California University of Pennsylvania

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419-1394
(724) 938-4404
Fax: (724) 938-4564

Contact: William Edmonds
Dean of Admissions
Main Address
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419
(724) 938-4000

Total undergrads: 6,925
Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,872

Rural setting
Small town (2,500 – 9,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 61%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art A,B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B


Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education A,B
Special Education B

Engineering Technologies

Computer Engineering A,B
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B
Engineering Technology – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Communication Disorders B
Nursing (RN) A,B
Physical Therapy Assistance A


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Gerontology B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,B

Social Sciences

Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

California University of Pennsylvania Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (724) 938-4400
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 250 University Ave, California, PA 15419-1394
Setting: Suburb: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 6,842
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 55%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,475 (36% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $11,108
Out-of-state Tuition: $15,726
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,232

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

California University of Pennsylvania Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at California University of Pennsylvania.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2131
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1111
Education 9149
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 53
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 32
Health Professions and Related Programs 4134
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 211
Legal Professions and Studies 111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 221
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 22
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 331
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 211
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 111
Social Sciences 251
Visual and Performing Arts 16
Grand total 34115022

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at California University of Pennsylvania and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,108
Out-of-state $15,726
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,919
Out-of-state $18,508

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 945 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 917 94% $7,232
Student loan aid 801 82% $7,418

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,726 72% $6,742
Federal student loans 3,672 71% $6,603

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for California University of Pennsylvania. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled California University of Pennsylvania students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,105 1,324 1,781
Percent admitted 100% 96% 98%
Percent admitted who enrolled 31% 33% 29%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

California University of Pennsylvania Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 6,842
Undergraduate enrollment 4,856
Graduate enrollment 1,986

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

California University of Pennsylvania Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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