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A photo of Old Main, it is just one of the many beautiful and older buildings here on campus.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.

For more than 160 years Cal U has been known for its educational excellence and for its commitment to the core values of Integrity, Civility and Responsibility.

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.