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Tuition & Fees

$9,556

$12,966

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,801
Declined + 1,528
Total Received 4,329
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1  :  20

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Psychology
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School Facts

California University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1852, is a public institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Education, Liberal Arts, and Science and Technology. Its 148-acre campus is located in the town of California, 25 miles from Pittsburgh.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 8,243
Established in 1852
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Codes

SAT 2647
ACT 3694

Public

6,450

undergraduate students

1,793

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
27%
400-499
57%
300-399
9%
700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
32%
400-499
53%
300-399
8%
700-800
0
600-699
4%
500-599
23%
400-499
54%
300-399
19%
30-36
0
24-29
13%
18-23
57%
12-17
30%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
14%
18-23
43%
12-17
39%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
17%
18-23
41%
12-17
41%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
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California, PA

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California, PA

188-acre campus in California (population: 6,816), 45 miles from Pittsburgh; branch campus in Southpointe. Major airport serves Pittsburgh; train serves Connelsville (30 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
27%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
72%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 6% of male students
 
7 sororities 5% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
61%
Bottom 1/2
39%
Bottom 1/4
11%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
27%
400-499
57%
300-399
9%
700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
32%
400-499
53%
300-399
8%
700-800
0
600-699
4%
500-599
23%
400-499
54%
300-399
19%
30-36
0
24-29
13%
18-23
57%
12-17
30%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
14%
18-23
43%
12-17
39%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
17%
18-23
41%
12-17
41%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,801
Declined + 1,528
Total Received 4,329

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work

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Admissions Contact

William Edmonds
Dean of Admissions
P: 888 412-0479
F: 724 938-4564
inquiry@calu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,820
Room $6,098
Board $3,494
Additional fees $2,736
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $20,148
Average Financial Aid - $8,982
Total with Avg. Aid $11,166

Financial Aid

64%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,982

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $12,613,621
State $7,861,575
Institutional $1,536,390
Other external $546,262
Total $22,557,848

Non-need-based

Federal $212,150
State $123,891
Institutional $1,520,126
Other external $1,119,148
Total $2,975,315

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Vulcans
School colors
black and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advanced Studies in Secondary Education
Anthropology
Applied Sociology
Art
Art Studio
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Campaign Management
Chemistry
Chemistry/Nanotechnology
Communication Disorders
Communication Studies
Communications
Community/Agency Counseling
Comprehensive Social Sciences
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education Services
Early Childhood Education/Mentally/Physically Handicapped
Earth Science
Earth/Space Science
Ecology
Education
Education Administration
Electrical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Elementary Education Services
Elementary Education/Mentally/Physically Handicapped
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Emergency Management
English
Environmental Earth Science
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Finance
Fisheries/Wildlife
French
Geography
Geography/Regional Planning
Geography/Travel/Tourism
Geology
Gerontology
Graphic Communication Technology
Graphic Design
History
Human Resource Management
Industrial Technology
Industrial Technology/Nanotechnology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Technology Management
International Studies/Business/Economics
International Studies/Geography
International Studies/Modern Languages
International Studies/Political Science
Journalism
Language/Literacy
Legal Studies
Legal Studies/Homeland Security
Legal Studies/Law/Public Policy
Liberal Arts
Liberal Studies
Literature
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mentally/Physically Handicapped Education
Meteorology
Mortuary Science
Multimedia Technology
Parks/Recreation Management
Performance Enhancement/Injury Prevention
Philosophy
Physics
Physics/Nanotechnology
Political Science
Political Science/Pre-Law
Political Science/Public Policy
Pre-Chiropractic
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Podiatry
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Professional Golf Management
Psychology
Public Relations
Radio/Television
Reading
Reading Specialist
Rehabilitation Sciences
School Counseling
School Psychology
Science/Technology
Secondary Education
Secondary Education/Communication
Secondary Education/English
Secondary Education/French
Secondary Education/Mathematics
Secondary Education/Physics
Secondary Education/Spanish
Social Science/Criminal Justice
Social Sciences
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Communications
Sport Management
Sport Psychology
Technology Education
Theatre
Wellness/Fitness
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Undergraduate

78%

6,450
students

Female
52%
3,328

Male
48%
3,122

Graduate

22%

1,793
students

Female
62%
1,109

Male
38%
684

undergraduateFull-time

87%

5,649
students

Female
52%
2,890

Male
48%
2,759

undergraduatePart-time

13%

801
students

Female
55%
438

Male
45%
363

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

71%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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