California University of Pennsylvania Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (26)
I have found Cal. U. to be an amazing University. When I entered my classroom, I felt prepared. I was told that public schools look for Cal. U. graduates. I am so pleased with my undergrad that I am looking to continue my grad studies at Cal. U. as well. My son is currently a student and he will be a 3rd generation Cal. U graduate.
I have not even begun this program yet, but have been impressed with the level of communication I've encountered concerning the application process. It has been quite some time since I've done this -- and for some of us "old-timers" this can be a confusing process (!) and the staff has been very helpful so far! I am looking forward to the program...
Professor are helpful and don't mind helping out students. The campus is nice and clean. The food is pretty good. However the construction can make t a little confusing to get around. Sometimes the education department can be a little disorganized, but over all they do a good job.
Hello, I'm Y. E., a fitness trainer in japan. I earned my master's degree of exercise science through CALU's Global Online. Programs are delivered in various forms such as discussion with your classmates and professors, audio files, power point presentation ... etc. Before the start of first semester, my biggest concern was that my first language is not English, however my professors and classmates kindly helped me to adapt to the new learning environment. I'm still struggling with the language difference, but one thing for sure is that I'm still learning everyday. The best point about CALU Global Online is that you will be able to interact with classmates with unique backgrounds and various expertize from all over the world, besides, professors and school staffs are enthusiastic, kind, and friendly. I would like to highly recommend CALU for prespective students. CALU is the best of the bests !
I am currently enrolled at CalU looking to and will eventually obtain my Masters of Science degree with an emphasis on Rehabilitation Sciences. I am very pleased with this university, the education track provided, the instructors/professors, and most importantly the Office of Web-Based Programs (other adminstratived personnel as well). From the start of my experience everything has been great; the office staff has helped develop a wonderful solution to allow me to obtain my Masters in a timely fashion while working, being married, and parenting three children. They've been very good at providing assistance when time comes for enrolling in upcoming classes. They've been very friendly when dealing with inquiries about class direction, tuition, and in circumstance when we've had to speak in person on the phone. The material within the educational track is exciting, applicable, and challenging yet easy to absorb. This is in part due to the class and activity structure, it is very conducive to gaining knowlege. I've recently returned to the schooling after 15 years of working, and everything about CalU and its staff has made me feel comfortable about learing in the Online environment. Please seriously consider giving CalU the opportunity to educate you for the future.
Probably since January I have been doing my research for what school I want to go to, and of course it is not the easiest decision to make because you also have to think of the future with employment. Since I started in January I have been trying to find the right school that best fits my needs for what I am doing currently, which is working full time in the A.M., so night classes is just out of the question. When I started looking more into online schools, (being that I took my masters degree online from Calu of Pa) I loved every minute there, what I have learned about online school is that it takes up a lot of time patients, you have to teach yourself, but yes your professors are there to guide you. I also had the professors for Undergrad as well, so I was not completely in the dark. There were so many choices to choose from when it comes to online schools and in the end Walden was the best choice, because of employment, some jobs WILL NOT except UoP, Kaplan University, etc. So far with signing up with Walden University my enrollment advisor has been great so far, and has emailed me back in a timely manner. Now I have been reading these reviews and I could not put my finger on why everyone is telling people to run from Walden University and then it dawned on me that, most people have never done an online class before and do not know what to expect or what to do. Most of the time you are doing the work yourself with reading, papers, tests, and discussions, the professor is there only for back up, grading papers and giving you feedback. I feel that most of the reviews want an easy ride just to move up in the world and get more money, but you get what you put in. In the end, if you have never done online classes before (more than 3 to gain experience) I would say to take some classes BEFORE you do your masters and or PhD online at Walden because it will not be a cake walk. Also I feel like I need to put this in that I am a real girl from Pittsburgh, Pa and I am not pulling anyone’s leg.
I thought that this program was thorough. A few of the classes were just okay but overall, I feel that I learned a lot from the program and it prepared me for a future in the field. At times I was frustrated with the caliber of other students in the cohort but the teachers were great. I feel that the program motivated me through challenging course work and I feel that writing papers and discussions contributed to my knowledge. I would recommend this school.
I was to young to understand what was going on. Didnt make mature decisions.
Get a trade, a craft, or pay for school. Do not take out loans for school.
There is nothing good to be said about this university, except that some of the professors are truly amazing and wonderful at teaching. They work with what little equipment and budget they have to try to make a good experience for students, but it's hard because this school doesn't care about academics.
There are also many professors who are not qualified to teach and shouldn't be. This school is a huge scam. They see to it that it's extremely difficult to graduate in four years, and they won't work with you or give you any help if you are trying to graduate in a reasonable amount of time. I've been here for five years and trying to get my degree has been an absolute nightmare. Tuition is always going up but classrooms are ill equipped and in buildings that haven't been renovated or updated since the 60's.
All the money goes to things like the gym, the convocation center, the parking garage, the proposed new student union, but nothing goes towards improving academic buildings or buying new equipment. Housing in the town is awful.
If you can't get into the dorms, you can get ripped off by vulcan village, or you can get ripped off by the shady landlords in town. I've never had pleasant dealings with any landlords in California. This school is absolutely terrible. It may be cheaper than some but it is definitely NOT worth it. Do yourself a favor and don't come here.
I earned my M.S. degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion in 2009. You will work for your degree at CALU. However, one will learn a lot and can apply what they learn in their classes to their career in a short span of time. Out of 10 classes in the M.S. program, there was no group assignments, all the tests were online (you are timed on these tests), and no BS. The degree can be earned in one year. However, be prepared to work and study hard.