Cal U traces its roots back to 1852, when the fledgling community of California spent tax money and donations to create an Academy for kindergarten through college-level courses. In 1864, it purchased 10 acres (4.0 ha) and moved to what is now the center of its present location, and a year later the school received a charter to be a normal school.
Cal U has a wide range of academic programs. The university has more than 150 undergraduate programs, 11 master's degree programs, along with certification, certificate, and licensure programs. In addition, Cal U has a Global Online program, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as certificates. Cal U’s Global Online program earned national recognition from Guide to Online Schools when it ranked 3rd overall among online colleges in the United States on the 2013 Online College Rankings.
Delve into your academic interests with support from top scholars in your field. At Cal U, you'll have opportunities to work with expert professors to develop new research, scholarship and creative projects.
The Career & Professional Development Center can help you to:
The Office of Student Affairs works to personalize your Cal U experience and helps you develop your full potential through a full range of University services and programs, including:
Living at Cal U is a lot like having your own place – because you do. Our student housing is among the best in the nation. No cramped rooms or long waits for the shower – just a lot of room, and privacy, too.
From the residence halls and Vulcan Village apartments, to dining options and meal plans, students like you are enjoying the many benefits of being on campus.
Cal U is dedicated to making your campus experience safe, healthy and happy. We're ready to help you find answers to your questions about residence life.
These policies deal with services and resources available in the library.
The services offered included but not limited to:
Cal U's 294-acre campus is nestled on a bend of the Monongahela River in the borough of California, Pa., 35 miles south of Pittsburgh. One of the first things you'll notice when you visit for the first time is the natural beauty. Tree-lined lawns, broad walkways and exquisite landscaping surround restored historic buildings and new residence halls that have been recognized by the National Building Museum as among the finest in the nation.The Arboretum at California University of Pennsylvania is a public garden encompassing our 92-acre lower campus. We're building an extensive collection that includes examples of nearly every tree indigenous to Pennsylvania.
Choose to live in a residence hall in the heart of campus, a college apartment in Vulcan Village, or commute to school. No matter where you live, you'll be able to take advantage of:
Cal U offers more than 100 clubs and organizations devoted to academic interests, the arts, campus communities, communications, faith and religion, politics, volunteering, sports and recreation, and more.
California University is accredited by the Middle States commission on Higher Education.
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