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At Fresno Pacific University, you’ll join a community united by a passion for knowledge, fellowship, and faith. Through a challenging liberal arts education driven by values rooted in the Christian faith, you’ll gain the confidence and determination to succeed in your career and in your life.
Our 50-acre campus is located in Fresno, the heart of California’s Central Valley, within a short drive of mountains, beaches, and national parks. Discover Fresno’s thriving arts, food, and music scene while enjoying over 300 days of pure sunshine a year. Whether you’re living in our campus dorms, apartments, or houses, you’ll never be more than a couple steps away from the excitement. Attend a weekend retreat, join a club, grab a frappe at Charlotte’s Coffee Corner, or start a game of Frisbee on the campus green—you’ll always find someone ready to join you.
Spiritual life is woven into the fabric of our community—it’s part of our classes, our residence halls, and our extracurriculars. Grow in your faith by attending chapel services, joining a ministry team, or studying the Bible with your friends. Whether you prefer a traditional worship service or a talk series focused on current issues, you’ll find it at FPU.
We have more than 100 areas of study, with 39 majors and 33 minors, and we provide numerous study abroad opportunities and internships where you’ll gain invaluable hands-on experiences in the field you’re called to. Create, study, and experience the arts through a variety of academic and extracurricular opportunities, including choirs, theater productions, and music ensembles. Or take advantage of our new Software Engineering major and get ahead in today’s fast-paced technology industry.
More than 80% of our professors are experts in their fields and hold a PhD, meaning you’ll learn from the very best no matter what you choose to study. Our small class sizes and 13:1 student-faculty ratio allow professors to get to know you and invest in your life—challenging, mentoring, and pushing you to be your best. Talk about a new research idea over lunch or meet up during office hours. Our faculty are excited to teach you and help prepare you for your future career.
Put yourself to the test not only in the classroom but also on the field, court, track, or pool as an FPU Sunbird. We compete in the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference and have 16 teams, over 52 national titles, and 280 student-athletes—112 of whom have achieved academic honors.
We want to ensure you stay focused on your education by making sure you can afford it. We’ve awarded more than $29 million annually to our students, 98% of whom receive some form of financial aid. Our financial aid resources include loans, grants, and scholarships that go all the way up to full tuition. And with our Four-Year Graduation Guarantee, you’ll get a head start in achieving your personal goals. If you’re not able to graduate in four years, your necessary courses are on us!
Set up an appointment with a representative at fpu.edu/visit or check out our virtual tour at fpu.edu/virtualtour and picture yourself as a Sunbird.