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. Here, you’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. At FPU, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue your passion, whether it’s through a sketch or a screenplay. With majors like Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Media & Film Studies, you’re sure to find your creative outlet here.
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.
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
• The Warkentine Culture & Arts Center
“FPU showed me a different side of learning. It allowed me to really study my passions!”
“I enjoy that the classes are small at FPU, so we’re able to interact with other students and with our professors.”