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California University of Pennsylvania Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 766 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 10 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $87,211)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $80,023)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 86 153 - -
Baseball 30 - Yes -
Basketball 15 20 - Yes
Football 101 - - -
Golf 10 8 - -
Soccer 24 30 - Yes
Softball - 24 - Yes
Swimming - 19 - -
Tennis - 11 - -
Volleyball - 16 - Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Bowling - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.2%
Hispanic 1.5%
Non-resident alien 1.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 11.5%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 78.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 11
Liquor Law Violation 24
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 4

Notable Alumni

  • Allen Foster Cooper, former U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania
  • Bruce Foster Sterling, former U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania
  • Dale Hamer, former NFL referee
  • Del Beshore, former NBA player
  • Dominique Curry, NFL football player
  • Mark Lovat, NFL assistant coach
  • Terrence Johnson, NFL football player
  • Tom Rutledge, former CEO of Time Warner Cable
  • Tommie Campbell, NFL football player
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Tina from West Mifflin, PA
  • 4
  • The people in my hall are friendly and very out going. They welcome all new people and are fun to have around. Although the walls are thin and you can…

  • Mar-29-2012 Read More
  • Abbey
  • 5
  • The dorms at CalU are really nice. All dorms have a bathroom in them and they're spacious compared to a lot of other schools. The dorms are relatively new and…

  • Apr-06-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Jamie from Jefferson Hills, PA
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    The quality of food is not the best. Although, the school has a variety of different styles of food to apply to everyone's tastes. Also, it has numerous amounts of venues for students to eat. Some types of dining hall food include salads, pizza, pasta, quesadillas, and wraps.

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  • 3
  • Lateisha
  • Dec-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Food and dining is lacking a bit. This can be split into two parts mostly: on-campus dining and off-campus dining. On-campus dining is convenient because while living on campus you're required to have a meal plan, only so many meals per week with an additional 200$ to spend at on-campus dining options. There are 6 options to choose from for on-campus dining, the school cafeteria, also called the Goldrush, and other options basically. People consider the Goldrush's food to not be the best, but it does have a different selection of main dinner foods each day. The other options all have their own little variety, varying from a pizza place to a convenience store with quesadillas, but these variety's change very little from day to day. Most places do have a special that changes every week, but even then, most people will get bored of eating the same things week after week. That leads to off-campus dining where the options in the immediate vicinity are mostly Dairy Queen, Subway, a place called Spud's with burgers and the such, and Campy's which is a pizza place. As such, options that don't involve cooking for yourself or driving somewhere will most likely seem very limiting over time.

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  • 3
  • Jennifer King
  • Oct-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Also like any college, the food here is decent. No type of food is going to be like mom's cooking. Be prepared to buy food from other places off campus.

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  • 4
  • Kimberly from Fayette City, PA
  • Mar-21-2014 I am a current student here

    There are numerous places to eat at on campus. There is even a buffet place inside the the Natali Student Center called the Gold Rush. Or, you could be like me and order the same dinner of chicken fingers everyday.

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  • 3
  • Rebecca from Youngwood, PA
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    The Gold Rush which is like a restaurant is hit and miss, but the cafeteria offers made to order salads, wraps, burritos, burgers, and more. There is a pizza place, a coffee and smoothie store, and a quesadilla and sandwich store that has other snack items. Right outside of campus in town there is a Subway, Chinese restaurant, Madre's Cocina, and a Dairy Queen as well as a couple pizza places.

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  • 4
  • Kimberly from Fayette City, PA
  • Feb-12-2014 I am a current student here

    There are numerous places to eat at on campus. There is even a buffet place inside the the Natali Student Center called the Gold Rush. Or, you could be like me and order the same dinner of chicken fingers everyday.

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  • 4
  • Brittany from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Jan-12-2014 I am a current student here

    The food was very good I loved going to the bistro across from the gym and they also have a Starbucks with it. I also liked eating at flatz they had the best quesadillas.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Rebecca from Youngwood, PA
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    I personally chose not to rush, but I have a few friends who did and they love it. The first thing most people think of when they hear sorority or fraternity is the huge parties, but here the greeks are really into community outreach and academic standards. Most, if not all, have a GPA requirement and community hour requirements. Plus, you get a support group that becomes your family here at school and for life.

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  • 0
  • Clairissa from Hummelstown, PA
  • Oct-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Our Greeks are very involved in campus life and activities. They dedicate a lot of time to community service activities, help out on campus, and schedule fun events for the whole campus. They're great!

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  • 0
  • Ryan from Birdsboro, PA
  • Jun-26-2013 I am a current student here

    There are 6 sororities and 8 fraternities. Between them both, there are about 300 people. I currently am in the organization Sigma Tau Gamma. Through the process, it has made me more production and professional. It's provided me with opportunities to network and to excel in ways that I never even considered. Greek life here is definitely a big thing and not something that any prospective student should rule out.

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  • 0
  • Lindsie from Hollidaysburg, PA
  • Apr-30-2013 I am a current student here

    We have multiple social fraternities and sororities on campus. We also have academic and honorary fraternities and sororities.

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  • 0
  • Eric from Bay City, TX
  • Dec-30-2012 I am a current student here

    While I do not associate with Greek Life, I know plenty of Brothers and Sisters. Greek Life is fun and fulfilling and provides an instant sense of community. However, in the Graphic Design Major, we are usually too busy to have time to actually pledge to a Greek Society. I think there are less than ten Graphic Design Majors that are also in a Fraternity/Sorority, but that is just because our program is so intensive and comprehensive. Greek Life is encouraged at CalU through organization fairs and Greek Week.

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  • 0
  • Pittsburgher
  • Nov-20-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is exciting for freshman to see and experience. Their are plenty of fraternities or sororities to choose from

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