Fresno Pacific University

country rank  725
world rank  2304

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University Overview

Founded in 1944, Fresno Pacific University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Fresno (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), California. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bakersfield, Visalia, Merced. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Fresno Pacific University (FPU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Mennonite religion. Fresno Pacific University (FPU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 75 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym FPU
Founded 1944
Motto Founded on Christ
Colours Blue and orange

University Location

Address 1717 S Chestnut Avenue
Fresno (population range: 250,000-499,999)
93702-4709 California
United States
T +1 (559) 453 2000
F +1 (559) 453 2007
Other locations Bakersfield, Visalia, Merced

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 1717 S Chestnut Avenue
Fresno 93702
+1 (559) 453 2069
800 660 6089

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 200-299
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Mennonite Christian-Mennonite Brethren Church -

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Fresno Pacific University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
WASC Senior College and University Commission


  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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Site last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019