California State University-Fresno Reviews

3.84 out of 5 stars
(36 Reviews)
  • Fresno (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,467
84% of 36 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 36 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Alexis Ansolabehere - 7/25/2019
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017
"Fresno State was an awesome stepping stone on my way to becoming an SLP. I attended this university for all 4 years of my undergraduate career. This campus has great student life as well as financial ad opportunities, student work positions, and housing options. Their library is amazing and very easy to navigate. The education I was given in my field introduced me to many aspects of speech and language pathology and its surrounding fields, of which I had no idea existed before. I still remember numerous experiences in classes as the lectures there are very memorable (especially learning about the Bernoulli effect). The student led groups give students many volunteer opportunities to further their experiences in the field of SLP as well as provide info about ways to get into graduate programs. Top professionals in their field work as professors there and they want to teach you about the fields that they are passionate about, who could say no to that? One downside I experienced was when preparing their students for a graduate degree, Fresno State only prepares students for THEIR graduate program, not others. This may have changed since I graduated, but my advisors did not prepare me for all of the prerequisites that other programs required which theirs did not (physical sciences). I had trouble getting into a graduate program due to this. However, Fresno State does educate you on all other aspects of applying for grad schools and taking the required tests (GRE, CBEST). I ended up being accepted into a program a year after graduating and I still refer to old textbooks and lectures that I had at Fresno State."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Enrique Lopez - 6/21/2019
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2000
"Fresno State is a great school that ensures that are work-force competitive and ready to work. All professors that I worked with were always willing to meet with me, even outside of their Office hours. The best experience that I had while at Fresno State was with my English adviser, Dr. Hansen. He had similar experiences that I was going through i.e. working during the day and attending college at night. He helped me develop a three year plan before I entered Fresno State, which he then gave me advice of reviewing my catalog and following my three year plan. By doing this, when it came to graduate from Fresno State, I walked in to his office with course catalog, three year plan and graduation clearance form in hand, where he stated that I was one of the few scholars that took his advice. To this day we have remained friends, but most importantly he has become a mentor of mine that I reach out to when I need a sounding board for advice and guidance. It is because of Dr. Hansen, that I also was able to finish college in three years versus the traditional four (to five) years. Also, being at Fresno State granted me the opportunity to network and create friends that have we still very much in contact and are very close."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Mike L. - 6/11/2019
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016
"I regret spending my precious four years at this place. The education I got from here has not helped me much. Looking back, the faculty were very low quality. But I didn't realize that until I got exposed to others later on. With only a couple of exception, they have the worst collection of bad professors here. And the department chair is an example of low quality professor. He seemed to be more interests in playing politics than to care about the substance of education. The facility is poorly maintained and their excuse: "low budget"!"
4.3 out of 5 stars
8rooky - 5/3/2019
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017
"I did a cohort program for liberal study students working to become teachers. I loved the cohort idea. Working with the same students from beginning to end was incredibly helpful and I felt supported by my fellow classmates while achieving my bachelor's. I actually worked ahead and finished one semester early than the cohort, but it has created lasting friendships."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Stephen Castillo - 4/13/2019
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018
"Attending California State University, Fresno as a Geomatics Engineering major really helped me develop as a person, academic, and professional. I obtained networking skills at numerous Geomatics Engineering conferences put on by students. I was awarded numerous scholarships after applying, Fresno State as a large offering, make use of them! In the small Geomatics class sizes, I was able to get an intimate learning experience from my professors as I made my way through my undergraduate coursework. Overall, the facilities, staff, and experience at Fresno State was a positive one, and I am glad to call it my Alma Mater! Go Bulldogs!"
4.4 out of 5 stars
Irina Boginski - 3/20/2019
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016
"My senior year is when the biochemistry program started. There are a number of professors that made biochemistry a worthwhile degree program, but unfortunately, it took me 5 years to graduate. I still feel like the biochemistry degree needs a course restructuring to include more biology classes, because I don't think I was very prepared to do research work. I'm sure they have made some progress in this however. As far as finances go, just as long as you remain passionate about what you are learning, you should be fine. That's the thing about scholarships these days; you don't need a "sob story" to get there."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Erin Ross - 3/3/2019
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2018
"I am the fifth in my family to graduate from Fresno State. I am very happy with my education and my program. I chose a small major program in Geography. It was nice to have professors and advisors that cared about their students and helped us along our journey to education. I also had the great pleasure of enrolling my children in the preschool on campus. Without that service, I would not have been able to afford childcare."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Jereme - 10/31/2018
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016
"A great program with extremely knowledgeable and caring staff for the most part. The number of sections could have increased, to allow students more students the opportunity to enroll. A couple classes apart of the progam could be reviewed for the number of units. Find an advisor early on and continue to follow up with them to ensure degree completion in an efficient manner."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Dr. William Trevor - 4/26/2018
Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2006
"I went through Fresno before Transferring to UCLA after a year. This environment was more pompous than productive, full of amateur politicians not practitioners of progressive discourse. My PHD was basically on hiatus here. Though I got through classes spouting the garbage the tenured professors wanted to hear, I was never happy in this narrow minded environment. I am proud to say my real education neither started nor ended here. I consider it a waste of a year."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Randa Jarrar - 4/24/2018
Degree:
Graduation Year: 1997
"A school full of hateful, bigoted, and cowardly faculty. This is one of the last schools any student should want to attend. Your thoughts and opinions are only allowed if it falls in line with their ignorant, pathetic agendas. If you want to be a narcissistic, hateful, bigoted piece of crap, then maybe this is the school for you."
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