250 University Avenue, Box 94 California, PA 15419 724-938-4404
About California University of Pennsylvania
  • Year of Foundation 1852
  • Size of Campus 188 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor,Post-Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 5,943
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 52%, 48%, 6%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $5,178 in-state, $8,284 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $8,466
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 6,199
California University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Cal U) is a public university located in California, Pennsylvania, USA. Founded in 1852, it is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Cal U's enrollment is approximately 9,400. The main campus consists of about 38 buildings situated on 92 acres (372,310 m²). Another 9-acre (36,422 m²) facility is located near the main campus. An additional 98 acre (397,000 m²) recreation complex, George H. Roadman University Park, is located one mile (1.6 km) from campus and includes a football stadium, various sports facilities, and picnic facilities. The University's student association also owns 98 acres (397,000 m²) at SAI Park, located near Roadman Park. Cal U has a satellite campus in Canonsburg.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 10%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union, Hispanic Student Association,
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 7
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, honor code
  • Number of frat chapter houses 2
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 7
  • Percent students who are frat members 10%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Mu Gamma (National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society), Alpha Psi Omega (National Honorary Theatre Fraternity), Beta Beta Beta (National Biological and Life Sciences Honorary), Chi Sigma Iota (International Counseling and Professional Honor So
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 7
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) S. T. A. N. D.
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Distance to nearest airport Pittsburgh (50), Pittsburgh (40)
  • Distance to nearest train Pittsburgh (40)
  • Distance to nearest bus Pittsburgh (40)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 40%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 30%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 37%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 87%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (100%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 15
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 22%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
Campus Services
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Number Of Microforms 831,103
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 3,000
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 2,053
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 456,718
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, other
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 7,873
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 3
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 373
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Computer Courses No
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 1 year 70%
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 62%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs 84 Lumber; Adelphoi Village; Allegheny County; BAW Plastics; Carnegie Library; Carnegie Science Center; Catholic Charities; Centimark Corporatio; Charles Schwab; Chestnut Ridge Counseling Services; Citizens Bank; Department of Energy; Dick's Sporting Good
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village