California University of Pennsylvania


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: California


California University of Pennsylvania, a comprehensive regional institution of higher education and a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a diverse caring and scholarly learning community dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional studies that is devoted to building character and careers, broadly defined. Approximately one-third of the undergraduate students at Cal U are transfer students. They have chosen Cal U for a variety of reasons: affordability, location, small class sizes, or to continue study beyond the introductory or associate level. An articulation and transfer evaluation office has been established to assist transfer students interested in attending Cal U.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 8519
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 295

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 29:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information

250 University Avenue
California California 15419


Main Email:

Main Phone: 888-412-0479 or 724-938-5939

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Admissions Contact:
William A. Edmonds
Dean of Admissions, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Terrie L. Greene
Director of Articulation and Transfer, Office of Articulation and Transfer Evaluation

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Dr. Tom Pucci
Director of Athletics, Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
2.0 cumulative GPA except for education majors. Education majors, please refer to the College of Education Web site ( for more information.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
See the Transfer Policy Document for information.

Credits (Min/Max):
See the Transfer Policy Document for information.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT or American College Testing (ACT) scores (may be waived for applicants who have been out of high school for at least two years or have an associate, R.N., or baccalaureate degree).

Letters of Recommendation Required:
May be requested based on past academic performance.

Essay(s) required:
May be requested based on past academic performance.

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Fall Deadline:
Contact Admissions Office

Spring Deadline:
Contact Admissions Office

Summer Deadline:
Contact Admissions Office

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Standardized Testing

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2010



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