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.
Here's everything you need to know about Cal U.
Location: California Borough (pop. about 6,000), in rural southwestern Pennsylvania; about 35 miles from Pittsburgh
Description: Mid-size, state-owned university; one of 14 schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)
Total enrollment: 8,243 (6,450 undergraduates, 1,793 graduate students)
Undergraduate Population: female, 52%; male, 48%; Race/ethnicity: white, 79%; black, 8%; Hispanic/Latino, 2%; other (includes two or more races), 11% (2012-13)
Campus size: 294 acres (98 acres, main campus; 196 acres, upper campus)
Undergraduate tuition: $3,311 per semester (2013-14, Pennsylvania resident)
Total faculty/staff: 420 faculty; 540 staff; nearly 81 percent of faculty have doctorate or other terminal degree
Faculty/student ratio: 20:1
Athletics: Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC), NCAA Division II
Varsity teams: 16 (7 men's, 9 women's)
Mascot: The Vulcan
School colors: Red and black
Clubs/organizations: More than 100 (Including 16 NCAA Division II Teams);