Fresno Pacific Univ

Graduates: 752
Undergraduates: 2412
Graduates: 752
Setting: Suburban
In-state Tuition: $25,334.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $25,334.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 0.542
SAT / ACT / GPA: / / 3.3
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 33:67
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Mennonite
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 73%

Fresno Pacific University is a private institution that was founded in 1944. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,764, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 42 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Fresno Pacific University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 42. Its tuition and fees are $25,716 (2013-14).

Fresno Pacific University develops students for leadership and service through excellence in Christian higher education.

At the time of its founding, Pacific Bible Institute was located in a large home at 1095 N. Van Ness Ave. There were five staff members and twenty-eight students. By the time the first school year was finished, a former YWCA building at the corner of Tuolumne and L streets (originally designed by Julia Morgan) had been purchased, and the next school year began in this building. By 1958, land was purchased for the construction of the current campus near the corner of Butler and Chestnut, along with the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary and the new Butler Avenue Mennonite Brethren Church. Construction began on a new classroom building that year, and two dormitory buildings one year later. The classroom building was ready for use in the fall of 1959, but the dorm buildings were not completed until 1961 due to financial difficulties. The Bible Institute became an accredited junior college in 1961, and decided to develop a four-year program two years later, in 1963. In 1964, Pacific Bible Institute changed its name to Pacific College, and became accredited with the WASC the next year. By 1967, the decision was made to add graduate courses, and the accreditation for the first master of arts program was received from WASC in 1975. The college changed its name to Fresno Pacific College in 1976 and to Fresno Pacific University in 1997.


Ron Adams, Assistant Coach for the Boston Celtics Rachel Belman, Christian recording artist Karl Dewazien, Pioneer for the sport of soccer in the United States. Founded the California Youth Soccer Association. Well-published author whose youth soccer books have become the standard throughout the U.S. and Canada. Rev. Brian Fuller, President of Eston College Aaron Henderson, Athletic Director at Immanuel High School Mike Niehoff, Principal at Minarets High School Dan Quisenberry, former Major League Baseball all-star pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. Jaime Ramirez, soccer coaching legend in the Central Valley, founder of the Fresno Fuego and head coach of FPU men's soccer. Chris Schwinden, former Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Mets J.T. Thiesen, nationally known triple jump and long jump coach that has worked with U.S. Olympians. Pakisa Tshimika, Public health professional that was instrumental in changing the infrastructure of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, turning its health zone system into one of the best designed and decentralized systems in all of Africa. Founder of the non-profit organization "Mama Makeka House of Hope" and author of "Grief, Grace and Hope". Milika Tuivanuavou, Fiji national record holder in the women's triple jump and shot put Joshua Urbiztondo Professional Basketball Player In The Philippines PBA Eugene Vollmer, Fiji national record holder in the men's triple jump

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