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William A. Edmonds
Dean of Admissions
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

Phone: 724-938-4404
Fax: 724-938-4564
Toll Free: 888-412-0479
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Classification: Public, 4 year
Setting: Rural
Year Established: 1852
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Undergraduate Degrees: Associate's, Bachelor's
Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,785
Tuition: $7,060 in-state; $10,590 out-of-state
Room and Board: $10,126
Profile: Undergraduate Campus Majors: Accounting, Anthropology (Archaeology, Forensic Anthropology), Art, Art Studio, Athletic Training, Biology - Mortuary Science (co-op program), Biology (Pre-Chiropractic Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Optometry Pre-Osteopathic Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Podiatric Medicine, Pre-Veterinary Medicine), Biology, Business Administration (Accounting, Business Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, Management, Marketing), Business Administration, Chemistry, Childhood Education (PreK-4, PreK-4/Special Ed), Commercial Music Technology, Communication Disorders, Communication Studies (Public Relations, Radio & TV, Speech Communication), Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Criminal Justice (Criminology, Forensic Science, Homeland & International Security, Law & Justice), Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Earth Science (Environmental, Environmental Hazards, Meteorology), Education Certification for Secondary Schools (Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Earth & Space Science, English, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Spanish), Education Certification for Secondary/Special Education (Biology, English, Mathematics, Social Studies), Electrical Engineering Technology, English (Creative Writing, Journalism, Language & Literacy, Literature), Environmental Studies (Conservation Ecology, Environmental Science, Fisheries & Wildlife Biology, Leadership and Management, Natural Resource Management and Policy), Geography (Climatology, GIS & Emergency Management, Tourism Studies), Geology, Gerontology, GIS and Wildlife Biology, Graphic Design, Graphics & Multimedia, History, Industrial Safety, Industrial Technology, International Studies, Liberal Studies, Mathematics (Statistics), Mathematics, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Middle Level Education Grades 4-8 (Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies), Middle Level Education Grades 4-8/Special Ed (Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Nursing (RN) (co-op with CCAC, degree issued by CCAC), Parks & Recreation Management, Physical Therapy Assistant, Physics, Political Science (Pre-Law), Political Science, Professional Development, Psychology, Radiologic Technology, Robotics Engineering Technology, Science and Technology Multidisciplinary Studies, Sex Crimes Involving Online Predators, 60+ College Advantage Program (CAP), Social Science, Social Work, Sociology (Applied Sociology, Deviance), Sociology, Spanish for Business, Spanish for Law Enforcement, Sport Management Studies (Professional Golf Management), Technical Studies, Technical Studies (CCAC co-op program), Technology Education Grades K-12, Theatre.
Undergraduate Online Majors: Arabic Languages & Culture, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice - Homeland & International Security, Land Management, Jurisprudence Legal Studies, Liberal Studies, Nursing RN-BSN, Science and Technology Multidisciplinary Studies, Sociology - Deviance, Sport Management Studies - Wellness and Fitness, Technical Studies, Technology Management, Washington Health System School of Nursing Pre-Nursing Program.

Financial Aid
Approximately 90% of all of Cal U students receive some sort of financial aid. We work with students and families to find the right resources to make a Cal U education a reality. Financial aid options include scholarships, need-based grants, work-study, loans based on a family's ability to pay, payment plans and other financing programs About Cal U
With world-class academics, state-of-the-art facilities and proximity to the internationally renowned City of Pittsburgh, California University of Pennsylvania offers more than just learning.

Accredited and affordable, Cal U provides students with an excellent educational experience at a tremendous value. Our professors are some of the best in their fields, committed to academic excellence and intellectual rigor, and offering real-world experience. Eighty-seven percent of Cal U's full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their field. Choose from hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs, plus certificates, certifications and other special programs. Learn on campus, online or with a hybrid approach. For 13 consecutive years, Cal U has been named one of the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review. And we're proud to have earned many more awards, top rankings and distinctions.

Our Academics
Cal U offers career-focused academic programs that engage students in applied and active learning. You'll gain a solid academic foundation in your chosen field, along with the skills that matter most to employers, including technology literacy, communication, critical thinking and teamwork. Our graduates consistently find work with top employers or enter distinguished graduate programs.

Our Campus
Our campus is not only a beautiful setting, it's also full of energy and excitement in a safe, secure surrounding. Cal U's campus is 294 acres of healthy living, friendly relationships and rich cultural diversity. With more than 100 student clubs and organizations, plus many other ways to volunteer and engage with the community, living and learning at Cal U offers character-building, experience-enhancing activities.

Your Advantage
We offer the experience you need for the career you want. Each year, more than 2,300 Cal U students participate in internships and other hands-on learning experiences from fieldwork, research or time in the lab to clinical or student-teaching experience. The Cal U Four-Year Graduation Plan offers students a unique combination of advising, course scheduling and individual attention, ensuring efficient and steady progress toward graduation in four years.

Your Future
Our Career and Professional Development Center is dedicated to your success. Cal U students gain the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience to make a powerful entry into today's competitive job market. Cal U graduates go on to successful jobs, continue their education or choose to serve in the military.
Admissions Requirements: Admissions Requirements
Completed online application or completed  paper application.
Official high school transcript (or GED certificate and scores).
SAT or American College Test (ACT) scores (may be waived for applicants who have been out of high school for at least two years).
Letter(s) of recommendation (optional).
A personal essay (optional).
You will be considered for admission to Cal U after careful review of your high school record, academic coursework and SAT/ACT scores. Attention is given to your personal essay, extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation, if submitted.
Transfer Requirements: High School Transcript, College Transcript
Annual Transfer Enrollment: More than 500
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