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Find your place here.


About our University

Did you know?

At California University of Pennsylvania, students are our first priority. We’re here to facilitate learning and encourage discovery. Not just in the classroom, but through day-to-day experiences. We’re here to foster friendships and to create self-confidence. To build the foundation you need for a successful career, based on your individual dreams. As a mediumsized community of 7,419 undergraduate students and 1,981 graduate students, we’re small enough to feel like a family, but large enough to offer variety and diversity. We’re here to help you become the individual you’ve always dreamed of being. As a result, our students not only graduate with a diploma, but with a degree of character as well.

Quality and affordability As a proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Cal U offers students a private-school experience at a public-school price. A vast array of grants, loans, scholarships and work-study programs are available from federal, state and University sources. Financial aid is based on a variety of factors, including academic achievement and financial need. Our Financial Aid Office can help you through the process.

Courses that become you Cal U offers more than 150 programs of study in three undergraduate colleges, as well as 50 graduate programs. There is an academic program that is perfect for you, and a proven method to help you graduate in four years. Whether you’re interested in using robotic technology in the field of engineering or helping to shape the future as an early childhood educator, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Cal U.

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Small town near a big city Located on the banks of the Monongahela River just 35 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, Cal U offers students a beautiful, safe learning environment. Our 98-acre main campus is the focus of academic life, while our 196-acre south campus features athletic fields and picnic areas, as well as student housing. The scenic Pennsylvania countryside is ideal for hiking, biking, rafting, skiing or horseback riding. Big name retail CLUBS AND stores are just minutes ORGANIZATIONS away — and so are Including 16 NCAA numerous antique shops Division II Teams and specialty stores. The city of Pittsburgh not only offers diverse cultural experiences, professional sporting events and lively restaurants, but also serves as a vital connection to internships and a dynamic business community.



I chose Cal because it was a perfect fit for me. There is a lot to do around campus, and it’s easy to get involved. My classes are challenging and there are plenty of people who care about me and my success. I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else.


Professors who care

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Cal U’s faculty includes nearly 300 full-time professors — more than 80 percent of them have Ph.D.s or the highest degree in their field. They are Fulbright scholars, recipients of prestigious grants, presenters at national and international conferences, and acclaimed experts in their fields. But, at the end of the day, their main reason for coming to work is to pursue their passion to teach, to motivate and to inspire students. With a student/faculty ratio of 19:1, their hands-on approach will change the way you think about learning.

Cal U’s student housing is among the best in the nation. 7,419 undergraduate Students come from students and 1,981 all 50 states, D.C. graduate students and 36 different countries. Our six coed residence halls offer smoke-free housing for 1,496 students on the main campus. Vulcan Village, our garden-style apartment complex on the south campus, accommodates 768 students. All units feature air conditioning, carpeting, free local telephone service, cable TV and high-speed Internet. Most students share a bathroom with only one other person and never more than three others.

High-tech facilities Cal U is growing — with new buildings that enhance your overall experience. Duda Hall and the Eberly Science and Technology Center are among the buildings that offer high-tech classrooms and a student-friendly environment. Learn volumes at the Manderino Library, including how to access electronic books and find credible material on the Internet. Enjoy a performance at Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre, one of the finest theater facilities in the state of Pennsylvania.

Get real When our core values of integrity, civility, and responsibility are coupled with real-world training, we see a big difference in the type of jobs our graduates land. So nearly all of our students gain real-world, hands-on experience in their fields — whether it’s through job shadowing, internships or cooperative education.


Especially for you • Honors Program • Career Advantage Program • Dual Majors • Study Abroad Options • National Student Exchange • “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” Training — free to all students

Come see for yourself or contact us for more information California University of Pennsylvania Office of Admissions 250 University Avenue California, PA 15419 1-888-412-0479 or 724-938-4404 E-mail:

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FOUR-YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMS AND CONCENTRATIONS Anthropology Forensic Anthropology Archaeology Arabic Language & Cultures Art Art Studio Athletic Training Biology Pre-Medicine Pre-Chiropractic Medicine Pre-Dentistry Pre-Osteopathic Medicine Mortuary Science (coop program) Pre-Optometry Pre-Podiatric Medicine Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Veterinary Medicine Business Administration Human Resource Management Accounting Business Economics Finance Marketing Management Information Technology Management Chemistry Commercial Music Technology Communication Disorders Communication Studies Public Relations Radio & TV Speech Communication Computer Information Systems Computer Engineering Technology Computer Science Earth Science Meteorology Environmental Environmental Hazards Education Certification for Secondary Schools – Art – Biology – Chemistry – Communication – Earth & Space Science – English – Mathematics – Physics – Social Studies – Spanish Early Childhood Education Services Elementary Education Services Technology Education K-12 Elementary PreK-4 Elementary PreK-4/Special Ed Elementary Grades 4-8 – Language Arts/Reading – Mathematics – Science – Social Studies – Math & Language Arts/Reading – Math & Science – Math & Social Studies – Science & Language Arts/Reading – Science & Social Studies Elementary Grades 4-8/Special Ed – Language Arts/Reading – Mathematics – Science – Social Studies Electrical Engineering Technology English Creative Writing Journalism Language & Literacy Literature

Environmental Studies Conservation Ecology Fisheries & Wildlife Biology Environmental Science Geography GIS & Emergency Management Travel & Tourism Geology Gerontology Graphic Design Graphics & Multimedia History Industrial Technology International Studies Business & Economics Geography Modern Languages Political Science Jurisprudence Justice Studies Corporate & Homeland Security Criminology Law & Justice Forensic Science Liberal Studies Mathematics Nursing (BSN) for RNs Nursing (BSN) for RNs (courses at CCAC South Campus) Parks & Recreation Management Philosophy Physics Political Science Pre-Law Psychology Industrial/Organizational Psychology Science & Technology Legal Studies (online) Social Science Social Work Sociology Applied Sociology Spanish Sport Management Studies Professional Golf Management Wellness & Fitness (online) Theatre Undecided in Education Undecided in Liberal Arts Undecided in Science & Technology ASSOCIATE DEGREES Accounting Computer Engineering Technology Computer Science Technology Computer Information Systems Criminal Justice (co-op with CCBC) Early Childhood Electrical Engineering Technology Graphics & Multimedia Industrial Technology Liberal Studies Nursing (RN) coop with CCAC Degree issued by CCAC Physical Therapist Assistant Pre-Physical Therapist Assisant Robotics Engineering Technology Technical Studies CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Personal Computer Application Spanish for Business Spanish for Law Enforcement

For a current listing of all programs, please visit the Cal U website at FS 23.5M 8.11


Did you know? Located on the banks of the Monongahela River just 35 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, Cal U offers students a beautiful, safe...