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Study at California University of Pennsylvania

California University of Pennsylvania, popularly referred to as Cal U, was founded in 1852 as a public university. The main campus spans over 90 acres of land and with an additional 98 acre for a recreational complex. The university enrolls over 6, 000 students in its undergraduate and post graduate programs. Cal U's athletic teams go by the nickname Vulcans, with the mascot being Blaze. The official colors are red and black. The sports department includes the volleyball, soccer, basketball, tennis and baseball teams, along with the ice hockey and softball teams. Cal U boasts of four national championships in basketball, softball and ice hockey. The university’s football team also won three straight PSAC championships.

Profile of California University of PennsylvaniaCalifornia University is located in a town not far from a more urbanized area, in California, PA. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at California University top out at the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study mathematics and nutrition and exercise therapy.

California University Selectivity

The admissions department at California University does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 430 to 510 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 530 or higher on the math SAT.

The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, the school tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

California University offers classes to 8, 206 students (7, 347 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Many students live in housing on or near campus. California University does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference competitions.

California University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy369sports and fitness management, athletic trainer, parks and recreation management
Education and Teaching326elementary school teaching, educational administration, special ed, reading teaching, school Counselling, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching
Liberal Arts199liberal arts and sciences, geography, English, social services, history, political science, social studies, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management184business management, accounting, management science
Therapy and Counselling119psychology, communication disorders, physical therapist assistant, mental and social health services, school psychology
Engineering Technician82engineering technology, industrial production tech, electronics tech, computer engineering tech
Science81physical sciences, biology, geology, physics, chemistry
Security and Law Enforcement77criminal justice and safety
Nursing and Emergency Medicine64registered nursing
Family and Social Work53social work
Law49legal professions
Media33communication studies
Design22graphic design
Computer Science and Engineering21computer and info science
Photography and Commercial Art16commercial art, multimedia
Conservation and Resource Management12environmental science
Art Studies10art studies
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy
Contact: California UniversityCalifornia University of Pennsylvania

250 University Ave

California, PA 15419-1394

General Phone: (724) 938-4400


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