Cal U Ranked by Princeton Review

Aug 19, 2020

The University is once again chosen among the best in the Northeast by the nationally known education services company.

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For the 16th consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named California University of Pennsylvania one of the best universities in the northeastern United States.

The nationally known education services company profiles Cal U in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its website resource, 2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region.

From hundreds of institutions in each region, The Princeton Review selects schools based on academic excellence, information submitted by each school and reports from students about their campus experiences.

Nationally, 655 were chosen, just 23% of the nation’s four-year colleges.

"Recognition by respected organizations such as The Princeton Review helps to assure families that they are choosing a top university for their students," said Dr. Daniel E. Engstrom, Cal U’s interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

Academically, students mentioned Cal U’s “great environment for studying,” with professors who “make sure they give you the support and aid you need to succeed in and out of the classroom.” They “cover the content students need but also apply their own personal experiences, which helps (the class) understand and connect with the content,” students reported.

Survey results mentioned a diverse student body with “so many ... people from all over the world enrolled,” and a broad range of interests “from athletes to artists, and more,” which makes the campus feel “inclusive and inviting to all.”

For more than 25 years, Princeton Review has been recognized as a leader in tutoring, test prep and college admission services. Its website allows students to register and explore information about colleges and universities nationwide. 

Fall classes begin Aug. 24 at Cal U. For more information about admissions or academic programs, visit or call 724-938-4404.