Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, CA

Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, CA

Passion, knowledge, fellowship, faith

At Fresno Pacific University, you’ll join others who are united by a passion for knowledge, fellowship, and faith. Hereyou’ll gain the confidence and determination to succeed in your career and in your life. Our campus is located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, within a short drive of mountains, beaches, and national parks. Whether you’re living in our campus dorms or commuting, 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. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to grow in your faith through various ministry and worship options. The University offers 100+ areas of study with 39 majors and 40 minors, and we provide numerous study abroad opportunities and internships. 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 allow professors to get to know you and invest in your life—challenging, mentoring, and pushing you to be your best.

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.

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.

Set up an appointment with a representative at or check out our virtual tour at and picture yourself as a Sunbird.



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" |, 2023


Ranked among the nation's best for undergraduate Nursing, Engineering, and Computer Science | U.S. News & World Report, 2022

FPU Fast Facts

Type: Private university
Religious affiliation: Mennonite Brethren
Mascot: Sunbird
Size: 50-acre campus
Location: Fresno, the fifth-largest city in California
Student body: 1,100 traditional undergraduate students
Student-faculty ratio: 13:1
Programs offered: 40 majors and 38 minors
Sports: 15 NCAA II athletic teams

Top Majors
• Psychology
• Kinesiology
• Liberal Studies
• Communication
• Criminology

Distinctive Programs
• STEM learning communities
• University Scholars Program
• ALAS Intercultural Learning Center
• Accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy degree

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Fresno Pacific has shown me that I can do anything. Academically, it has been a rewarding experience. FPU takes it a step further when it comes to teaching students about the real world.”

    • Mebarate Brooks
  • “I chose to come to Fresno Pacific University because of the hospitality I felt and the great opportunities it had to offer me. I am a first-generation student, the first in my family to attend college, and it is important to me because it is a significant accomplishment to make it this far.”

    • Jesus Gomez
      Political Science
  • “At FPU, my academic life has been nourished by passionate professors who care about my learning. Here, I have been given the space to explore my interests while being provided with the tools to reach my academic goals.”

    • Juana Moreno
  • “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