California University of Pennsylvania


Create lasting opportunities that empower people to effect meaningful change - That is what we do at California University of Pennsylvania, just south of Pittsburgh. Success of our students is our goal and inspiring and supporting students to achieve their success is our purpose. Our fingers are on the pulse of the needs of the workforce, offering over 100 undergraduate and 95 graduate career-focused degree programs, we provide the education and experiences that engage and prepare students to find their niche in the world.

Application information

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A first year student is anyone applying for admissions who has never attended another college or university beyond high school graduation. If you completed college courses while in high school, you are still considered a first year student.


A transfer student is anyone applying for admission who has attended another college or university and has credits post-high school, at the time of application. If you are completing college courses while in high school you are considered a first year student and not a transfer student.

Additional Information

Approximately 90% of all of Cal U students receive some sort of financial aid. We work with students and families to find the right resources to make a Cal U education a reality. Financial aid options include scholarships, need-based grants, work-study, loans based on a family's ability to pay, payment plans and other financing programs. The Vulcan Merit Scholarship automatically awarded to students who academically qualify. This scholarship is renewable for eight consecutive semesters as long as the student maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA requirement. Students with a minimum cumulative 3.0 and 950 SAT/18 ACT composite score. Qualified applicants can be eligible for an award amount totaling $1,000 to $4,000. For more information visit

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In addition to academics, your college choice depends a lot on how you feel when you're on campus. Let us show you how Cal U cares, how we like to have fun, and how your safety is our priority. Come to campus to spend time with us and get a feel for life as a Cal U student. On your campus visit, you can explore your options, ask questions, get important information and take a closer look at places to live, learn and have fun at Cal U. Register for a visit at

"California University of Pennsylvania has changed my life by opening my eyes to bigger and better opportunities. I have been given the chance to experience events that I never thought was possible. By working with our faculty close at hand to working with our incoming freshman I would never change the experiences that I have been given here at CALU."

Alexis Fleming, Current Student, Major: Social Work

Admissions office

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250 University Ave
California, PA 15419-1394, United States of America

Phone number

(724) 938-4404