Rank: 53

California State University-Fresno

Median SAT/ACT
910/19
Enrollment
21,840
California State University, Fresno, commonly referred to as Fresno State, is a part of the 23-campus California State University system. It has about 24,000 students, including 21,000 undergrads, in its eight schools and colleges. The campus, which consists of a 388-acre main campus plus a 1,000-acre farm, is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the agriculturally...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$20,600
% of students who get any grants
75%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$7,400
Average price for low-income students
$3,700
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
86%
% of need met
71%
% of students who get merit* grants
2%
Average merit grant
$1,900
student success
Graduation rate
59%
Average time to a degree
5 years
Average student debt
$13,000
Average salary within 5 years
$46,000
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
26%
admissions
Acceptance rate
52%
Median SAT/ACT Score
910/19
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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I attend CSU, Fresno as an electrical engineering major. Even though the field is challenging and has a lot of opportunities, my school doesn't reach out to students to encourage them to find internships or co-ops....
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Fresno State was not what I expected. I expected it to be challenging but in reality, it's not. Actually, Fresno State requires effort and desire and is not challenging. So if you are willing to put in the effort, you will be successful at Fresno state....
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There are a variety of classes here at Fresno State in which have many experienced and passionate professors. Class sizes tend to be mainly average from 35-45 students in most cases but the auditorium classes which can have at least 400 students are still very easy to communicate with the...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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