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Tuition & Fees

$10,641

$14,387

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
19

teacher

students

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Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,994
Declined + 208
Total Received 3,202
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Public

5,522

undergraduate students

2,041

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
25%
400-499
49%
300-399
18%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
22%
400-499
46%
300-399
24%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
17%
400-499
46%
300-399
30%
200-299
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
15%
18-23
33%
12-17
43%
6-11
6%
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
17%
18-23
41%
12-17
34%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
39%
12-17
41%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
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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 7,563
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)

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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
74%
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
8%
Top 1/4
23%
Top 1/2
55%
Bottom 1/2
45%
Bottom 1/4
16%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
25%
400-499
49%
300-399
18%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
22%
400-499
46%
300-399
24%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
17%
400-499
46%
300-399
30%
200-299
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
15%
18-23
33%
12-17
43%
6-11
6%
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
17%
18-23
41%
12-17
34%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
39%
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

Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,994
Declined + 208
Total Received 3,202

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

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

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,492
Room $6,592
Board $3,594
Additional fees $3,149
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $21,827
Average Financial Aid - $9,863
Total with Avg. Aid $11,964

Financial Aid

53%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,863

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $10,036,567
State $6,706,447
Institutional $1,860,406
Other external $836,666
Total $19,440,086

Non-need-based

Federal $294,905
State $21,348
Institutional $1,485,478
Other external $939,392
Total $2,741,123

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
Health Science
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

73%

5,522
students

Female
54%
2,974

Male
46%
2,548

Graduate

27%

2,041
students

Female
63%
1,292

Male
37%
749

undergraduateFull-time

83%

4,606
students

Female
54%
2,444

Male
46%
2,162

undergraduatePart-time

17%

916
students

Female
58%
530

Male
42%
386

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
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

94%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Countries most often represented Canada
India
Saudi Arabia
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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