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Campus & Student Life at California University of Pennsylvania

Home to about 4,785 undergraduates in 2020, Cal U is a public university located in California, Pennsylvania. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, Cal U offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Cal U can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Cal U Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Cal U Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 5.0% of the student population at Cal U. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Cal U Disability Services.

Cal U for the Military

While not a "service academy", Cal U does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Cal U Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Cal U for Veterans Guide.

Cal U offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, Cal U does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at California University of Pennsylvania

Cal U offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at California University of Pennsylvania

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at California University of Pennsylvania

There were 4,785 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 3,863 (80.7%). Part-time attendance was 922 (19.3%).


California University of Pennsylvania is Ranked #1,374 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Cal U is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Cal U #1374 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at California University of Pennsylvania

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Cal U by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Cal U Diversity Guide.

California University of Pennsylvania Competes in the NCAA

Cal U has a total of 581 student athletes, 290 men and 291 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$11,349,238
Total Expenses (all teams)$11,349,238

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to California University of Pennsylvania Athletics

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