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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Cal Baptist is an above-average private, Christian university located in Riverside, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,367 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cal Baptist acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 59% of students, Cal Baptist alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,600.
About California Baptist University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504
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California Baptist University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$25,714/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,628/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,113/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,323/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,250/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,749/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.166 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.192 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.191 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,367Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 147 responses
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  • Friendly
    50%
  • All of the above
    24%
  • Humble
    6%
  • Loving
    5%
  • Aimable
    4%
  • Determined
    3%
  • Religious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life.196 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.261 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 175 responses
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  • Living your life's purpose
    42%
  • Living your life's purpose through God's will
    16%
  • Biblically rooted & globally minded.
    12%
  • Find God's will and align your life with it
    10%
  • Living your purpose
    9%
  • Striving for academic and social success
    6%
  • Racist
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.130 responses
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There's not a day that I regret choosing to attend CBU to pursue my BSN. The academic regimen here is top-notch, and you can't beat the homeliness and beauty of our campus. For the most part, professors are extremely kind and invested in students' success, but of course you will get those few who aren't so nice. Our food is highly rated and recommended - and for good reason. It's good quality for average prices; sometimes, I just wish we had a little more diversity with cultural choices. Safety isn't normally an issue on campus, but older cars seem to be a common target for thievery on the outer edges of the lots. I'm a commuter, so I can't say much about the dorms, but they're pretty enough from the outside! All in all, CBU is an awesome university that puts clear effort into its students and the opportunities it offers, and its a place where students find community and grow into prepared adults ready for the world.
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California Baptist University has provided me and most other people I know a space for spiritual growth and a natural urge for academic curiosity. The small classroom sizes (I've been in a class with only 4 people!) allows for 1-on-1 connections between students and professors which has helped me better understand and stay engaged with the courses and the topics of the class.

One thing to note, I never wanted to attend CBU because of how like-minded the people are. It is a conservative campus and I am a conservative and I am a political science major looking for a challenge. Although professors are usually Christian and conservative, they put on their Marxist and liberal thinking caps and made their students think about our own views; it was a challenge after all! They really want to help you think outside of the box and become a better individual in academia and in the professional world. I encourage you to invest your research and time, and attend this wonderful school!
The most powerful thing about CBU is the community. Whoever you are you can find a group of people that actively want to invest and cherish you. Whether it be leadership on campus or professors, there is always somewhere for you to go should you need help. CBU has an included free tutoring office. Very flexible hours; and to reiterate, it’s free! It is very easy to get involved and there are always events going on. On campus food is great. Aside from campus life, CBU has good things to be said about its academic environment. All the professors are Christians and do their best to incorporate faith as it is relevant to the subject. There is also a small class size average. Professors are also accessible during their office hours I never had a difficulty contacting my professors. My adjunct professors were also more than willing to make time after class to meet. The small culture and close community make it easy to find opportunities that will aid in getting into professional school.