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California University of Pennsylvania is a diverse, caring and scholarly learning community dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional studies.

The University is located on 294 acres in the borough of California, Pa., just 35 miles south of Pittsburgh on the banks of the Monongahela River. Here, highly trained faculty members, caring staff and state-of-the-art facilities combine to help every student develop a degree of character while preparing for a meaningful career.

A proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Cal U serves more than 8,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Each year since 2004, The Princeton Review has included California University in its Best in the Northeast listing, recognizing Cal U as one of the best regional universities in the northeastern United States. 

Called one of the best colleges in the Northeast by The Princeton Review, California University of Pennsylvania offers private school amenities at a public school cost.

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