Fresno State Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Fresno State Admissions Overview:

At Fresno State, students with decent grades and scores have a good chance of being admitted. Prospective students should apply with the CSU system (check out their website for more information). Applicants will also need to send in test scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, and letters of recommendation. With the CSU application, students can apply to more than one campus at a time, saving time and energy.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Fresno State Description:

Fresno State, the California State University at Fresno, occupies a 388-acre main campus at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Fresno State's well-respected Craig School of Business is popular among students, and Business Administration has the highest undergraduate enrollment of all majors. High achieving students should look into the Smittcamp Honors College which offers scholarships covering tuition, room and board.

In athletics, the Fresno State Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference. Popular sports include football, basketball, track and field, lacrosse, and soccer. Fresno State is one of the 23 Cal State schools.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 24,405 (21,530 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,313 (in-state); $17,473 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,792 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,386
  • Other Expenses: $2,254
  • Total Cost: $19,745 (in-state); $30,905 (out-of-state)

Fresno State Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 83%
    • Loans: 27%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,006
    • Loans: $4,741

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 2%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 16%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Basketball, Tennis, Golf, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Equestrian, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country, Lacrosse

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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