Freshmen Profile

Welcome First-Time Freshmen

You have made a great decision on considering our university. Fresno State welcomed its largest freshman class in history for fall 2014. Our currently freshman class makes up 22% of our total student body. For the past ten years, Fresno State has put in place many programs to assure the success of our students. As of 2012, our retention rate for full-time first-time freshmen was 83.2%. Click here to view the first-time freshman profile.

Latest Update

December 2014

Fresno State is no longer taking application for fall 2015.
California State University, Fresno is an impacted campus at the freshman level and uses supplemental admissions criteria to admit first-time freshmen for the fall 2016 semester.

All first-time freshman applicants interested in applying for fall 2016 must complete and submit the CSU Application for Admission during the priority filing period (October 1 to November 30, 2015).

Applicants from the CSU Fresno-defined local area qualify for admission based on CSU systemwide eligibility criteria.

  • All students with a grade point average below a 3.00 need SAT or ACT scores.
  • SAT or ACT scores are recommended for all students with grade point average of 3.00 or higher.

Freshman applicants from schools outside of the CSU Fresno-defined local area who are CSU eligible will be rank ordered by eligibility index.

  • SAT or ACT scores are required for all applicants from schools outside the local area. Freshmen who applied for Fall 2015 must submit their test scores by January 16, 2015.