California University of Pennsylvania Overview
Located in California, Pennsylvania, California University of Pennsylvania is a public institution. California is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
What Is California University of Pennsylvania Known For?
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Cal U.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 66% of the faculty were full-time.
California University of Pennsylvania Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Cal U has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Cal U.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Cal U has earned from around the web.
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Where Is California University of Pennsylvania?
Contact details for Cal U are given below.
|Address:||250 University Ave, California, PA 15419-1394|
How Do I Get Into Cal U?
You can apply to Cal U online at: www.calu.edu/admissions/apply/index.aspx
Admission Requirements for Cal U
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Cal U?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 95%, and the acceptance rate for women is 97%.
Average Test Scores
About 60% of students accepted to Cal U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 560. Math scores were between 450 and 550.
Can I Afford California University of Pennsylvania?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Cal U, approximately 85% of students took out student loans averaging $7,223 a year. That adds up to $28,892 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Cal U is 7.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
California University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,986 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,979 full-time undergraduates at Cal U, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of California University of Pennsylvania students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||484|
|Hispanic or Latino||165|
Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at California University of Pennsylvania. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 34 countries are represented at Cal U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Turkey.
Online Learning at California University of Pennsylvania
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Cal U has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Cal U
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California University of Pennsylvania was 7.0%. This is the #1,523 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Cal U regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Cal U majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Cal U ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Cal U.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
California University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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