University High School traditionally accepts incoming 9th graders who apply in their 8th grade year. Depending on our current class capacity, UHS also accepts transfer students who wish to enter UHS in their 10th, 11th, and 12th grade year. Applications will be available under the Admissions section.
University High School suggests all interested parents and students to come to our informational days in the Fall and Winter.
University High School is a 9th-12th grade free public charter high school located on the campus of California State University, Fresno. UHS provides an accelerated college preparatory education to approximately 480 students who share a common interest in music. Students receive a strong foundation in music and the liberal arts and sciences in a small high school environment, while benefiting from the opportunities available on a large public university campus.
There are three key attributes that make UHS the kind of school that attracts students from nine different cities and more than 35 different zip codes: academics, music, and small school setting. Free bus passes are available for students that need to take public transportation to attend UHS.
The school has one of the most rigorous high school programs that requires all graduates to complete a year or more of college work as part of the curriculum. UHS provides advanced curriculum for students who desire a greater challenge and who truly wish to be better prepared to enter a college or university after high school. This is a key reason that UHS has been ranked by US News and World Report, the Washington Post, and Newsweek as one of the best schools in the nation.
UHS strongly believes in music education and, as part of the high school program, all students study music theory and perform in an ensemble group all four years they attend high school. Students learn to score, compose, and record music using computer software and the school’s recording studio.
UHS believes school size does matter. Students perform better when they are in a small school setting where they feel comfortable and unafraid to express themselves. School class sizes average about 25 to 1. The counselor to student ratio is half the national average and the total school population is less than 500 students.
*Fresno State parking is strictly enforced. Obtain parking pass at kiosk using the parking code; pass is valid in any yellow/green lot. Do not park in metered parking if using a day pass. Fresno State Map