Fresno Pacific University (originally Pacific Bible Institute) also known as FPU is an accredited Christian university located in Fresno, California, United States. It was founded in 1944 by the Pacific District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. The university awarded its first Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965. The first master's degree program was introduced in 1975.
Fresno Pacific offers bachelor's degrees in more than 40 fields with over 100 areas of study. It also offers advanced degrees or credentials in four areas: Education, Individualized Master of Arts, MBA, Leadership & Organizational Studies and Peacemaking & Conflict Studies. The university is organized into five schools: The School of Business; the School of Education; the School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences; the School of Natural Sciences; and the School of Biblical Seminary. In the most recent U.S. News & World Report college rankings, Fresno Pacific's peer assessment score tied it for 18th in the Western United States in the Universities-Master's category.
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Life on FPU's campus is exciting—filling your college years with fun, enthusiasm, life-long friends and a "home" away from home. The welcoming atmosphere, sense of belonging and variety of activities and opportunities enrich students' spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical lives. And it's not just about fun and games either. Research has shown that students who live on campus enjoy greater academic success and are more likely to achieve in other areas such as leadership.
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Fresno Pacific University's main 50-acre campus is located in the south east area of Fresno, hub of the Central Valley region of California and the fifth largest city in the state.
The university also maintains four regional campuses in Central California:
The Fresno Pacific Sunbirds compete in the Pacific West Conference of the NCAA Division II. The university sponsors 16 intercollegiate sports, eight each for men and women:
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