FRESNO STATE

EST 1911

Fresno State summary (wikipedia)

California State University, Fresno (commonly referred to as Fresno State) is a public comprehensive university and one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. It is located at the northeast edge of Fresno, California, approximately 58 miles from the entrance to Yosemite National Park, and sits at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the San Joaquin Valley. The city of Fresno is the fifth largest city in California. The university is within an hour's drive of many mountain and lake resorts and within a three-hour drive of both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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History

Fresno State was founded as the Fresno State Normal School in 1911 with Charles Lourie McLane as its first president.The original campus was what is now Fresno City College. In 1956, Fresno State moved its campus to its present location in the northeast part of the city, and FCC bought the old campus and moved back in.Fresno State College became a charter institution of the California State University System in 1961. In 1972 the name was officially changed to California State University, Fresno.

Academics

Fresno State was the first of all 23 CSU campuses to offer an individual-campus doctorate. At the graduate level, Fresno State also offers the following nationally ranked programs: part-time MBA, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Speech-Language Pathology, and Social Work.

A joint doctoral program in collaboration with San Jose State University for a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree is administered through Fresno State University.

Student Housing- University Courtyard

Home to 1,100 students, University Courtyard consists of nine housing communities of both suite and community style living. Fresno State's classrooms, library, computer lab, student activities, athletic facilities, theater, Save Mart Center, Student Recreation Center and health center are all within walking distance of the residence halls.

University Courtyard offers a computer lab and an outdoor swimming pool. The Courtyard has lighted parking, an electronic room and hall lock system, gated bicycle racks and campus escorts. During the fall and spring, all halls have live-in staff available 24 hours/7 days a week.

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Athletics

Main article: Fresno State Bulldogs

Fresno State is a member of the Mountain West Conference. The university's 18 varsity sports teams are known as the Bulldogs, and the school's colors are cardinal red and blue. Fresno State has made several runs at NCAA tournaments in basketball, football, soccer, tennis, baseball, softball, and volleyball. The Bulldogs compete as a NCAA Division I school.

The Bulldogs have earned the following NCAA Division I National Championships:

  • NCAA Division I National Champions, baseball, in 2008
  • NCAA Division I National Champions, softball, in 1998.
Fresno State Stadium Conceptual Design

Smittcamp Family Honors Program

The Smittcamp Family Honors College is a program providing top high school graduates a fully paid President's Scholarship, which includes tuition and housing, as well as other amenities for the duration of their studies.

Admission to the Smittcamp Family Honors College is highly competitive and candidates must exceed one or more of the following: have a minimum 3.8 GPA, rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating class, have a combined SAT score of 1800 or an average ACT English and Mathematics score of 27.

Smittcamp Honors Scholars must also complete rigorous academic and community service requirements. International study abroad programs are available. Smittcamp Honors College students receive priority registration for all courses, regular interaction with the university president, and special honors recognition at commencement. The Honors College is named after longtime campus friends and philanthropists Earl and Muriel Smittcamp.

Why i Chose This College

I know people who go to Fresno State and they absolutely love and feel as though they are getting a good education along with the "college experience" that everyone craves, as well. They haven't dealt with any crime and they are happy. And i Heard the parties are fun as well :)