California University of Pennsylvania

250 University Ave, California, PA 15419-1394

About California University of Pennsylvania

California University of Pennsylvania is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, this institution has a low transfer rate, and at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Fewer than 20% of entering students are undergrad transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate7,206
Student Age% Under 2570%
 % 25 and Over30%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time82%
 % Part-time18%
Race/Ethnicity% White78.5%
 % Black6.6%
 % Asian0.3%
 % Latino1.6%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Race Unknown11.2%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingTown/Rural
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyGraphic Design
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted60%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled45%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800520 / 800
 SAT Math440 / 800530 / 800

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$25
 Graduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$8,312
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$11,914
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid83%
 % Undergraduates with Loans80%
 % Undergraduates with Grants56%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,684
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,784
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,976
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,518
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$5,562

Neighborhood Data for the California Area

Median Age26.7
Median Household Income$38,534
Total Population6,686
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.0% 51.0%
 Age 0-967.9%32.1%
 Age 10-1742.1%57.9%
 Age 18-2450.7%49.3%
 Age 25-2961.8%38.2%
 Age 30-3957.8%42.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White91.0%
 % Black3.6%
 % Asian3.1%
 % Latino1.6%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.3%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,684
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,784
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$428
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $500100.0%84.1%6.0%
 $500 to $7490.0%10.7%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%5.1%25.4%
 Over $10000.0%0.0%20.5%
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