97%

Acceptance Rate

$6,225

Avg.Financial Aid

003316

FAFSA Code

About California University of Pennsylvania

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

7,310

Website

www.calu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

California University of Pennsylvania (CAL U) is a public institution that was established in the year 1852 as California Academy and is located in California, Pennsylvania. In the year 1875, the college was renamed to South Western Normal College and as California State Normal School in the year 1914. The school was recognized and achieved its collegiate status in 1928 and was renamed again as the California State Teachers College. 

In the year 1959, the institution introduced liberal arts programs and changed the name to California State College. Over the years, the college grew big and made many changes by constructing new buildings, introduced new programs to cater to their growing students. California University of Pennsylvania consists of over 35 buildings on 92 acres. The main aim of the university is to provide the best education in the region and help students to gain the knowledge. 

  • The student-faculty ratio is 20:1.

  • The graduation rate of the university is 50%.

  • The retention rate is 72% for the full-time students and 57% for part-time students.

  • The total student population of the university is 7,553, which includes 5,439 full time and 2,114 part-time students.

Online Education at CAL U

The university provides online classes for those who prefer to earn their degree from their own place. Cal U provides an opportunity for a student to start and finish the degree in their own pace and convenience. The online courses are affordable and competitive.

  • The university offers 86 online programs across various disciplines. California University of Pennsylvania majors includes Business Management, Computer Science, Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice, Education, Exercise Science, Homeland Security, Law, Literature, and much more.

  • The University of Pennsylvania D2L is the platform that provides faculties with advanced tools and resources to train their non-traditional students. requires for a student to log in to VIP to access D2L. Desire 2 Learn (D2L) is the web-based learning management system that is used by many universities. 


Reviews

Students reviews on the university are as follows. 

  • Students say that the classrooms are small which enables for one-on-one interaction between students and faculties. The campus is very good and everyone will enjoy watching the trees and beautiful scenery. 

  • The professors on campus are very friendly and helpful. The resources present on campus is very good and students have many things to do around campus. 

  • Various events and activities on campus keep their student busy and engaged on campus. The curriculum is challenging and prepares students for the real world.

Location & Contact

Address

250 University Ave

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7249384400
Fax: 7249384400
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Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

22nd Aug

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

97%

SAT Range

900 - 1100

ACT Range

17 - 23

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$18,780

Average Annual Cost

$7,716

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$3,392

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,186

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,350

Total One Year Cost

$26,644

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

18:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

71%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

25%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$16

Faculty Overview

48%

Male Professors

52%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

196 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

183 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

129 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

128 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

64 Graduates

Psychology, General

54 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

53 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

46 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

43 Graduates

Systems Science and Theory

35 Graduates

Biology, General

33 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

33 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

32 Graduates

Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Lan...

30 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

28 Graduates

Social Work

28 Graduates

Legal Research and Advanced Profess...

27 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

26 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

24 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

23 Graduates

Electromechanical Instrumentation a...

22 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

19 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

17 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

17 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

16 Graduates

Political Science and Government

15 Graduates

History

14 Graduates

Music

14 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

13 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

12 Graduates

Mathematics

12 Graduates

Computer Engineering Technologies/T...

11 Graduates

Gerontology

9 Graduates

Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automat...

9 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

9 Graduates

Anthropology

7 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

7 Graduates

Chemistry

6 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

6 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

6 Graduates

Physics

4 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

3 Graduates

Physical Sciences

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

5,172

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

40%

Full-time

81%

Part-time

19%

Students Gender

Male

46%

US National: 44%

Female

54%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

76% White

2% Unknown

13% Black

3% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

5%

Out Of State

94%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$51,672 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

34%

Averege Housing Cost

$6,592/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,752/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,752/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Vulcans

School Colors

red and black

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Total Male Athletes

192

Total Female Athletes

99

Intramural Sports

9

Sports Club

30

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$32,300/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$41,600/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$13,924

$30,992

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$145 - 322

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

90%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,225

Students Receiving Federal Grants

49%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,860

Students Receiving State Aid

51%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,926

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

59%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,922

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$9,125

$30K - $48K

$8,184

$48K - $75K

$6,198

$75K - $110K

$3,250

> $110K

$2,016

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$19,604,340

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$2,469,527

The university believes that investment in education is the investment in an individuals future. The university works with students to help them identify sources available for them to make their education affordable. Approximately 90% of their students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships, loans, and grants. Students looking for financial aid has to fill up the FAFSA form.

California University of Pennsylvania federal school code is 003316. 

  • Federal Aid includes grants such as Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), TEACH Grant, and loans such as Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan. Federal Work-Study option is also available for the students.

  • State Aids includes PHEAA Grant, Blind and Deaf Beneficiary Grant Program, Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant Program, Postsecondary Education Gratuity Program, Pennsylvania National Guard Education Assistance Program (EAP), PATH, Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program, and Pennsylvania National Guard Members. 

  • Institutional Aid includes APSCUF Student Scholarships, Board of Governor’s Scholarship, Vulcan Merit Award, Board of Governor’s Talent Scholarship, and Eberly Family Scholarship. 

  • Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, and Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation. 

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