Established in 1852, California University of Pennsylvania is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the small town of California (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, California University of Pennsylvania (CUP) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. California University of Pennsylvania (CUP) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 164 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. CUP also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.