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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A+
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C minus
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
From California Baptist University

California Baptist University (CBU) is one of the top private Christian colleges and universities in Southern California. CBU offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs in Riverside, San Bernardino and online.

California Baptist University believes each person has been created for a purpose. CBU strives to help students understand and engage this purpose by providing a Christ-centered educational experience that integrates academics with spiritual and social development opportunities. Graduates are challenged to become individuals whose skills, integrity and sense of purpose glorify God and distinguish them in the workplace and in the world.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Range
990-1210
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$23,055 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,267 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 166 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 213 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 212 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
24
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
24
How Students Learn
  • All
    20%
  • None
    40%
  • Some
    40%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,333 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
857
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 167 responses
  • Friendly
    49%
  • All of the above
    23%
  • Loving
    7%
  • Humble
    5%
  • Religious
    4%
  • Aimable
    4%
  • Determined
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 217 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 282 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 196 responses
  • Living your life's purpose
    39%
  • Living your life's purpose through God's will
    19%
  • 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
    5%
  • Racist
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 130 responses

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