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Interested in coming to University High School?

UHS traditionally accepts incoming 9th graders who apply in their 8th grade year. Depending on our current class enrollment, UHS also accepts qualified transfer students who wish to enter UHS in their 11th grade year. Applications will be available later this year under the Admissions section.

UHS requires all interested parents and students to come to our informational days in the Fall and Winter. Our next information day is October 24, 2016.
*All Information Day times: 4:00pm - 5:30pm, located at the Satellite Student Union on Fresno State campus.  (Dates are subject to change)

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.

Three key attributes make UHS the kind of school that attracts students from nine different cities and more than 35 different zip codes.

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 only 22 to 1.  The counselor to student ratio is half the national average and the total school population is less than 500 students.


  • October 19 - Early Release
  • October 19 - Choir Festival -- CSUF Concert Hall
  • October 29 - Magic of the Arts -- William Saroyan Theatre @ 7:00p
  • November 14th - Strings Ensemble -- CSUF Concert Hall @ 7:30pm
  • November 29th - Choir Concert -- Clovis North Shagoian Theatre @ 7:30p
  • November 30th - Orchestra Concert -- Clovis North Shagoian Theatre @ 7:30p
  • December 2nd - Show Choir/Jazz Band -- Clovis North Shagoian Theatre @ 7:30p
  • December 7th - Symphonic Band -- CSUF Concert Hall @ 7:30pm
  • December 9th - Concert Band/Wind Ensemble -- CSUF Concert Hall @ 7:30pm


*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