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Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, California, United States
Fresno Pacific University is the Valley’s only accredited Christian university, connecting every student’s untapped potential with unlimited opportunity for professional, personal and ethical growth. 



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.


Career Services Offers: 

  • Career Counseling

 Counselors help you explore your career options.

  • Career Assessments

Career tests identify your strongest interests, strengths and God –given abilities. 

  • Computerized Career Guidance

Computer programs identify your skills and interests and provide information for over 1,000 careers.

  •  Career Workshops

 Topics Include: Resume & Cover Letter Writing, Interview Strategies, Job Search Techniques, Interview Tips and much more.

  • Resume and Cover Letter Critique 

We can assist with creating a resume and cover letter or critiquing one you already have. 

  • Internship Resources

Internship opportunities are available. Employers seek graduates with related experience.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

The Student Life Office offers the FPU community a variety of services to care for our students. 

  • Academic Support Center
  • Career Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Health Services
  • Disability Services
  • Restorative Discipline Manual
  • Study Abroad
  • Employee/Student Assistance Program

Housing services

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.

ICT services

Information Technology Services (ITS) exists to maintain and enhance IT infrastructure and services in support of Fresno Pacific University and its mission.

Student Life

Campus life

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:

  • Merced Regional Campus
  • North Fresno Regional Campus
  • Visalia Regional Campus
  • Bakersfield Regional Campus
Fresno Pacific University offers four housing styles for students: modules, suites, apartments, and houses. 

Sports facilities

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:

Men's sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track and field
  • Water Polo

Women's sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Student clubs

Campus Clubs include:

  • Accounting Society of FPU
  • Amigos Unidos
  • Art Club
  • Asian Flavor
  • Classics Club
  • Colors of India
  • DREAMers
  • FPU Dance Club (FPUDC)
  • History Club
  • International Club

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