- California State University, Fresno
name = California State University, Fresno
mot¿to = "Lucem Accipe Ut Reddas"
Latin, "Receive the light that you may give it forth.")
established = 1911
type = Public
Dr. John Welty
city = Fresno
country = USA
undergrad = 18,000
postgrad = 3,000
faculty = 2,109
campus = Urban, 327 acres (1.3 km²) and 1,083 acre (4 km²) University Farm
mascot = Time Out
colors = Cardinal and
Bluecolor box|#9a122ccolor box|blue
California State Universitysystem; Western Athletic Conference( NCAA Division 1)
website = [http://www.csufresno.edu/ Fresno State]
California State University, Fresno, commonly referred to as Fresno State and even plainly State, is one of the campuses of
California State University, located at the northeast edge of Fresno, California, USA.
The campus sits at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the
San Joaquin Valley. Fresno County is the sixth largest metropolitan area in California. The university is within an hour's drive of many mountain and lake resorts and within a three- or four-hour drive of both Los Angelesand San Francisco.
Fresno State operates on a
semesterschedule. The fall semester runs from late August through December. The spring semester runs from mid-January through mid-May. A summer semester was officially established in 2007 and runs from late-May through early-August.
The greater campus extends from Fraternity Row off of Millbrook and
Bulldog Stadiumin the west to the Save Mart Center and soon to be constructed Campus Pointeand Highway 168 in the east. Vineyardsand orchards designate the northern boundary of the campus, while Shaw Avenue designates the southern.
The 388 acre (1.6 km²) main campus features more than 46 traditional and modern buildings. An additional 34 structures are on the 1,022 acre (4 km²) University Farm, which is considered one of the most modern and best equipped agricultural facilities in the West. Fact|date=February 2007 Fresno State was officially designated as an
arboretumin 1978 and now boasts more than 4,000 trees on campus.
In February 2006, the
Student Recreation Centeropened. The center was fully funded by private donations and continues to be fully funded by a semester student-use fee. The center has four full-size basketballcourts, a dance studio, a 1/8 mile (200 m) indoor running track, locker rooms, 2 racquetballcourts, aerobicequipment, and weight-lifting machines. The Student Recreation Center is adjacent to the Save Mart Centerarena.
A variety of projects are under construction, including a solar panel-covered parking lot and a new library building which will serve as the new campus centerpiece. The north wing of the building was demolished in the fall of 2006, and when completed in 2008 the new Table Mountain Rancheria Henry Madden Library, or just
Henry Madden Librarywill be the largest in the 23-campus California State University system.
In addition, to serve the growing population in Central California, Fresno State offers upper-level classes at the
College of the Sequoias, West Hills College, and Antelope Valley Collegevia distance learning.
Honors College- Scholarshipprogram providing top California high school graduates a fully paid scholarship, room and board, as well as other amenities for the duration of their studies. Named after longtime campus friend and philanthropist Earl Smittcamp. Hispanic-serving institution(HSI) - Designed as a program to increase the number of college students and graduates from underserved and rural Hispanic families.
The Craig School of Business is considered one of the top
business schoolsin the western US. According to the Princeton Review, Craig School (MBA) is a top-45 business schoolnationwide, based on annual rankings. Listed in that publication's 2006 "Best 282 Business Schools." The Sid Craig School of Business at California State University Fresno is accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
AFROTCand Army ROTCdetachments on campus. Graduation- Annual Commencement ceremony now takes place at the Save Mart Centerarena (since 2004). Previous graduations were conducted at Bulldog Stadium.
Fresno State is accredited by California Board of Education and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The university has 26 nationally accredited departmental programs, among the highest number within the CSU system.
*College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
*Craig School of
*Kremen School of
Educationand Human Development
*College of Health and Human Services
*College of Science and
Since 1992, Fresno State has been competing in the
Western Athletic Conference. The school's 16 varsity sports teams are known as the Bulldogs, and the school's colors are cardinal and blue. The Bulldogs have earned two NCAAnational championships, including one baseball title in 2008 and one softball title in 1998. [cite web|url=http://www.ncaa.org/champadmin/champs_listing1.html|title=How many NCAA Division I championships has your school won?]
* [http://www.csufresno.edu/ Fresno State Web site]
* [http://www.gobulldogs.com/ Official Fresno State athletics site]
* [http://www.fresnostatenews.com/ Official Fresno State news service -- daily updates]
* [http://www.fresnostate.net/TopTen/tenindex.html Top Ten Things That Make Fresno State Unique]
* [http://www.fresnobee.com/ Local Paper of Record]
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