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 $34,300.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.166 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.202 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.201 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science92 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities74 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration61 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies44 Graduates
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.206 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.271 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.130 responses
California Baptist University Reviews
I have to commend myself because this university was my first choice. A very clean and orderly campus, with so much potential to grow among many other competing campuses just like it. I adore the student/faculty ratio and it's actually why I chose the school in the first place. Also, free parking--who doesn't enjoy that. However, it is still very Baptist-rooted and for the very liberal, it may seem too traditional but it is still a very opportunistic school with many chances to uncover your full learning potential. Love the programs, love the menu selections, BUT PLEASE UPGRADE THE WIFI!
As a current sophomore, I couldn't be more satisfied with my decision to attend CBU. It has everything I was looking for: small student to professor ratio, rigorous academics, positive campus culture, strong faith environment, and top-notch athletics. When I first walked onto campus, I immediately felt as though this could be my new home. Building relationships with professors is something incredibly unique. At CBU, I am not a number; professors know my name and care about my performance in the class. Clubs have given me the experience to further my extracurricular interests and meet people with my major. There is always an event on campus, so there's plenty of ways to be involved!
I am a transfer student from the High Desert and this was my first year here and I absolutely love it! The atmosphere is amazing and it's extremely easy to get the classes that you need. The advisors and teachers here seem to care for their students and don't just treat you like you're another number. The food is quite good depending on where you go and most of the professors are absolutely amazing! The only complaint that I have is that I've been having issues lately with receiving information about grants and scholarships next year because they seem to require every little thing that you have and it puts aside me putting in an application for a grant until I receive the information so I wish it was a little bit faster but I do understand why it takes awhile. Plus, there is just way too many speed bumps on campus and there seems to be no end to them. Other than that I have no complaints I absolutely love CBU.