California University of Pennsylvania

California, PA, USA
3.75 Average Rating
Founded in 1852, California University of Pennsylvania is a public institution in California, Pennsylvania. CAL U provides an applied education that combines fieldwork, research, student teaching, and clinical practice. The school operates a virtually as well as via a satellite campus in Canonsburg. CAL U is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and participant of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
93%
Out of State Students
7%
0
100
96%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1007
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 21, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
7,788
Total Number of Undergrads
5,557
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
39%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
55%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,755
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$10,903
Out-of-State Tuition
$17,948
0
100
51%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
64%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,441
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
100
Size of Town
Suburb: Small
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Pittsburgh
Philadelphia
Washington
New York
Harrisburg
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.75 Average Rating
a very rewarding experience for a relatively low cost. a small yet beautiful campus with everything you need relatively close by. a school that does more for you outside of the classroom as well as in.
Daeshawn from Pittsbugh, PA
California University of Pennsylvania is a great small, hometown college with many different academic choices. The faculty interaction with the students is unsurpassed and it is more than apparent that everyone involved in your educational journey is there to help you do your best and become the best at what you do. California University, or Cal U, is a superb university for those wishing to instill the values of integrity, civility, and responsibility.
Amanda from Monongahela, PA