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California University of Pennsylvania is a public institution that was founded in 1852. It has a rural setting and the campus size is 192 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. California University of Pennsylvania's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,012 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,496 (2011-12).
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California University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1852, is devoted to building character and careers, broadly defined. Character-building focuses on three core values (integrity, civility, and responsibility) and four rights and responsibilities (safety, respect, fairness, and excellence). Career-building includes life-wide (multiple life roles) and life-long (legacy) aspects. California University has three main goals: student achievement and success, institutional excellence, and community service. These ends are achieved through high quality faculty, students, programs, and facilities, and these means are funded through an energetic program of resource acquisition and stewardship. We aspire to be recognized as the best comprehensive public university in America.
When applying to California University of Pennsylvania, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at California University of Pennsylvania is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 60.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||60.0% 4|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
The student-faculty ratio at California University of Pennsylvania is 22:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||N/A|
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California University of Pennsylvania is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
California University of Pennsylvania offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. California University of Pennsylvania also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at California University of Pennsylvania, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at California University of Pennsylvania.
|Students who have cars on campus||50%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$8,012 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$11,496 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$9,684 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data