California Baptist University

2,120 reviews
  1. Riverside, CA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  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

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
840-1100
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

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
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.94 responses
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 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 51 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    65%
  • All of the above
    24%
  • Humble
    8%
  • Aimable
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.115 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.167 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Living your life's purpose
    68%
  • Striving for academic and social success
    15%
  • Find God's will and align your life with it
    13%
  • Academic
    2%
  • Biblically rooted & globally minded.
    2%

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%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses

Reviews

2,120 reviews
  • Excellent
    663
  • Very Good
    884
  • Average
    472
  • Poor
    46
  • Terrible
    34
The Class sizes are small which allows you to have a more intimate experience in the classroom. The food options are Amazing, I mean there is a Chick Fil A here! All around the food is great! The living areas are all well maintained and if you need something fixed it does not take to long. There're a ton of resources on campus to help you with your future career, spiritual walk, mental health, physical health, and academic success. CBU you is a small school and a lot of fun if you get involved. There are always events on campus so you can never really say that CBU is boring. The people are always nice and are willing to just sit and talk with you about anything.
  • Sophomore
  • 18 days ago
They are very kind and helpful, which is great when you're new there. They are always smiling and looking to help. The staff is always willing to assist.
  • Junior
  • 18 days ago
The staff and faculty are very caring and always there when a student needs help. Professors actually take the time to pour into students lives while also being professional. I have become friends with many of the past professors I have had and even will be working under one this coming school year. I know many Christian universities probably have a sending program that sends teams of students over seas to share the Gospel, but I feel that this is what makes my university unique. We send between 40 and 50 teams every year to several different countries. some 3 week teams and some 8 week teams. I have been on one 3 week team to India and this summer I joined and 8 week team to China. Both trips grew my love for people, the Gospel, and for God. My heart was challenged and changed on both of my trips. I thank California Baptist University for these opportunities and for the opportunity to even work and lead a team for the program this year. If I had the chance to do it all over again, I wouldn't take it because I know god has placed me at CBU to purse my goals and live out His mission. CBU is like a second home to me and I wouldn't ever change schools if I got the chance to.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago