Fresno Pacific University
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At Fresno Pacific University, you’ll join others who are 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 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 as you enjoy 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, residence halls, and 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.
The University offers 100+ areas of study with 39 majors and 40 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. 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 best no matter what you study.
Our small class sizes and student-faculty ratio of 13:1 allow professors to get to know you and truly 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 you prepare for your future career. Put yourself to the test not only in the classroom but also on the field, court, track, or in the pool as an FPU Sunbird athlete. We compete in the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference and have 16 teams, over 53 national titles, and 294 student-athletes—112 of whom have achieved academic honors.
We want to ensure you stay focused on your education while we focus on 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 scholarships, grants, and loans that go all the way up to full tuition. And with our Four-Year Graduation Guarantee, you’ll get a head start toward achieving your personal goals. If you’re not able to graduate in four years, your necessary courses are on us!
Ranked among the top colleges in the nation | Wall Street Journal, 2022
Consistently ranked among the "Best National Universities" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Ranked #70 among the "Best Catholic Colleges in America" | Niche.com, 2023
Ranked among the nation's best for undergraduate Nursing, Engineering, and Computer Science | U.S. News & World Report, 2022
• Institutional control: Private
• Religious affiliation: Mennonite Brethren
• Mascot: Sunbird
• 1,100 traditional undergraduate students
• 50-acre campus
• 39 majors and 40 minors
• 16 NCAA Division II athletic teams
• 13:1 student-faculty ratio
• 5th-largest city in California
• Liberal Studies (Education)
• Pre-health Sciences
• STEM learning communities
• University Scholars Program
• Intercultural Learning Center
• Career Development & Experiential Learning Center
“I love FPU because I have been pushed to do my best here and have been supported and encouraged throughout that journey.”
“At FPU, I was able to enrich my faith and reach new limits in my relationship with God. I love how I am surrounded by a supportive faith-based community who walks alongside me in my studies and faith journey.”
“I love FPU because it has made me a stronger and diversified thinker—ready to face the real world.”
“I love FPU because the community has made me feel like I belong. I truly think it was God's calling for me to come here.”