About Fresno

The University 

     California State University, Fresno is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines at the doctoral level. The current enrollment is approximately 20,000 students. 

     The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. CSU-Fresno promotes student learning  and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, education, industry, business and government. 

The Fresno Community 

     Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart if the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within easy driving distance from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, The Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide arrary of locally grown fruits and produce.