California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U)

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California University of Pennsylvania can be found in California, PA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around 7,500 students are enrolled at Cal U.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to this school. A score between 910 - 1100 on the SAT exam, or 17 - 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Cal U average GPA (2.80 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Cal U Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for California University of Pennsylvania was reported as 97.1% in Fall 2020 with over 3,110 college applications submitted to Cal U. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Cal U ACT Scores: 17 - 23
  • Cal U Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into California University of Pennsylvania?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into California University of Pennsylvania, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for California University of Pennsylvania has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 96.5%
  • 2017-2018: 96.1%
  • 2018-2019: 97.0%
  • 2019-2020: 97.1%
  • Projected Cal U Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 90.0%

How Does Cal U Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Cal U is seventy-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Waynesburg University92.5%
Washington & Jefferson College85.2%
University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg83.8%
Seton Hill University75.7%
Carlow University91.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Cal U (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 560
Math450 - 540
Total Score910 - 1100
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 23
Math16 - 22
Composite Score17 - 23
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