California University of Pennsylvania Reviews

3.63 out of 5 stars
(32 Reviews)
  • California (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,726
68% of 32 students said this degree improved their career prospects
84% of 32 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Brian Landry - 11/4/2015
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2001
"California University of PA is part of the state college system of schools in Pennsylvania which is a rural setting and small class size which promoted interaction with the professors there. There are a lot of opportunities offered at CAL U of PA, you need to take advantage and apply yourself there."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Lizzie - 10/13/2015
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2012
"The program doesn't offer any additional funding for going abroad, an to be honest, you need to go abroad to work in international affairs, global studies, global trade, etc. However, since it is a more affordable school, I was able to afford to go abroad twice, whereas at many other schools I was considering, this would not have been possible due to higher tuition. And if you are interested in going abroad but are on a budget, there are teaching abroad programs or some companies that offer paid placements, so it's still possible after graduation. Cal is a pretty great value overall. I would encourage people to check it out. I had a fantastic overall college experience."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Captain77q - 7/27/2015
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2014
"Cal was a great education school. Certain professors were willing to do whatever was needed to help you achieve your goals. Since Cal is a big commuter school, the social life can be hard to live up to expectations, but can easily be achieved if you persevere and continue to look around for things to do."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Olet - 3/18/2015
Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2016
"Helped me understand the business side of sports. Good pace and helpful information given during the courses. The workload prepares you for what you will face in the real world. I would recommend this school to anyone. Also to anyone who needs a flexible schedule."
5.0 out of 5 stars
KSFields - 3/16/2015
Degree: Health Education
Graduation Year: 2015
"This was my first experience with online education! I work full-time & appreciated the gentle prompts to sign up for classes. Staff was always available to answer questions about educational requirements, registration or financial concerns. The customer service was impeccable and I always received a response from someone within 24 hours, even if I had contacted the wrong department! It was almost as if their goal was to make me their number one priority! Instructors were no less magnificent & were easy to contact, even on weekends and evenings. Instructors were so accessible, I never really felt like a long-distance learner! I enjoyed the different venues used by some of my instructors. One instructor used the Maestro classroom and I was able to chat with students from other regions and listen to lectures, raise my hand and ask questions as if I was in a real classroom. If you like a challenge, are somewhat self directed (but could also use a little direction) & enjoy responding to thought-provoking discussion topics, choose Cal U!"
3.8 out of 5 stars
Sports Management/ MBA Student - 3/16/2015
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2012
"The sports management program is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is interested in the business of sport. The professors do a great job of setting up real life experience opportunities with professional sports organizations. This helps you get into the field of sports in your favorite way. Whether ticket sales, group sales, marketing and advertising or even being involved on the coaching side. Sports management can open a lot of doors and helps you grow as a networker of yourself and any product you endorse."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mrs. J. - 3/12/2015
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Jeremy L. - 3/12/2015
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2017
"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..."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Jamie B - 3/12/2015
Degree: Conflict Resolution
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Yoshihiko Endo - 3/10/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013
"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 !"