California University of Pennsylvania
California, PA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
7,310
Total Number of Undergrads
5,172
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
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
33%
20-39 Students
47%
40-99 Students
18%
0
100
37%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
72%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
46%
53%
Ethnicity

African American
5%
Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
White
90%
Hispanic
1%

What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
As with any Gen Ed's, you can expect some repetition from information you learned in high school. You can definitely expect to be exposed to new information, ideas, and opinions at Cal. The teachers in upper level classes are challenging but they are always willing to talk and answer any questions you have.
Amanda
Some general classes are easy, they sometimes won't challenge you as much as you would like them too, where others do give that challenge. When doing classes for your major I feel that it is difficult, but with the right amount of time given to the work it will not be so bad. It's challenging but not impossible.
Colleen from Pittsburgh, PA
Every professor and faculty member, with the exception of only a few, works hard to help students acheive and become the best in their chosen field of study.
Amanda from Monongahela, PA
The academic part of the school is not very hard. It is great because there are so many classes that are able to be taken online for students who commute or are involved with sports teams. The schooling is not hard, as long as you get your work done and the professors are always willing to help you if you need help.
Madison from North Canton, OH
All of the professors that I have had are reasonable and not too harsh with their class work. It depends what level class you are taking, but that is how it is at any university. If you work hard you will get an A in any class.
Abbey
The academic rigor here can be challenging but it is still fun because the classes are interactive. Also, if you do not like what you are learning, then it will not be fun to learn.
Tina from West Mifflin, PA
i believe the academic rigor is tough for people who cannot manage their time well, other than that calu offers a great curriculum
Daeshawn from Pittsbugh, PA
CalU takes academics very seriously and the professors are fantastic. The professors encourage being engaged in the classroom and being proactive with both assignments and grades. Professors offer as much help as possible between their office hours and even scheduling appointments outside of their office hours to accommodate the students' needs.
Jennifer King

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