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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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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
    A-
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.
About California Baptist University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,641/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

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
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.202 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.201 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,367Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,047
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 157 responses
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  • Friendly
    50%
  • All of the above
    24%
  • Humble
    5%
  • Loving
    5%
  • Religious
    4%
  • Aimable
    4%
  • Determined
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.206 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.271 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 185 responses
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  • Living your life's purpose
    41%
  • Living your life's purpose through God's will
    17%
  • Biblically rooted & globally minded.
    12%
  • Find God's will and align your life with it
    9%
  • Living your purpose
    9%
  • Striving for academic and social success
    5%
  • Racist
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
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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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!
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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.