"Gateway to the National Parks"
I stayed in Fresno for 6 years doing my undergraduate studies, and the college years was one of the best time of my life. I remembered Fresno as a flat city, not many high-rise buildings, with strong agricultural industry and a good place to study.
Fresno is the sixth-largest city in California and the county seat of Fresno County. Fresno is about 60 miles south of Yosemite National Park and it is the closest major city to the park. Because it sits at the junction of Highways 41 and 99 (41 is the park's southern access road, and 99 branches east from Interstate 5 to serve the urban centers of the San Joaquin Valley), the city is a major gateway for visitors coming from Los Angeles. The city also serves as an entrance into Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks via Highway 180.
Fresno has three large public parks, two located in the city limits and one in county land to the southwest. Woodward Park (I used to go for picnics with my friends to the Woodward Park), which features the Shinzen Japanese Gardens, numerous picnic areas and several miles of trails, is located in North Fresno and is adjacent to the San Joaquin River Parkway.
Roeding Park, located near Downtown Fresno, is home to the Chaffee Zoological Gardens, and Rotary Playland and Storyland. Kearney Park is the largest of the Fresno region's park system.
I went to the California State University Fresno for undergraduate (Bachelor's degree) studies. Back then, CSU Fresno had good Business and Agriculture schools.
See - http://www.csufresno.edu