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California University of Pennsylvania

  • California, PA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 52%48%
    student ratio
  • 6,450
    total students
  • $6,820 | $10,230
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 90%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Computer Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Drafting and Design Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Production Technologies Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Robotics Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Arabic
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapist Assistant
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Corrections
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Gerontology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Professions and Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

90% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,125
    • Accepted2,814
    • Acceptance Rate90%
    • Enrolled6,450
    • Female Applicants1,686
    • Females Accepted1,519
    • Female Acceptance Rate90%
    • Male Applicants1,439
    • Males Accepted1,295
    • Male Acceptance Rate89%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.01
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer May 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 430 520
    • SAT Math 420 520
    • SAT Writing 400 520
    • ACT Composite 17 22
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$6,820
    • Out-of-state tuition *$10,230
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$2,736.00
    • Room and board *$10,086.00
    • Room only *$6,592.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students6,450
    • Male Student Percentage48%
    • Female Student Percentage52%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino2.79%
    • Black or African American9.47%
    • White or Caucasian77.5%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.11%
    • Asian.73%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.11%
    • Two or more races2.85%
    • Unknown5.74%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students10% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 28%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other residence hall entrances staffed 24/7, fire suppression and smoke detection systems, security staff are trained police officers

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Yes No
    • Basketball No Division 2 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 No
    • Football No Division 2 No
    • Golf No Division 2 No
    • Soccer No Division 2 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Tennis No No No
    • Track No Division 2 No
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball No Division 2 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Yes No
    • Soccer No Division 2 No
    • Softball No Yes No
    • Swimming No Yes No
    • Tennis No Division 2 No
    • Track No Division 2 No
    • Volleyball No Division 2 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty375
    • Full-time Percentage75%
    • Part-time Percentage25%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio20:1 or 5,970 students to 291 faculty

Location & Contact

250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
USA

Dr.William Edmonds

Dean of Enrollment Management and Academic Services

Phone: 724-938-4404
Fax: 724-938-4564



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