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California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania

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Overview

Enrollment

6,509
California University of Pennsylvania overview
Location California, Pennsylvania
Online calu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Town Fringe
California University of Pennsylvania overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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California University of Pennsylvania, a public institution founded in 1852, is situated in the borough of California, approximately 35 miles south of Pittsburgh. The university seamlessly blends liberal arts with professional education across its undergraduate and graduate programs. Cal U's riverside campus exhibits a combination of modern and historic architecture, providing residential facilities to accommodate a significant portion of its student body. Offering a moderately selective admission process, the university strives to maintain a diverse academic environment. Noteworthy academic programs include its well-regarded Education and Technology departments. While California University of Pennsylvania may not be predominantly known for its athletic prowess, it competes in Division II sports as a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

  4,338 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,171 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,716 plus fees of $3,392. California University of Pennsylvania is ranked 1033 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Annual Cost to Attend

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition

$7,716
In State Costs for California University of Pennsylvania
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$3,392
Room and Board $10,416
Budget for Other Expenses$5,002
Total One Year Cost$27,526

Out of State Resident Tuition

$11,574
Out of State Costs for California University of Pennsylvania
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$3,392
Room and Board $10,416
Budget for Other Expenses$5,002
Total One Year Cost$31,384

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years

$42,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

53% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by California University of Pennsylvania students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 15%
Health Professions 11%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11%
Education 10%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=211361 IPEDS survey data for California University of Pennsylvania.

Current students may use the California University of Pennsylvania GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.