B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
California Baptist University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
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
64%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
850-1100
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$25,875/ 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
    $24,115/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,575/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,759/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,932/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,263/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
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.169 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.168 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,674Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 124 responses
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  • Friendly
    52%
  • All of the above
    25%
  • Humble
    6%
  • Loving
    5%
  • Aimable
    4%
  • Religious
    4%
  • Determined
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.173 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.238 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 152 responses
Report
  • Living your life's purpose
    47%
  • Biblically rooted & globally minded.
    13%
  • Living your life's purpose through God's will
    12%
  • Find God's will and align your life with it
    11%
  • Living your purpose
    7%
  • Striving for academic and social success
    7%
  • Racist
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
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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My experience at Cal Baptist University has been excellent! The campus is beautiful, safe and has a variety of great on-campus housing options. The smaller size, 9500 undergrad students, lends itself to a community feel. I am a Public Relations/Marketing major/minor fulltime student. To date, I haven't had any difficulty registering for the classes I needed. I have been able to complete on-line classes over the past 2 summers and I am enrolled in 3 classes for Summer 2018. Taking summer classes will allow me to graduate early, in 3 1/2 years! I hope you will consider visiting Cal Baptist University, as you plan your campus tours - it is really a gem!
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CBU is great. The studets here are serious about their education - they intend to use what they learn to touch and change the world. The professors are second to none - they actually CARE that each student understand the coursework! CBU has Division 1 sports (starting next year) - and they are competitive, so much fun to watch! The facilities are amazing - a brand new 100,000 sq ft engineering building is currently going up! This is the only fully accredited engineering program among Christian colleges west of Texas - and the engineering program is dynamic, competitive, well-connected, and growing. Check out CBU! (If you are looking for a party scene - look elsewhere. We are way too busy working on our futures to throw away our present.)
My experience at CBU has been only positive! I appreciate how committed and helpful the professors are. The small class sizes are a definite plus! I also am glad that I will be able to graduate in 4 years; there's not a shortage of classes offered! The campus is beautiful, clean and safe! The food is amazing! I also enjoy all the activities and events they have for us students! The Christian World view is evident in all the classes and at all events! The entire staff is helpful, courteous and hard working!