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Cal U is a public graduate school in California, Pennsylvania in the Pittsburgh Area. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 2,138 graduate students. Of the 25 graduate programs offered at California University of Pennsylvania, 2 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at California University of Pennsylvania are Sport and Fitness Management, Business, and Teaching. 63% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.
Address
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419
Website
Telephone
(724) 938-4000

Admissions

Application Deadline
Deadline for International Students
Admissions Website
Application Fee

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Applying

Acceptance Rate
Total Graduate Students
2,138
GRE
GMAT
LSAT
MCAT
TOEFL
IELTS
Interview Required
Personal Statement Required
Academic Transcripts Required
Application Fee Waivers Available
Letters of Recommendation Required
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Academics

Part-time Classes Available
Weekend Classes Available
Evening Classes Available
Poll
50%
of students took their classes full time.8 responses
38%
of students completed the program in the time they expected.8 responses
50%
of students agree the program difficulty was manageable.8 responses
63%
of students agree that the online courses were positive experiences.8 responses

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
2,138
Part-Time Grad Students
1,349
Research Assistants
Teaching Assistants
Racial Diversity
  • White
    70.8%
  • Unknown
    14%
  • African American
    8%
  • Hispanic
    3.2%
  • Multiracial
    2%
  • Asian
    1%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    0.8%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Driven
    38%
  • Intellectual
    13%
  • Organized
    25%
  • Cannot make it in real Ph.D programs
    25%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 8 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    13%
  • Great brand name
    13%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    38%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    13%
  • Cash grab!
    25%

Professors

Poll
63%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.8 responses

Tuition & Financial Aid

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Students Receiving Financial Aid
Average Total Aid Awarded
Work Study Program Available
Teaching/Research Fellowship Available
Financial Aid Website

Campus Resources

International Students Office
International Office URL
Disability Services
Veterans Services
Childcare Services
38%
of students agree they had access to good mental health resources.8 responses
25%
of students agree the program offered accessible childcare.8 responses
38%
of students agree they felt supported as an international student.8 responses
50%
of students agree they felt supported as a veteran.8 responses

Outcomes

Average Salary After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
Career Placement URL
Poll
88%
of students are confident they will graduate.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students are confident they will find a job after graduation.8 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 8 responses
  • $100K+
    13%
  • $50K-$75K
    13%
  • $25K-$50K
    38%
  • <$25K
    38%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 8 responses
  • $100K-$125K
    13%
  • $75K-$100K
    13%
  • Did not graduate yet
    75%
63%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.8 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A-
Median Household Income
$38,050
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$597
National
$949
Median Home Value
$122,100
National
$184,700
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It is a great environment for diverse people. Being an international student, I find CalU very conducive and accommodating and would recommend to anyone looking for a top notch education in a diverse environment!
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California University of Pennsylvania's overall average net price combined with a lower quality education, results in a good value for the money when compared to other colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. This lands California University of Pennsylvania in the #29 slot on our ranking of Best Colleges for the Money in Pennsylvania.
I earned a degree that is competitive in my field and allowed me to advance in my profession and earn more compensation. The online Masters program was very well organized, communication was excellent and the ease of registration, communication with professors and follow up was top notch.