Pride Points

We are a campus of opportunity, boldly empowering our diverse student body for success. Here are just a few things we’re proud of at Fresno State:

Education and research

  • High-quality academic programs in 66 bachelor’s, 44 master’s and three doctoral areas prepare students to tackle real-world needs and transform communities in the region and world.
  • Our faculty and students continuously conduct pioneering applied research. The Jordan Agricultural Research Center fosters collaboration between some of the brightest minds in agriculture, engineering, science and mathematics. The Henry Madden Library – the largest academic library in California between Los Angeles and San Francisco – opened in January 2009 and is arguably one of the busiest libraries in all of inland California with 1.76 million visitors a year. Through our School of Nursing and Health Policy Institute, faculty and students are conducting research to understand and address the special health problems of Central California.

Fostering diversity and inclusion

Meeting students’ essential needs

  • We have focused attention on the essential life necessities that are sometimes taken for granted. Our Student Cupboard – a free food and hygiene pantry for students – averages more than 4,000 visits a month. Comprehensive programs and initiatives such as the Renaissance Scholars Program, the Clothing Closet and the Good Samaritan Fund address the basic needs of underserved students, so that they can focus on what’s centrally important: reaching their personal, academic and career goals.

We are one with our community

Our balanced academics and athletics priorities

  • Balancing athletics and academics is something we don’t take lightly. Our students are expected to do well in school and act as role-models on and off the field. Few universities can join Fresno State in boasting a student-athlete GPA average of 3.12!

Educating tomorrow’s leaders

  • Eighty percent of our graduates stay in the Central Valley to become this region’s next generation of leaders. Here are just a few centers at Fresno State which foster leadership:

Our rise in national rankings