Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, CA

Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, CA

Possible happens here.

When you transfer to 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 campus is located in Fresno, 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.

We have more than 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 Nursing major and get ahead in today’s growing health care 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 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 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 athlete. We compete in the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference and have 16 teams, over 53 national titles, and 294 student-athletes—111 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. Additionally, we offer a two-year graduation guarantee for select programs—ask an FPU transfer specialist for details.

Come to our campus and experience firsthand the unique blend of people and place—you’ll feel it the moment you arrive. See for everything you need to know to schedule a personal visit, or check out our virtual tour at and picture yourself as a Sunbird.



#1 “Best Bang for Your Buck” among schools in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities | Washington Monthly


#1 Best Christian College for Transfer Students | Money magazine


#2 Best College for Education in California |


#4 Top Performing School on Social Mobility | U.S. News & World Report


Top 30 Best Regional Universities in the West | U.S. News & World Report

FPU Fast Facts

• 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 sports teams
13:1 student-faculty ratio
5th-largest city in California

Top Majors
• Psychology
• Kinesiology
• Liberal Studies (Education)
• Pre-Health Sciences
• Criminology

Distinctive Programs
• STEM Learning Communities
• University Scholars Program
• Intercultural Learning Center
• Career Development and Experiential Learning Center

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I have been pushed to do my best here and have been supported and encouraged throughout that journey.”

    • Juana Moreno
  • “I love FPU because of the close-knit community. The relationships I have formed with my fellow classmates and professors have transformed the way I view learning.”

    • Kelsey Lowrey
      Mathematics, Software Engineering minor
  • “The admission process honestly was very smooth! After transferring to FPU, I became more confident in my college journey and on what to expect after graduation.”

    • Zac Smit
      Business Administration
  • “The FPU community has made me feel like I belong. First, I was scared to leave home, but when they welcomed me, I felt like I wasn’t alone.”

    • Russel Laforteza