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

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
65%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
830-1080
ACT Range
17-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$26,548/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,711/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,190/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,674/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,821/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,771/ 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
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.166 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.165 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,674Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 121 responses
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  • Friendly
    53%
  • All of the above
    25%
  • Humble
    6%
  • Loving
    5%
  • Aimable
    4%
  • Determined
    2%
  • Religious
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
72%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.170 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.235 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 149 responses
Report
  • Living your life's purpose
    48%
  • 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%
  • Academic
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.130 responses
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The people at CBU are really helpful and social! The diversity can be better, but it's still okay. The environment is still very friendly, and everyone makes you feel comfortable. The food and campus in general is amazing! For those who are religious, this is such a great institution! Those who aren't religious, the staff, Professors, and students do a great job of still making you feel comfortable. All of the professors that I have gotten do a great job at explaining their courses. There are many resources that are so useful as a college student here and CBU provides most of them for free. Overall, I feel like this institution provides me with both academic, spiritual, and social advantages.
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I love it! I've been impressed with how much the professors genuinely care about the student's lives. Sure, there's always that one teacher or person, but for the most part, it's pretty unlikely.
The events are great. The International Center celebrates holidays of all sorts from the Middle Eastern Holi festival to Hispanic Heritage month. Always a lot of great food and giveaways too.

Food on campus is FANTASTIC. There's a Chik-Fil-A as well as our own version of Chipotle, sandwiches, Chinese take-out, burgers, a classy buffet, burritos, and a Subway and Bakers within short walking distance. There's also a grab-and-go shop campus for packaged lunches, snacks, gift baskets, medicine, toothbrushes, etc. as well as a CVS across the street for quick access to groceries and essential items. The campus is a good size, not too big, but not small. Having a bike or skateboard helps I feel very safe on campus, and there are always jobs available as well as plenty of leadership opportunities.
Living the cool Cali life in a Gospel centered environment has been the highlight of attending California Baptist University. It's a place where more than just friendships grow. It's more than a university that offers programs to equip students academically. It's a place where the live of God is consistently empowering people to do great things for the future that holds even greater opportunities. Whether you are an atheist or a Muslim, this University makes you feel welcomed and accepted no matter what background you come from. Experiencing the SoCal life while studying at CalBaptist University has been so rewarding!