California University of Pennsylvania
(commonly referred to as Cal U
) is a public university
located in California, Pennsylvania
. Founded in 1852, it is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
. Cal U's enrollment is approximately 9,400.
The main campus consists of about 38 buildings situated on 92 acres (372,310 m²). Another 9-acre (36,422 m²) facility is located near the main campus. An additional 98 acre (397,000 m²) recreation complex, George H. Roadman University Park, is located one mile (1.6 km) from campus and includes a football stadium, various sports facilities, and picnic facilities. The University's student association also owns 98 acres (397,000 m²) at SAI Park, located near Roadman Park. Cal U has a satellite campus
Cal U. traces its roots back to 1852, when the fledgling community of California spent tax dollars and donations to create an Academy for kindergarten through college-level courses. In 1864 it purchased and moved to what is now the center of its present location, and a year later the school received a charter to be a normal school
. In 1874, the institution was renamed SouthWestern Normal School and in 1914 Pennsylvania bought the school, renaming it the California State Normal School and converted it into a 2-year institute for training of elementary school teachers.
In 1928 the... Read More