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Location | Edinboro
Population | 6,347
Enrollment | 6,885
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 08/23-12/10
Spring | 01/18-05/06

Pennsylvania Western University

Edinboro, PA


About This Campus

Located in the Laurel Highlands foothills of tree-blanketed southwestern Pennsylvania, Penn West at California rests on the banks of the Monongahela River in a peaceful rural college town setting. NSE students have access to outdoor recreation activities, including nationally recognized Ohio Pyle State Park and also to the city of Pittsburgh, often ranked a most livable city in America by national publications. NSE students are personally provided with opportunities to experience the variety the region presents. The university was founded in 1852 and presently focuses on taking an active role in the resurgence of the Southwestern Pennsylvania region. All residence halls have been newly constructed with climate controlled apartment-style design. Other extensive new construction includes academic buildings and recreational facilities. A 180 acre recreation complex is also readily available to students.

Location Information

California University of Pennsylvania is located 35 miles south of Pittsburgh in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Helpful Information

Computer Science courses may be limited. Legal Studies courses may be limited. Course pre-requisites may be required.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Limited
Home Payment |Limited
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs
Nursing and all online and graduate programs are closed to NSE students. Computer Science courses may be limited. Legal Studies courses may be limited.


Notable Academic Programs

  • Technology Studies
  • Communication Disorders
  • Golf Course Management
  • Sports Management
  • Music Technology

Unique Academic Programs

  • Technology Education
  • Professional Golf Management

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Animal Sciences, Anthropology... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, 213.00 computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 03/01/23

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $5452.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18 ($322 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18 ($322 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $100 Year Host & Home Mandatory
ID Card $5 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Student health insurance is required - medical evacuation & repatriation benefits must be included. University does not offer a student health insurance plan.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 03/01/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $375
  • Proximity to campus: 2
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
No limit for on-campus, suite-style housing for NSE students if deadline for submission of housing/meal contract and $200 deposit is met. Nearby off-campus suite-style university affiliated apartment complex available including free shuttle to campus - recommended for upperclassmen. Cost $3,375 per semester / no meal plan required/included.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plan is required for on-campus housing - cost included in $5,208 on-campus room & meals cost. Meal plans available to off-campus residents.


Figures per Semester are current as of 03/01/23

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.


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