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- Academicsgrade C+
- Valuegrade B minus
- Diversitygrade B+
- Campusgrade B+
- Athleticsgrade A minus
- Party Scenegrade B
- Professorsgrade B+
- Locationgrade C
- Dormsgrade A+
- Campus Foodgrade B+
- Student Lifegrade B
- Safetygrade B
With world-class academics, state-of-the-art facilities and proximity to the internationally renowned City of Pittsburgh, California University of Pennsylvania offers more than just learning.
Accredited and affordable, Cal U provides students with an excellent educational experience at a tremendous value. Our professors are some of the best in their fields, committed to academic excellence and intellectual rigor, and offering real-world experience. Eighty-seven percent of Cal U's full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their field. Choose from hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs, plus certificates, certifications and other special programs. Learn on campus, online or with a hybrid approach.
For 15 consecutive years, Cal U has been named one of the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review. And we're proud to have earned many more awards, top rankings and distinctions.
California University of Pennsylvania Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 94 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 104 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 103 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Instrumentation Technician611 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities455 Graduates
- Nursing227 Graduates
- Business149 Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Safety Studies105 Graduates
- Social Science Research Methods67 Graduates
- Systems Science and Theory64 Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science62 Graduates
- Information Science48 Graduates
- Sport and Fitness Management48 Graduates
- A mix of diverse students and beliefs and hobbies26%
- Friendly, fun, dedicated16%
- Your average Western Pennsylvanian college student16%
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 101 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 128 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 61 responses