California University of Pennsylvania Graduate Program Reviews

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89%
of students recommend
(3.95 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 76 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NAST
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APTA, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Small
  • Student Population: 7,854 (5,785 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 58% part-time, 42% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,707 in-state; $16,820 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

Being an alumnus from California University of PA in both their undergraduate and graduate programs, I feel that California University of PA offers their students a quality education in relation to the cost/value. One of the pros that I can see from this program is the flexibility of course offerings for working professionals. Making courses, certifications, and degrees available online allows working professionals to continue to strive towards their personal goals without sacrificing job security. In addition, I feel that the faculty and staff that create these online courses are cognizant of continuing trends in education. As a graduate of the Master of Arts Teaching program, I felt extremely confident in my knowledge and education while interviewing at various school districts. Some of the cons associated with Cal U include networking and post-graduate support. In comparing other programs to Cal U's, I did feel that other programs provided their students with more of a chance to network with other professionals in the field, while Cal U largely focuses their coursework on the "fishbowl" model. In addition, I also feel that Cal U could improve their job placement rating and career center services.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Like with any online program, the ability to plan your school work around your work schedule is very convenient. However, face to face interaction and study groups are missed from this educational process.
2.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

Cal U has a great online program that touches on several key classes. The curriculum is apropos for the major itself, yet there is always at least one class each semester that lacks the prolific learning experience. Overall, Cal U's Global Online program is great for individuals that need the flexibility of obtaining a graduate degree while working.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: ESL
Graduation Year: 2017

Having the opportunity to complete my education online has given me the chance to achieve my dream in becoming an English as a Second Language Teacher. Although I wish I could attend my university in person, I think this is a wonderful opportunity to better myself as an educator. The only con of this school is that they do not seem to be very military friendly when it comes to scheduling and providing documents.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

This program would have been much easier in a classroom instead of online, but they did a great job of pushing you to learn and experience all your could through the online program.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

I have learned a lot through my graduate program. I have learned many leadership qualities and it has also been convenient as far as my work load outside of school. They also make it easy to communicate with your classmates and professors. A con that I had was just responses from professors at times when you had an issue other than that I enjoy the program.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

the online programs are not a joke. You will have to work for that A.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Online learning designed for the working student; faculty availability; financial aid staff is helpful; online system is easy to use Cons: Winter semester - 5 weeks is not a great amount of time for graduate level work.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2016

I believe that California University of Pennsylvania gives their students all the tools needed to succeed in and out of the classroom. I was an out of state student and they have worked with me to get me fully registered. Any time I have had a question, they have done a great job in answering it. I would recommend my program to anyone looking to further their knowledge in the exercise science field.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017

Graduate school is a challenge when balancing it with parenting three teenagers, running a household and working; however, I believe that it will pay off in the grand scheme of things when I can achieve a more lucrative position to help provide for my and my children's future.
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