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Fielding Graduate University

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Established in 1974, the Fielding Graduate University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Santa Barbara (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Fielding Graduate University (FGU) is a very small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Fielding Graduate University (FGU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 50-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. FGU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Fielding Graduate University's Control Typeprivate


Fielding Graduate University's Entity Typenon-profit


Fielding Graduate University' Size by Total Enrollmentvery small-sized


Fielding Graduate University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Acronym FGU
Founded 1974
Motto Change the world. Start with yours.
Colours Merlot
Video Presentation

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University Location

Address 2020 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara
93105-3538 California
United States
Fielding Graduate University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Fielding Graduate University Phone Number +1 (800) 340 1099
Fielding Graduate University Fax Number +1 (805) 687 4590

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Fielding Graduate University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Fielding Graduate University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Fielding Graduate University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Fielding Graduate University.

Fielding Graduate University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Not reported 17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)
Not reported 17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Fielding Graduate University's admission information.

Fielding Graduate University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Fielding Graduate University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Fielding Graduate University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Fielding Graduate University's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Fielding Graduate University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Fielding Graduate University's Admission Office Admission Office

2020 De la Vina Street
Santa Barbara 93105
(805) 898-4026
800 340 1099

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Fielding Graduate University.

Fielding Graduate University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Fielding Graduate University has an enrollment range of 1,000-1,999 students making it a very small-sized institution.

Fielding Graduate University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 100-199 academic employees (Faculty).

Fielding Graduate University's Control Type Control Type

Fielding Graduate University is a private higher education institution.

Fielding Graduate University's Entity Type Entity Type

Fielding Graduate University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Fielding Graduate University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Fielding Graduate University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Trimesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Fielding Graduate University does not have any religious affiliation.

Carnegie Classification


The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...

The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official Fielding Graduate University's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
Size & Setting Exclusively graduate/professional institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively graduate
Undergraduate Profile Not classified (Exclusively Graduate) institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)
Graduate Instructional Program Research Doctoral: Professional-dominant

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Fielding Graduate University's main facilities:

Fielding Graduate University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library.

Fielding Graduate University's library does not have any external branch. 'The library collection is comprised entirely of digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library has reported 350,539 digital books, 10,000 digital/electronic media and 95 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 2 full-time employees, including 2 librarians. Fielding Graduate University's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

Fielding Graduate University's Housing University Housing

Not reported

Fielding Graduate University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

Not reported

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Fielding Graduate University's main services:

Fielding Graduate University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Fielding Graduate University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

Not reported

Fielding Graduate University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, this institution offers some programs via distance education at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.

Fielding Graduate University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Fielding Graduate University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Fielding Graduate University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Fielding Graduate University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: WASC Senior College and University Commission

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Fielding Graduate University's Facebook page Fielding Graduate University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

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YouTube YouTube

Fielding Graduate University's YouTube channel Fielding Graduate University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

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LinkedIn LinkedIn

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TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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