Cal U is a public university located in California, Pennsylvania in the Pittsburgh Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,606 undergraduate students. The Cal U acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Sport and Fitness Management. Graduating 50% of students, Cal U alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,000.
California University of Pennsylvania Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.97 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.96 responses
Most Popular Majors
Sport and Fitness Management129 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies128 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities53 Graduates
Social Science Research Methods46 Graduates
Communication Disorders43 Graduates
Early Childhood Education43 Graduates
Systems Science and Theory35 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.94 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.121 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.61 responses
California University of Pennsylvania Reviews
The small class sizes are perfect for my learning style. The campus scenery is absolutely beautiful. I highly enjoy seeing all the trees and flowers walking to class. The dorms on campus are so spacious with private bathrooms in each room! The professors are friendly and helpful. There are an abundant amount of resources on campus, as well as, many places to get food. There are a lot of things to keep a student busy on campus. The gym is a great place to burn energy; there is even a pool, hot tub, and sauna! California University even has a movie theater that shows all the latest movies, not to mention the great popcorn!
Recently graduated from Cal with a Bachelor's and am honestly considering going back for a second degree because I loved it so much! The Honors Program and the Psychology program both prepared me for my Master's program so well that I feel more experienced than most of my classmates. It's got a great "bang for your buck" - affordable, rigorous, and homey.
I'm currently going to CALU and I will say overall I'm having a wonderful experience. As someone who takes online college, I never feel left out or can't communicate with my professors. Every professor I've had so far have been professional and helpful. Besides the ongoing headache with financial aid, I would highly recommend CALU to everyone especially military members. They have worked with me and my schedule being active duty. I've went through several colleges that offered online degrees and by far this is the best. Also CALU was one few universities offering the exact degree I wanted to have so to me that always a plus.