California, PA
California University of Pennsylvania


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Recent Reviews

Micah
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The only real problem anyone I know, including myself, has eith the school is the food. The meals available with just a meal ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The only real problem anyone I know, including myself, has eith the school is the food. The meals available with just a meal plan are not very good, and there is not much variety. If the school had better food or more options then it would be an absolute dream to attend.

Michael
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California University has helped me tremendously so far and I’m very appreciative of the support. Staff is great and fun to b...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

California University has helped me tremendously so far and I’m very appreciative of the support. Staff is great and fun to be around. Plenty of clubs and organizations. The VP Garcia is great. The president she is amazing and fun to talk to. She loves to get to know her students. Overall the campus it great.

Courtney
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I started here in 2018. I love having my own room and bathroom. My only complaint is the girl next to me always played her m...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I started here in 2018. I love having my own room and bathroom. My only complaint is the girl next to me always played her music too loud. Like, the bass was thumping and shaking my room. I was also on the end hallway next to the double doors. Kids would constantly go in and out and slam the double door. But I could usually drown in out with my TV. Maintenance was fine but we cannot write tickets, we have to contact a CA. I wish we could contact them directly instead of depending on another person. My class sizes are small to medium. I think the dining hall food is OK. One time I ate something that didn't agree with me and I had horrible diarrhea for two hours straight. I was crying I was so upset and sick. Another time I spat out curdles that were in the bottom of my coffee. Turns out, they fed me week old, expired soy milk. Luckily, I did not get sick. I do like how they have different dining options on campus (coffee shop, Mexican, salads, burgers, various dining). There's a lot of weed at cal. The only reason I know this is I work in the dining hall and kids come thru my line and smell of it. And I walk around campus when I am bored or walking to class and can smell it too. One time we had an ambulance at cal because someone drank too much. Dr. Hummel is my absolute favorite professor. He is so nice and funny! The professors here are very knowledgeable. My professors are: cops, former cops, former probation officers, etc. Crawford's history class was very hard. Spencer is funny! I like Hsieh and Roberts too. They're nice. Piccarelli was eh. He has his moments. Buffington is good. McClintock is OK. Her class was hard. What I like is there is a Rite-Aid and a dollar general in walking distance. You can take the bus for free (mon valley transit) as long as you have your student ID. There's also a dairy queen, pizza, and kwik fill in walking distance.

Jessica
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At Calu, it’s the perfect small-town campus. The dorms are top notch, with each room having its own private bathroom which is...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

At Calu, it’s the perfect small-town campus. The dorms are top notch, with each room having its own private bathroom which is a huge plus. Even though there’s nothing to do around the area, The extracurricular activities on campus pretty much make up for it.

Mecca
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It’s a great school to further your education. The campus is beautiful and students are always ready to learn. The only down ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s a great school to further your education. The campus is beautiful and students are always ready to learn. The only down falls are there are not many extracurricular activities, and places to enjoy yourself when you’re not doing homework or studying.

Jacquelyn
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I love cal u, very friendly staff, not to huge of a campus. The staff there when I visted and toured the campus were very fri...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love cal u, very friendly staff, not to huge of a campus. The staff there when I visted and toured the campus were very friendly, talked me through everything. The campus is a really good size and the class sizes aren’t that big so you can still have like a 20:1 student teacher ratio.

Julie
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As someone who values my education I would not recommend this University to anyone. The faculty are not willing to go out of...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As someone who values my education I would not recommend this University to anyone. The faculty are not willing to go out of their way to help students. Honestly I don't know how half of the faculty managed to get a job at a University, most just read word for word off powerpoints without adding any original content. The chemistry department is a JOKE. DO NOT take chem here, take it at a community college instead if you want any chance of succeeding. The parking garage was closed for half of the 3 years I spent there, with no effort to fix it. The food will make you horribly sick, it took me most of the semester to adjust to the food, then by the time I did it was time to go home for break and the cycle began again during the next semester. Just don't.

Stephen
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California University is a great college for the area. It's in a small town so you don't have to worry about city driving or ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

California University is a great college for the area. It's in a small town so you don't have to worry about city driving or getting lost. All the professors go above and beyond to help students make the most out of their college education. My biggest complaint has to be the student parking lot. You have to drive over railroad tracks to park there and if a train is coming through town; then traffic does back up badly and could potentially make you late to class. Not to mention there are no security cameras down at the parking lot, so you better hope nobody hits your car and runs.

Hannah
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California University of PA is a great school. The program I am in is set up perfectly for my day to day life and fits into m...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

California University of PA is a great school. The program I am in is set up perfectly for my day to day life and fits into my schedule seamlessly. The professors in my program are amazing, they are extremely knowledgeable and passionate in the subject. They are always willing t help and keep me on track towards my goals. Overall its just an amazing school and program.

Sheila
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Overall, I love Cal U. The profs are generally fantastic, there are enough clubs and extracurricular activities to keep anyon...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I love Cal U. The profs are generally fantastic, there are enough clubs and extracurricular activities to keep anyone busy and there are plenty of resources available for any type of help you may need. The food used to be good, however, the quality has gone downhill.

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  • Enrollment
  • 5,522
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $10,339
  • Acceptance rate
  • 96%

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