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

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2013

Calu has an awesome graduate program. I studied here as an undergraduate and it won my heart. The only negative remark I have, which isn't necessarily Calu's fault, graduate school is held online and in the evening. I use public transportation and class ends at 8:45 pm when my last bus leave campus at 7:30 pm. If I want to get home, I have to leave class early and jepordize missing valuable lecture time.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2014

The biggest pro to my graduate program is the educational value, towards my career growth. This education and degree will help me to excel in my career as Sports Medicine provider. Another pro is the availability of a 100% online Masters program. This is essential for someone like me who must work full-time while pursuing my degree. The biggest con to my graduate program is the cost of tuition, it has made it nearly impossible for my wife and I to pay off. At almost $30,000 we are struggling daily to maintain a balance between living expenses and paying off the tuition.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2013

Excellent program for when you have a part-time or full time job. Its a lot of work but time management is the key. Good Luck
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

The program is wonderful but some of the professors lack the understanding that the online course is taken by individuals who are trying to balance work and family with education and the expectation can be too high. I think the program should perhaps be longer with less credits per semester to accommodate to those individuals. However, the content of the courses are incredibly relevant the knowledge gained is irreplaceable.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program is rigorous and demands its students to have a firm grasp on the subjects. However, because it is purely an online program there isn't much of an opportunity for face to face interactions with other students or professors.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my graduate program are that it is convenient and the professor provides you with a lot of materials to help you pass the quizzes and test. They give you the tools to succeed. A con would be that we do not have actual interaction with the professor. I would enjoy if once a week we could have a web telecast to listen to the professor teach or discuss the chapters.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel there are only pros of my graduate program. The curriculum will prepare me for a career in intercollegiate athletics.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program is a great value and much more affordable than other programs in the area. The program comes from a smaller school so it does not have the big name credibility that many other bigger universities have.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of the Social Work graduate program are that it is a small program with only about 30 students, meaning that it is easier to get one on one help from the professors. There is also a good network as far as career services and help with obtaining practicums. The cons are that it is not nationally recognized like some larger schools, and the location of the school does not lend itself to an active social life.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros are that the Faculty is very accessible and knowledgeable. The program is very challenging and will equip you with the necessary skillset to excel in the field. The only con is that it concentrates on Rural/Small town areas.
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