California University of Pennsylvania

California University of Pennsylvania is distinguished by its focus on applied education, which allows its 8,200 students to begin building a resume even before they graduate. Nearly all of Cal Us 130 undergraduate majors and concentrations, as well as its 35 graduate and professional programs, build on a solid academic foundation by adding hands-on activities, fieldwork, clinical practice, student teaching or meaningful research. Faculty members in the College of Education and Human Services, the College of Liberal Arts, the Eberly College of Science and Technology, and the School of Graduate Studies and Research include a number of Fulbright Specialists and other nationally recognized scholars. Cal Us Center for Undergraduate Research facilitates research experiences for students across all disciplines and celebrates the discoveries of student researchers and their faculty mentors. In addition, Career Services and the Cal U Internship Center coordinate a robust program of career exploration, job-shadowing, mentoring and faculty-guided internships to provide workplace experience locally and at sites across the country and around the world. An official Activities Transcript documents each Cal U students leadership, community service and volunteer activities, and a voluntary Four-Year Graduation Plan provides a combination of advising and priority scheduling to help eligible undergraduates stay on track toward timely completion of their degree. Founded in 1852, Cal U is located on the banks of the Monongahela River in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, about 35 miles from Pittsburgh. The main campus houses academic buildings, performance spaces, a fitness center, dining facilities and six suite-style residence halls that are heated and cooled with sustainable geothermal energy. The upper campus, about a mile away, includes a stadium and other athletic facilities, a garden-style apartment complex with a clubhouse and outdoor pool, and the Student Association Inc. (SAI) Farm, with a food garden, space for outdoor recreation and a renovated farmhouse that can be used for student meetings. A shuttle runs regularly between the two campuses.The Princeton Review has listed California University of Pennsylvania in its Best Colleges: Region by Region ("Best in the Northeast") for nine consecutive years, and in its Guide to Green Colleges annually since 2010. With an active Office of Veterans Affairs, Cal U has been recognized as a military-friendly university and a "Best for Vets" option, as well as a GoArmyEd provider of online education for service members. Guide to Online Schools lists Cal U Global Online, which offers 100 percent online degree programs, as one of the best online education providers in the nation. California University of Pennsylvania is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. A proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Cal U is among the commonwealths most affordable four-year universities. To learn more, visit

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Public, Coed 1852 N/A Semester $21.6 million 250 University Avenue, Box 94, California, PA 15419 (724) 938-4000
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Pennsylvania California 901 990