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PennWest California

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Overview

Established in 1852, the PennWest California is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium town of California (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, PennWest California is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. PennWest California offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 172-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. PennWest California also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot

Control

PennWest California's Control Typepublic

Entity

PennWest California's Entity Typenon-profit

Size

PennWest California' Size by Total Enrollmentmedium-sized

Selectivity

PennWest California's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Name
Acronym
Founded 1852 Founded in 2022 by the merger of California University of Pennsylvania (1852), Clarion University of Pennsylvania (1867) and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (1857)
Motto Integrity, Civility, Responsibility
Colours Red and black
Mascot Blaze
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University Location

Address 250 University Avenue
California
15419-1394 Pennsylvania
United States
PennWest California's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
PennWest California Phone Number +1 (724) 938 4000
PennWest California Fax Number +1 (724) 938 1500

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels

Introduction

What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.


Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following PennWest California's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify PennWest California's academic range and degree level offering.




Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees

Introduction

Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.


Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This PennWest California's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at PennWest California.

PennWest California: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)
12,500-14,999 US$
(11,390-13,670 Euro)
International
students
15,000-17,499 US$
(13,670-15,950 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)

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Admissions

Introduction

Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our "Introduction to University Admissions" article to learn more.


Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic PennWest California's admission information.

PennWest California's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).


PennWest California's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has PennWest California a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.


Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

PennWest California's acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.


Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school GPA is required
  • Secondary school rank is considered but not required
  • Secondary school record is required
  • Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
  • Recommendations are considered but not required
  • Formal demonstration of competencies is considered but not required
  • Admission test scores are required
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is considered but not required
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended

Source: IPDES


PennWest California's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.


PennWest California's Admission Office Admission Office

250 University Avenue
California 15419-1394
(724) 938 4404
888 412 0479

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Size and Profile

Introduction

University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.


Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for PennWest California.

PennWest California's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

PennWest California has an enrollment range of 6,000-6,999 students making it a medium-sized institution.


PennWest California's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 300-399 academic employees (Faculty).


PennWest California's Control Type Control Type

PennWest California is a public higher education institution.


PennWest California's Entity Type Entity Type

PennWest California is a non-profit higher education institution.


PennWest California's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.


PennWest California's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.


Religious Affiliation

PennWest California does not have any religious affiliation.


Carnegie Classification

Introduction

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...


The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official PennWest California's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Postbaccalaureate: Comprehensive programs

Facilities and Services

Introduction

What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.


University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of PennWest California's main facilities:


PennWest California's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit PennWest California's Library

California University of Pennsylvania's library does not have any external branch. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 218,537 physical volumes, 13,124 physical media, 121,833 digital/electronic media and 97 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 18 full-time employees, including 6 librarians. California University of Pennsylvania's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

PennWest California's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the PennWest California provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,075 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.

PennWest California's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.



University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of PennWest California's main services:


PennWest California's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

PennWest California's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

PennWest California's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, this institution offers some programs fully via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.

PennWest California's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

PennWest California's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.


Recognition and Accreditation

Introduction

There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.


PennWest California's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

PennWest California is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation

1951


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important PennWest California's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation
  • Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions
  • Council on Social Work Education, Board of Accreditation
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education


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Memberships and Affiliations

Introduction

University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.


Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important PennWest California's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

Introduction

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.


Academic Structure

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Social Media

Introduction

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Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some PennWest California's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.


Facebook Facebook

PennWest California's Facebook page PennWest California's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

PennWest California's X (formerly Twitter) page PennWest California's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

PennWest California's YouTube channel PennWest California's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

PennWest California's Instagram page PennWest California's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

PennWest California's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok

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