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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Class sizes are great in Cal. Each student is treated equally and all the professors are there to help a student if needed.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most graduates that I know are now working in their field that they graduated in. Cal U's motto is Cal U for life. The University sticks to their word. After you graduate they are still their to make sure you get a job in your field and help you if you need help.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Health and safety is a big deal on campus. For a non resident to get into a dorm is very hard unless a resident signs them in. There are many on campus security guards who are always patrolling on campus.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is great. The dorm rooms on campus are beautiful. They are bigger than your average room and make you feel at home.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at Cal is like if you want to get into it, then get into it. If you don't want to get into it, then don't. No one judges someone if they are not greek and no one judges anyone if they are greek.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Varsity Sports are always something to do. When a sports team is doing well many students attend the competition. Any other time, sports are a if you can go then go kind of deal. Besides Varsity sports there are many club sports that students can get involved in. Club sports range from rugby, baseball, soccer, lacrosse and much more.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Cal U is a very unique school in its own way. It's a small public school in a small town. Even though it's small, the University does everything it can to give each student the opportunity to have a great time. There are endless clubs and organizations that each student has the opportunity to get involved in. Class sizes range anywhere between 15-200 students. Classes that involve your major are small and the professors focus on making sure your learning experience is great.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The university has multiple things for health and safety. We have a health center with doctors and nurses staffed M-F. We also have our own police officers on campus that regularly drive around. Plus each residence hall is staffed with between 4-6 community assistance to help out and we have 5 residence hall directors. For the residence halls the front doors are always locked meaning unless you live in that buildin you cannot get it, there is also a student worker at the front desk of each building 24/7.

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: I have lived on campus for all 5 years and this past summer. One of the main reasons I came to cal was because of how nice the halls are. My room here is bigger then the one I have at home plus I have my own bathroom. Because I am a community assistant I try to help create a good environment for everyone. I like to have things for the residents to do and so they can get to know each other.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life use to be a big thing on campus. You weren't noticed if you weren't Greek however things have changed and the Greek life members have started to widen their view on nongreeks and work with them to make this better on campus.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I have never been one to follow sports. However there is a big support from fans. We hosted a huge viewing party when the women's basketball team went to the finals we also had a parade to celebrate their win.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: When I first came to the school on a visit I fell in love with it. My tour guide knew things about the university that most workers probably have no idea about. Like all the different type of trees on campus and how some are dedicated to passed students. After that visit I knew that I wanted to be able to call California university of PA my home. I am currently in my 5th year due to a change in major and I wouldn't want to be any where else. My first year here I made great friends and memories living on campus. My second year I became a CA (community assistant) in one of the residence halls and ever since then I've wanted to work in residence life after graduation. I love watching freshman find their way, seniors preparing for life after school, and the in betweenness of not knowing what they want to do. i will always remember all the wonderful times I had on campus like paint ball, later tag, homecoming parade, and even all the snow we get in the winter. Calu will always be my home and I love this school.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most courses are well planned out and executed. The studio courses are very well accommodated and allow the space for students to really challenge themselves. The professors contribute to this as well. We are given gallery spaces to use throughout the semesters too. lab courses (sciences, communications, etc) are also up to date and provided a good central area for the teacher to demonstrate and teach about the days subject.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Recruiting and alumni work could use some changes and improvements but aren't bad enough to be detrimental to the college. The job/internship center is always hard at work. As a students, you can come and ask questions, find oppurtunites, etc. We even get emails regularly throughout the year (during and away from school) about upcomming internships available, as well and work studies and projects on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe. Among campus security, students are also connected to alerts for situations that may or have occurred on campus. We are required to take mandatory surveys and information sessions online about sexual assault, drug and alcohol safety, and general campus safety.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school support is a big part of Calu. The facilities have been upgraded to accommodate both athletes and those who love to stay active. For those who enjoy more relaxed workout setting and activities, the school has provided a larger gym area with a variety of equipment, basketball courts (indoors and out), hockey roller rink, rock climbing wall, etc. The only concerns, of course, are that some of the student-athletes tend to get into trouble from time to time.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As a commuter, it can be difficult to be fully involved in activities at school or being able to utilize all the resources that teachers and the university itself. However, the teachers work really well with me and my work schedule when appropriate and the resources provided online help me to have access to research while I'm not on campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My experience with courses and professors has been different every time. I have had a lot of prof. With different cultures and ethnicities. The class sizes that I've had were usually big but as the semester goes on, the students attendance decrease. Every course that I needed, I had gotten into but the classes can get filled very quickly

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I always receive emails about internships ever since I was a freshman. The professors really want you to succeed and make sure that you have at least one experience with an internship. Usually in the morning in the union, there are recruiters at a table and you can walk up to them and they will talk to you and get to know you. They are very helpful also. The Career center on campus is incredible.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The safety and security on campus is great. The campus police do a great job at keeping the students safe. We do have some campus crime but the police are right on it at the second they hear about it. The campus has their dorms locked so the students have to use a key to get into the dorms for safety measures.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: The campus housing is very nice, I know that's what's CalU is famous for. I love the dorms. Vulcan Village apartments are very nice also. It's cozy, clean, and easy to maintain. Vulcan village is a bit more expensive. It's not very hard to be social bc there is always something going lik maybe one of the RA's are hosting a party or something.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am a part of greek life

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: the online classes are nice

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The one thing I love about the classes I take is the options offered to students. There is a course for any subject or topic that a student is desired to learn about. Anything from politics, to performing arts is offered through our school. Having to take Genera education classes allowed me to get a feel for all the courses I can take. The class sizes vary, which is nice because it's always a mix of how many students are in there with you, and what type of class room you're in!

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professes and other people at Cal are very helpful in making sure each student gets the very best from the school. There are always guest speakers coming in and out of classes to talk about internships, job offers, and clubs that students can join. The networking at Cal is great because of the professors!

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Cal U may not seem like much to an outsider. It is small and quiet, even dull at times. The surroundings are not the most stimulating or exciting. But Cal U is a diamond in the rough, a sort of oasis among the diminishing coal communities in the area. The campus is beautiful, the people are friendly, and the education you receive at the University goes beyond the classroom. It is an affordable way to obtain higher education after high school, and it's also a playground for students for the four years they reside on campus.

The people you meet at Cal can be future employers, wise teachers, role models, or even just good friends. With its ever-present urge for excellence, Cal U is growing into a school that can match up against larger schools. Many students agree that while they like the school, they would make changes to it, but most students would choose Cal over again if given the chance. Leaving home to come to Cal is a great way to find out who you are without distractions and to learn about the decisions you’ll make the rest of your life.

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