a private, four-year, Christian university. FPU supports about 3,400 students with a student/faculty ratio of 14 to 1. The university offers 27 majors in over 60 areas of study across its schools of Business, Natural Sciences, Education, and Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences. The campus is also home to the Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. Since all students under 21 are required to live on campus, FPU provides a lot of opportunities on the student life front. FPU is home to numerous clubs including the Hat-Trick Club, Longboards United, African Union, and Salsa Club. The university also has plenty of intramurals including Powder Puff Football, Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee, and Ping Pong Tournaments. As for intercollegiate athletics, the FPU Sunbirds compete in the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference (PacWest) with sports that include men’s and women’s water polo, swimming, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,564 (2,431 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 29% Male / 71% Female
  • 85% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,320
  • Books: $1,854 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,060
  • Other Expenses: $2,403
  • Total Cost: $41,637

Fresno Pacific University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 68%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,367
    • Loans: $7,243

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Child Development, Criminology, Elementary Education, Organizational Studies

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 49%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Water Polo, Swimming, Soccer, Baseball, Cross Country, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Soccer, Basketball, Water Polo, Volleyball, Swimming, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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