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
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A-
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
80%
SAT Scores Range
840-1100
ACT Scores Range
18-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for California Baptist University

Cost

Net Price
$25,752/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,748/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,551/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,164/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,725/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,722/ 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
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.160 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.159 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,571Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 115 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    54%
  • All of the above
    25%
  • Humble
    5%
  • Loving
    5%
  • Aimable
    3%
  • Determined
    3%
  • Religious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.164 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.229 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 143 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
    8%
  • Striving for academic and social success
    7%
  • Academic
    1%

After California Baptist University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
47%
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

California Baptist University Reviews

2,205 reviews
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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.
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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!
Living on campus is probably one of the best options I made as a freshman. Although we have a small campus, and even though commuters could still find ways to be social on campus, I think actually living on campus has it's own perks. My first year, even though I was a freshman I lived in apartment style housing that is exclusively for freshman. I met so many people and older students (Residents Advisors) whom I still communicate with. My living area was pretty great! my room included a large fridge and air/heat-conditioning plus a bathroom! The only people I had to share with were my roommates. I loved getting to know the people on my hall and sharing classes with a few of them. The social atmosphere is the best thing; you meet people and connect. It makes connecting around campus and in class so much easier because you may already know them simply because you live near them. The cost is expensive but by at the end of the day, living on campus is convenient for many obvious reasons.