California University of Pennsylvania

California, PA

California University of Pennsylvania

California, PA

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Undergrad Transfer

Tuition & Fees

$10,902

$14,760

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,820
Declined 89
Total Received 2,909
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Public

5,174

undergraduate students

2,138

graduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 7,312
Established in 1852
Coeducational Coeducational

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188-acre campus in California (population: 6,364), 45 miles from Pittsburgh; branch campus in Southpointe. Major airport serves Pittsburgh; train serves Connelsville (30 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Pittsburgh
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Pittsburgh International

California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California
15419

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
48%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Commuter Council
  • STAND
  • Student Activities Board
  • University Band
  • Colleges Against Cancer

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Sporting events
  • Concerts
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
22%
Top 1/2
55%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $35
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.16

Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,820
Declined 89
Total Received 2,909

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 36
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,716
Room & board $10,186
Additional fees $3,186
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $2,850
Total $24,938
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports Men

Archery, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Archery, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Ice hockey, Rugby

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Arabic Language and Literature
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Commercial and Advertising Art
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Gerontology
Graphic Design
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
Music Technology
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Statistics, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other

7,312

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

71%

5,174
students

Female
54%
2,816

Male
46%
2,358

29%

2,138
students

Female
64%
1,372

Male
36%
766

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

4,212
students

Female
54%
2,236

Male
46%
1,976

19%

962
students

Female
61%
580

Male
39%
382

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718

Transfer students enrolled

10%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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