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California University of Pennsylvania

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1852
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 6,299
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $9,297,815
Admissions Address

250 University Avenue, Box 94
California, PA 15419

Website

http://www.cup.edu

Admissions E-mail

inquiry@cup.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: William Edmonds
Admissions office telephone: (724) 938-4404
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $235 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 1 1
Lab 1 1
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 2 2
History 2 2
Academic electives 6 6
Total academic units 19 21

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: July 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 68%
Total applicants: 3,849
Total acceptances: 2,614
Total freshman enrollment: 1,273
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,628
Male acceptances: 1,131
Male freshman enrollment: 581
 
Female applicants: 2,221
Female acceptances: 1,483
Female freshman enrollment: 692
Out-of-state freshmen: 6%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 7%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 28%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 65%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 91%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 90%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 – 536
Math: 460 – 540
Combined: 920 – 1076

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.3% 0.3%
600-699 7.4% 7.4%
500-599 39.8% 43.7%
400-499 50.6% 47.0%
300-399 2.0% 1.6%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 5%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 – 20
Math: 17 – 20
Composite: 18 – 20

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
24-29 0.0% 7.5% 5.0%
18-23 100.0% 70.0% 57.5%
12-17 0.0% 22.5% 37.5%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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