Tuition & Fees

$11,108

$14,966

not including room and board

More Financial Details

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
44%
400-499
36%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
44%
400-499
37%
300-399
10%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
17%
400-499
46%
300-399
30%
200-299
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
20%
18-23
41%
12-17
37%
30-36
2%
24-29
20%
18-23
41%
12-17
37%
30-36
1%
24-29
20%
18-23
49%
12-17
30%
More Admissions Details

undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

17

students

More Student Details

Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,820
Declined + 89
Total Received 2,909
More Admissions Details

Public

5,174

undergraduate students

2,138

graduate students

More Student Details

Most Popular Majors

  1. Health Professions
  2. Business/marketing
More Majors

Codes

SAT 2647
ACT 3694

People Who Liked This School Also Liked…

Name Location
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO
University of California, Riverside Riverside, CA
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
University of Georgia Athens, GA
Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
Washington State University Pullman, WA
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, PA
See All School Suggestions for You
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

California University of PennsylvaniaLogo California University of PennsylvaniaLogo

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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 7,312
Established in 1852
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

California, PA

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.

California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
70%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
8 fraternities 5% of male students
 
6 sororities 6% of female students
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
22%
Top 1/2
55%
Bottom 1/2
45%
Bottom 1/4
14%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
44%
400-499
36%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
44%
400-499
37%
300-399
10%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
17%
400-499
46%
300-399
30%
200-299
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
20%
18-23
41%
12-17
37%
30-36
2%
24-29
20%
18-23
41%
12-17
37%
30-36
1%
24-29
20%
18-23
49%
12-17
30%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 21
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

Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Work Experience

Not Considered

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

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

51%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,364

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,716
Room $6,592
Board $3,752
Additional fees $3,392
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $22,452
Average Financial Aid - $9,364
Total with Avg. Aid $13,088

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $11,186,015
State $6,261,531
Institutional $2,036,841
Other external $841,252
Total $20,325,639

Non-need-based

Federal $64,867
State $69,707
Institutional $1,411,929
Other external $923,024
Total $2,469,527
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 724 938-4415
F: 724 938-4551
finaid@calu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jeffrey DeRubbo
Director of Financial Aid
derubbo@calu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Archery, Baseball, Bass Fishing, Dance, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Hockey, Inline Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse, Medieval Sports, Rugby, Soccer, Sport Shooting, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Archery, Baseball, Bass Fishing, Dance, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Hockey, Inline Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse, Medieval Sports, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Baseball, Basketball, Football, Indoor Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Athletic Directors

Karen Hjerpe (men's)
Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, Pennsylvania Intramural Recreational Sports Association
Mascot
Vulcans
School colors
red and black

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Sociology
Art
Art Studio
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemistry
Chemistry/Nanotechnology
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication Disorders
Communication Studies
Community/Agency Counseling
Computer Aided Drafting/Design
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Digital Media Technology
Early Childhood
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Earth/Space Science
Education
Education Administration
Education Leadership
Electrical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Elementary Education Services
Elementary Education/Mentally/Physically Handicapped
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Emergency Management
Environmental Earth Science
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science/Health Promotion
Finance
Fisheries/Wildlife
Geography
Geography/Travel/Tourism
Gerontology
Graphic Communication Technology
Graphic Design
Health Science
History
Human Resource Management
Industrial Technology
Industrial Technology/Nanotechnology
Information Technology Management
International Accounting
International Studies
Journalism
Legal Studies
Legal Studies/Homeland Security
Legal Studies/Law/Public Policy
Liberal Arts
Liberal Studies
Literature
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Meteorology
Mortuary Science
Nursing
Parks/Recreation Management
Performance Enhancement/Injury Prevention
Physical Therapy Assistant
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-Physical Therapy
Pre-Podiatry
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Professional Golf Management
Psychology
Reading
Reading Specialist
Rehabilitation Sciences
School Counseling
School Psychology
Science/Technology
Secondary Education
Secondary Education/Communication
Secondary Education/English
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
Teacher Education
Technical Studies
Technology Education
Theatre
Wellness/Fitness
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Most Popular Majors

  1. Health Professions
  2. Business/marketing

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

7,312

total students

92%

in-state

8%

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

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

96%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • 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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • 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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented Albania
Canada
India
Nigeria
Turkey
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

John Watkins
International Student Advisor
724 938-1599
watkins@calu.edu

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway