About Fresno Pacific University

Founded in 1944, Fresno Pacific University. is a Private college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,431 full time undergraduate students, and 1,133 full time graduate students.

The Fresno Pacific University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 107 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Fresno Pacific University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate68%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range850-1060
ACT Range18-24

Admissions at FPU are considered Selective, with ,6% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 34 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Fresno Pacific University.

Fresno Pacific University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    22 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    19 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    21 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    28 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    28 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    26 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    28 Students rated local services 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    29 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Fresno Pacific University?

13 Students rated Fresno Pacific University

Cristian - 11/29/2023

Fresno Pacific University is a great private school located in the Central Valley. The classes sizes are small and truly feel safe and engaging. You don't feel as if you're struggling to be heard or seen by your professors. The campus is beautiful and small, yet it feels very spacious and modern. There are new buildings seemingly every year or so as well as a great support system of students and teachers.

Brielle - 05/17/2020

It is a smaller school, very nice. I will be going here in the fall and can’t wait to attend. The campus staff are all so helpful and nice. The dorms looked like a nice living space. The facilities looked very well taken care of and I was glad to here that there weren’t any sororities or frat parties there.

melissa - 11/12/2019

I love Fresno Pacific University. It is a great school with the highest quality education you can get in the central valley. I could not imagine going anywhere else. The teachers are great and the advisors genuinely care about you and your future. I love this school.

Melisa - 10/08/2019

I'm blessed to be able to go to school here. I am glad that I am able to attend Fresno Pacific University. I have experienced the benefits of having multiple instructors that care about me and my success in my studies. I feel I am more able to accomplish my educational goals because of FPU.

Fresno Pacific University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Fresno Pacific University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Fresno Pacific University is 68%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    There is a lot of advice that I would give my high school self. I would tell myself that it is important to create good time organization. Along with that I would tell myself that in college the professors expect more of you, so that means you have to really pay attention. You cannot expect to pass your classes; you really have to study for the test. It is important for you to be willing to share your stuff with others. When you live your roommates you will share your hair products, and anything else they need to use.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Fresno Pacific University is a widely diverse school.

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  4. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The school is centered on Christian beliefs and values and it is very evident in it's course-load. There are Atheists and other religiously affiliated students but it can get uncomfortable to have your studies always be connected to the Christian religion. A person wanting to see liberalism in social issues or in politics is probably not fit for FPU. Also, people who are looking for frats/sororities and partying.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school would be the atmosphere. It is very quiet and very peaceful every single day.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who is serious about having an amazing learning experience in a Christian setting.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worse thing about Fresno Pacific is the male to female ratio. There are like three girls to every guy on campus. Considering that that is the worst thing about FPU I guess I lucked out when it came to where I'm going for college.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    Unselfish friendly and caring.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is known for its excellent Liberal studies programs. It is also known for its small class sizes, and that it is a Christian College.

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  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It's small number of students.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    i brag about the environment. Fresno Pacific is very peaceful and quiet during the day. The presence of God is so stron every where you go. one really cool thing that sets my school apart from other schools is the fact that we have over 30 countries represented on campus. we have students and faculty from all over the world. we also have cheap trips we take during the year to disneyland and the beach. all trips for fun are under $60 and some other trips for class are usually free. the school gives many scholarship opportunities for tuition/living.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I knew more about how religious this college actually is compared to a public university. Being a private, christan university, they institute a lot of courses you have to take, that i personally don't feel benefit my major or what i want to do with my life. However, after freshman year, you get a lot more choices on the courses you need to take and what you want to do with your life.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing would be trying to get everything situated financially as well as getting the extra general education classes that I have not taken yet. It is really hard to pay for school when not making very much money.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Fresno Pacific University receive some sort of financial aid. 48% were awarded federal grants. While 68% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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