Tuition & Fees

$10,840

$14,586

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
47%
400-499
32%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
46%
400-499
36%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
17%
400-499
46%
300-399
30%
200-299
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
17%
18-23
35%
12-17
35%
6-11
10%
30-36
1%
24-29
23%
18-23
36%
12-17
40%
30-36
2%
24-29
22%
18-23
42%
12-17
33%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,133
Declined + 191
Total Received 3,324
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Public

5,557

undergraduate students

2,231

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Health Professions
  2. Business/marketing
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Codes

SAT 2647
ACT 3694

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 7,788
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)

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California, PA

188-acre campus in California (population: 6,466), 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
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
70%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
8 fraternities 6% of male students
 
6 sororities 7% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
23%
Top 1/2
55%
Bottom 1/2
45%
Bottom 1/4
15%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
47%
400-499
32%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
46%
400-499
36%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
17%
400-499
46%
300-399
30%
200-299
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
17%
18-23
35%
12-17
35%
6-11
10%
30-36
1%
24-29
23%
18-23
36%
12-17
40%
30-36
2%
24-29
22%
18-23
42%
12-17
33%
6-11
1%

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

Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,133
Declined + 191
Total Received 3,324

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

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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

$9,213

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,492
Room $6,592
Board $3,752
Additional fees $3,348
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $22,184
Average Financial Aid - $9,213
Total with Avg. Aid $12,971

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $10,339,863
State $6,455,642
Institutional $1,916,043
Other external $892,792
Total $19,604,340

Non-need-based

Federal $45,185
State $92,103
Institutional $1,348,932
Other external $906,684
Total $2,392,904
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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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Bowling, Climbing, Fencing, Quidditch, Strength & Fitness

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Athletic Directors

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Mascot
Vulcans
School colors
black and white

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
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
Graphic Design/Multimedia
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
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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

7,788

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

71%

5,557
students

Female
53%
2,969

Male
47%
2,588

29%

2,231
students

Female
64%
1,424

Male
36%
807

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

4,534
students

Female
53%
2,361

Male
47%
2,173

19%

1,023
students

Female
60%
608

Male
40%
415

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
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

91%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

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

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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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 23
Countries most often represented Canada
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Turkey
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

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

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