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Fresno Pacific University

1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, CA

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Fresno Pacific University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a variety of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Fresno, CA, the campus resides in an urban setting for students to study in. The school maintains a Mennonite Brethren Church affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Fresno Pacific University has an annual student enrollment of nearly 3,400.

Areas of study offered at Fresno Pacific University include:

  • Education
  • Family And Consumer Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then studied by the admissions committee. Students may take either the ACT or SAT exam scores to be considered for admissions at this school. A score in a range of 1330 to 1640 on the SAT, or 18 to 26 for the ACT is usually submitted among admitted students. 45% of those students that apply are admitted to Fresno Pacific University, of which 86% choose to attend. More information on admissions can be found at fresno.edu.

The cost of tuition is close to $27,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better understand their cost of attendance. Some students at Fresno Pacific University may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally provided as grants or student loans.

The Fresno Pacific University "Sunbirds" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NAIA. Available athletic programs offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Soccer (NAIA Division I)

Students should visit the Fresno Pacific University website to obtain a complete list of areas of study, admissions information, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the candidates Fresno Pacific University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Fresno Pacific University is about 3,300, with undergraduate students making up about 76% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $27,000-$33,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $980-$1,200 per unit
  • The average estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is listed to be around $9,200, the cost includes nineteen meals each week

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$19,983
Receiving Student Loans71%$8,372
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Fresno Pacific University may provide services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Fresno Pacific University is approximately 54%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years43%
Graduating in 5 Years10%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2015)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2015)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Fresno Pacific University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Pacific West Conference)
  • Basketball (Pacific West Conference)
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Fresno Pacific University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Fresno Pacific University for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
63.13%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
99%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
13:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
10

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$12,287