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California University of Pennsylvania was awarded 156 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is American/U.S. law/legal studies/jurisprudence.
Cal U is ranked #783 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Cal U held the #1,197 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
Cal U is also ranked #55 out of 117 schools in Pennsylvania.
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The acceptance rate at California University of Pennsylvania is 94%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Cal U is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.
About 79% of students accepted to Cal U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 570. Math scores were between 450 and 550.
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The student to faculty ratio at California University of Pennsylvania is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.
In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at California University of Pennsylvania is 70%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at California University of Pennsylvania is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.
The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Cal U for first-time, full-time students is 42%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.
Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at California University of Pennsylvania.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,785 undergraduates at Cal U with 3,863 being full-time and 922 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Cal U, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Cal U, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $7,160 a year. That adds up to $28,640 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Cal U is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
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See which majors at California University of Pennsylvania make the most money.
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Contact details for Cal U are given below.
|Address:||250 University Ave, California, PA 15419-1394|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Business Administration & Management||97||$36,191|
|Health & Physical Education||92||$30,069|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||86||$29,293|
|General Social Sciences||55||$28,609|
|Computer Information Systems||55||$44,734|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||54||$29,191|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||45||$29,535|
|Middle Eastern Semitic Languages||43||NA|
Learn more about the majors offered at California University of Pennsylvania along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.
In 2019-2020, 4,979 students took at least one online class at California University of Pennsylvania. This is an increase from the 4,367 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
Learn more about online learning at California University of Pennsylvania.
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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