California State University-Fresno Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (25)
Overall I had a great experience at Fresno State University. Fresno State has an outstanding Criminology program with great professors who have excelled in the field of Criminology. The only criticism I have of Fresno State is the city itself. Fresno being a city impoverished with low socioeconomic status can make it a tough city to live in. Being a student at Fresno State does not exempt or protect you from the hardships of living in Fresno, which includes gangs and crime.
CSU, Fresno is a great campus where you will encounter a diverse community. Nevertheless, CSU, Fresno is a great community for students to grow as young professionals. The Business program is great and the amount of information acquired really does prepare you for the workforce.
Attending California State University, Fresno as an undergraduate student was a great experience. While studying through it, always ready to assist in any way possible and guide me to achieve my goals. There were various resources and plenty of networking available for those who sought them. Before graduating I was already working within my field of study.
Fresno state was a great school. I would certainly recommend it to any student considering going there. The only drawback is the city itself. It gets really hot during the summer and usually stays that way until November. Overall great school and city. Fairly cheap as well. A lot of resources are available to students
When first coming to Fresno to attend CSU Fresno, it was a bit disappointing. Coming from a big city such as Los Angeles, CA, you immediately notice the differences between the two. Fresno is a smaller city compared to Los Angeles, and life is much slower paced. One thing that is of little importance but stood out to me the most about the city of the limited options of malls, or areas to shop. It was not until living in Fresno for a few months that I began to appreciate the Fresno Area. Since Fresno is a lot more slow paced, there is less distractions in the city, which allows you to easily focus on your studies. Another plus, compared to a big city like Los Angeles, is that there was less traffic. California State University, Fresno is the main school in Fresno. Chances are every store or dine-in will have a sign relating to the school's mascot, the Bulldogs. There is a strong sense of Bulldog pride in the Fresno area. The sports at Fresno State all compete in the D1 league. This makes the games that much more exciting and the stadiums in which they compete are nice as well. The campus is nice and neat; with a big water fountain that is the center piece of the school. The facilities at Fresno State, such as the school gym, the swimming pool, and health center are very well maintained. I completed my degree in Kinesiology and learned a lot in the program. The professors were very knowledgeable on the subject and some even were recognized on a national level on the subject of kinesiology/coaching. Other professors ran sport facilities that involved training Olympic athletes and high profile upcoming athletes. I can't say I have met an unfriendly professor in my program as all I encountered were more than willing to assist me in any way. The curriculum was tough but the knowledge gained made it all worth it. I would definitely recommend this school, and the kinesiology program to those interested.
I primarily focused on Applied Behavior Analysis because I was wanting to work in the special education field. Fresno State provided an excellent undergraduate curriculum to introduce Applied Behavior Analysis. Fresno State was able to launch my career and I am happy with my choice. My other classmates that focused on psychology seem to be satisfied with their education. Overall, the town is a bit dull, but it is constantly growing with a nice community.
As graduation is approaching, reflection of these past years feel necessary to tie together my undergraduate experience before I head onward to pharmacy school. Although I was a transfer student, CSU-Fresno has been nothing less of welcoming. There are two factors that make this school shine - the campus and the faculty. The campus is quite spacious and boasts a state-of-the-art library that has been ranked in the top 50 in the nation. They supply computer programs that are designated for certain majors at a minimal to no cost for students. In my case, Microsoft office and End note were two programs that I used on a daily basis to write formal laboratory reports and scientific citations. If the library was too congested with students, there were also many benches available around the university. On a sunny day, which is quite common in Fresno, many students are seen sitting at these benches, underneath a shady tree, enjoying company or taking a quick break between classes. Many times I gravitate towards having my lunch outside, surrounding myself with amazing artworks from students at the Conley Arts building or under an shady tree near the free speech area. Besides the breathtaking campus, the faculty should also be applauded. Since my time at CSU-Fresno, the majority of my professors have pushed me out of my comfort zone and to go above and beyond the letter grade, whether it was in writing, public speaking, or science. The professors had a passion for teaching that really affected me to have a positive outlook towards learning. For example, instead of sitting in a lecture room during a writing class, the professor allowed the us to sit outside in the shady area on the grass to write poetry about nature on a beautiful day, even though it wasn't called for on the syllabus. Also, when the science professor allows the student to take on an independent project that sparked an interest with them instead of following a standard experiment. Although the curriculum was challenging, the faculty were able to infuse knowledge and fun into each class. Overall, CSU-Fresno had given me a great environment to nurture my love for science and is a vital reason in my continuation of higher education.
Even though Fresno State is not the safest campus in California, I had a great experience being a student here. Students are provided with great educational and professional opportunities that has helped me prepare for my Master's degree program in School Psychology. I feel confident that I will be successful because of my experience at Fresno State.
California State University, Fresno is a large school, so at first a student might feel lost. However, once one enters into a chosen program, the professors are friendly and knowledgeable and there is a sense of community. The Family Science department prepared me well for my work with children, and I would highly recommend that program.
Fresno State is a good school to attend if you are within the Central Valley. What you get out of the school really depends on how much you put into it. I highly suggest getting involved with campus life and organizations, or it will not be a very fun time. The business school is very good and has a lot of opportunities to study abroad or join clubs.