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California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania

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Overview

Student Population
6,885
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

Located in California, Pennsylvania, California University of Pennsylvania is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,805 prospective students applied, and 3,589 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 908 enrolled in the school.  4,631 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,254 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $7,716 plus fees of $3,392. California University of Pennsylvania is ranked 783 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
3/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes
1/10
Value

California University of Pennsylvania is rated within the lower 35% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for California University of Pennsylvania within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very Easy
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SAT 920/1120
ACT 17/23
GPA 3.31
Applications Accepted
94.3% 
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $35

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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.