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Fresno State: Student Life

Student Profile

Total undergraduates:9,142 men, 12,340 women, 21,482 total
Full-time undergraduates:7,488 men, 10,318 women, 17,806 total
Part-time undergraduates:1,654 men, 2,022 women, 3,676 total
Total graduate students:910 men, 1,744 women, 2,654 total
Full-time graduate students:614 men, 1,244 women, 1,858 total
Part-time graduate students:296 men, 500 women, 796 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates:22
U.S. region where majority of students come from:West
Percent of full-time U.S. ​undergraduates from out of state:1%
First-year student enrollment breakdown:
  • 0.3% American Indian or Alaskan Native 
  • 14.0% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 3.0% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 56.6% Hispanic/Latino 
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 14.8% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 2.6% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.2% Nonresident Alien 
  • 3.4% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown
Degree seeking undergraduate student breakdown:
  • 0.3% American Indian or Alaskan Native 
  • 14.5% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 3.2% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 48.0% Hispanic/Latino 
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 21.3% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 2.9% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 5.1% Nonresident Alien 
  • 4.4% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown

Campus Environment

Campus size:327 acres
City or town school ​is located in:Fresno, CA
Population of city/town:509,924
Locations of branch/satellite campuses:Satellite campus in Visalia, CA.
Online campus map: w​​

Living on Campus

Institution offers housing:yes
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • coed dorms
  • women's dorms
  • men's dorms
  • sorority housing
  • fraternity housing
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing:15%​
Percent of students who live in school housing:5%
Percent of students who live off campus:95%
Student conduct policies:class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age:yes

Study Facilities

Every student is required to lease or own a computer:no
Every student is required to take a computer course​:no
Computer equipment is provided in:residence halls, library, computer center/lab(s), student center
Internet access provided to all students:yes
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students:yes
School has a library on campus:yes

Assistance Services

Remedial learni​ng services:reading, writing, math, study skills
Additional services offered:nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, women's center, day care, health insurance
Counseling services:minority student, birth control, career, personal, academic, psychological
Career placement services:co-op education, internships, career/job search classes, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, alumni services, interview training
Services for students with disabilities:note-taking services, tutors, reader services, interpreters for hearing-impaired, braille services
Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped:fully

Social Activities

Number of social fraternities on campus:13
Percent of men who join fraternities:6%
Number of social sororities on campus:13
Percent of women who join sororities:6%
Student activities:student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, yearbook, radio station, television station
School newspaper(s):The Collegian, published three times per week
Total number of registered organizations:250​
Campus-based religious organizations:Campus Crusade for Christ, Es-Tu-Dios, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Remnant Ministries; Catholic, Indonesian Catholic, Lutheran, Muslim, and Southeast Asian Christian groups
Minority student organizationsMany minority groups
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:Marching and pep bands; baton twirling, drill team; academic, political, and special-interest groups


School has an athletic program:y​es
Athletic director:
Paul Ladwig, Interim Athletic Director
Director of women's athletics:Betsy J. Mosher, SWA
Athletic department's mailing address:Athletic Director, 
California State University, Fresno (Fresno State), 
5241 North Maple, 
Fresno, CA​
School mascot:Bulldogs
Athletic conference memberships:Pacific-10 Conference (Football I-A), Western Athletic Conference (Football I-A)

Sports offeredScholarships?Athletic Assoc.
Men's baseballno
Men's basketballno
Men's cross-countryno
Men's footballno
Men's golfno
Men's tennisno
Men's track and field (indoor)no
Men's track and field (outdoor)no
Men's wrestlingno
Women's basketballno
Women's cross-countryno
Women's equestrian sportsno
Women's golfno
Women's soccerno
Women's softball​​​no
Women's tennisno
Women's track and field (indoor)no
Women's track and field (outdoor)no
Women's volleyballno

Getting Away

Public transportation serves campus:yes
Nearest international airport:San Francisco (190 miles)
Nearest other airport​​:Fresno, CA (2 miles)
Nearest passenger train service:Fresno, CA (5 miles)
Nearest passenger bus service:Fresno, CA (5 miles)

Paying the Bills

Institutional employmen​​t is available:yes
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term:no