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Why FPU?

Here are 4 things that make us stand out among all the choices out there.

4 Year Graduation Guarantee     

51 guarantees graduation within four years to qualified students. We commit to providing the courses, advising, instruction and preparation. If you fulfill your responsibilities and are not able to graduate in four years, you will receive the needed courses in the next semester at no cost in tuition.

Only school of its kind

FPU is proud to serve the San Joaquin Valley as the only private Christian university, allowing us to serve the many needs and communities located here. 51 is located in the heart of the valley, it's the sixth largest city in the state and offers a mix of cultural, ministerial, entertainment and recreational opportunities. You can experience the variety of churches, museums, restaurants and festivals, as well as the outdoor opportunities at the surrounding lakes, rivers and foothills.

Highly desired graduates

Our graduates are highly sought after by employers and are known as leaders in their fields. 51 Pacific offers 100+ areas of study and more than 50 study abroad opportunities that prepare students for careers in everything from psychology to teaching to business. Our classes are taught by professors who are experts in their field, with over two-thirds of the faculty holding the highest degree attainable. With an FPU education, your future looks bright.


51 Pacific offers a variety of federal, state and private financial aid programs to assist students who would benefit from an education but need financial aid. Such students are encouraged to apply for assistance. More than 98 percent of FPU students receive financial assistance in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and many on-campus employment opportunities.