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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.

Website: www.calu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
5,174
Undergraduate
Students
(54.4%) 2,816 Women
(45.6%) 2,358 Men
2,138
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
97% of 2,909 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.16
SAT Math
460-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
524 average
470-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19 average
16-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,438
Out-of-state: $30,296
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,902
Out-of-state: $14,760
Room and Board
$10,186
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Freshman Award
$9,921
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,381
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
274
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
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Campus Life

California Population
6,816
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburgh
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
48% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Vulcans
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian
13.7% Black/African-American
3.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.5% White
2.3% Unknown
International Students
0.8% from 36 countries
First-Year Students Returning
71.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
41.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
86%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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