California University of Pennsylvania

250 University Ave,, California, United States
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Overview of California University of Pennsylvania

About this school

California University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1852, is a public institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Education, Liberal Arts, and Science and Technology. Its 148-acre campus is located in the town of California, 25 miles from Pittsburgh.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,557
    • Men:2,588 (46.6%)
    • Women:2,969 (53.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to California University of Pennsylvania is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
1
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
6
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
250 University Avenue
City, State, Zip
California, PA  15419-1394
Phone
(724) 938-4404
Fax
(724) 938-4138
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
94% of 3,324 applicants were admitted
Women
95% of 1,889 applicants were admitted
Men
93% of 1,435 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,711 (55%) of 3,133 admitted students enrolled
Women
930 (52%) of 1,796 admitted students enrolled
Men
781 (58%) of 1,337 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.12
375 And Above
14%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
17%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
452 average |460-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
10%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
36%
• Score 300 - 400
7%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
524 average |470-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
16%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
32%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19 average |16-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
22%
• Score 18 - 23
43%
• Score 12 - 17
33%
• Score 6 - 11
1%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,641|Out-of-state: $14,387
  • Room & Board: - $10,186 (65.5638516992791%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (6.436663233779608%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,350 (27.999485066941297%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


California University of Pennsylvania accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003316
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
856 (97.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
716 (83.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
716 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
121 (16.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$10,026
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 575 (80.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,759
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 665 (92.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,177
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 243 (33.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
16 (1.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,669

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,243 (92.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,563 (84.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,563 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
262 (7.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
51%
Average Award
$9,213
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,856 (80.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,997
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,339 (93.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,642
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 678 (19.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
89 (1.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,361

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
91%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,242
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$580

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


252

Part-Time Faculty


131

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


56%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 18% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 20% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 11% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 11% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
564,477

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1300
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


California University of Pennsylvania provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


39.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


52.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


55.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (48)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Corrections
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
  • Music Management
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (24)


  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports Management
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


6,816

Nearest Metropolitan Area


188 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Pittsburgh

Weather


Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
45 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh
Nearest Bus Station
-
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Connelsville

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


33% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


67%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Vulcans
School Colors
Red and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


California University of Pennsylvania offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,534

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,557
Women
2,969
Men
2,588

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.0% Asian
  • 12.9% Black/African-American
  • 3.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 76.7% White
  • 2.0% Unknown

International Students


0.8% from 23 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


2,231

Student Resources

Study resources