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Reviews 1785 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Junior

Campus Food: The options for dining is great. There are great options, which never make you feel like you are constantly eating the same meal. The meal plans are slightly flawed because the meals do not roll over and it could save the student a lot of money if they did.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many options and the cost is not expensive. Despite the costs, you get what you pay for. The safety and niceness of the buildings are low around the area.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: The school creates fun and safe ways for their students to have a good time.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining is mostly fast food. There are more options about 5 minutes away.

3 College Junior

Administration: CBU is more strict then other schools because of the religious beliefs. Despite the strictness, they make sure that each student is able to have a good time and can be involved regardless of their beliefs.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: It has been very hard for me to get financial aid.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: California Baptist University is a great school with great professor who are interested in their students educational life, spiritual life, and personal life. The only compliant I have is the cost. Despite the great features and opportunities, the tuition is too costly.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: From what I know there is a variety of off-campus housing and a lot of apartments are in walking distance. So finding an off-campus apartment is pretty easy and I heard from several people that it is easy to obtain one too. However, I myself have never tried it out although I know there are several available, clean, cost effective, and safe.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: If you are the type of person that loves to party and everything that a "normal" party entails well then don't come to CBU. This is not a party school by any means. It is a baptist school so there are parties but they are clean, fun, and exciting. I am not a party person myself so I can't say much about where the real parties are held but I know there are some rule breakers on campus who throw alcoholic parties in their apartments. That isn't allowed of course but you will have some rule breakers. There is also such a thing as "CBU parties" where the parties are held off campus at student's houses and they invite the school to come. However, if you are looking for parties that are social and goofy than CBU is the place for you. They have food, clean dancing, and proper music.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining is okay. There are the average amount of fast-food places near by and a few restaurants scattered here and there as well. I don't eat out much so I can't really say where the good places are but if you are ever starving and looking for something cheap you can easily find a Wendy's, McDonalds, Carl's Jr., or Jack in the Box near by. There is also the mall close by that you can go to and they have a food court inside that you can stop at too.

4 College Junior

Administration: First off I have to say I don't smoke, drink, or do drugs. Therefore, even though the school is very strict on those things because after all this is a Baptist school, it doesn't bother me in the slightest. However, I know other students who are into that it does annoy them. I see it as if you want to do that you can always go off campus to a friends place or go to a party and do what you want. I see no need for all that stuff to be on campus when it should be for learning not having fun. As for the other things like attendance, the honor code, parking, visitation, and things like that the school can be a little strict. There are certain hours for visitations and as far as parking goes they are really strict with it but if you live on or off campus you should have your "free" parking permit so I don't see why parking would be a hassle for students. I would definitely say that even though the school is pretty strict compared to other schools who are very lenient, it doesn't affect anyone's social life is a bad way nor does it screw up with student's academics. I would have to say it rather improves the student academics on campus.

College Junior

Scholarships: I did apply for financial aid, I know I selected earlier that I didn't but everything else didn't apply to me. Even though I apply for financial aid every year I never get anything. My parents make to much money, therefore it wouldn't be fair to rate it and even describe my experience with it.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: I only lived on campus my freshmen year so I don't know to much about dining dollars or the meal plans anymore but when I did live on campus in 2012 it was pretty great. All you had to do was go to a place to eat and swipe your ID to get your meal. Depending on the amount of swipes you got or meal plan at the beginning of the year would ultimately decide how much you would have remaining at the end of the semester. If you ate a lot on campus then you would obviously run out a lot faster and if you bought the cheapest meal plan, well lets just say you'll be stocking up on top ramen for awhile. The food was great, if you are a commuter I highly suggest Wanda's which is a nice little place where you can get breakfast, sandwiches, chips, drinks, snacks, etc. The food is really good and everything is nice and fresh. Then the caf is the main place for a student living on campus to go. It's just the basic cafeteria where the food changes everyday and three times a day. They offer a variety of things from veggies, burgers, soups, fruit, sushi, pizza, fish, etc. The food is great here too, I admit sometimes it can get boring after a while ever with the variety but it still is really good. The two best places to go are Wanda's and Briscos though. Briscos is a great place to eat it's basically like a subway. However, it also offers breakfast and lunch that changes everyday as well. No matter what day you can always get a sandwich there. Then there is subway and Chick-Fil-A, not much has to be said about those places. There really great and if your craving a chicken sandwich or a handmade sandwich you know where to go.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: CBU offers a variety of places to live at while attending the school. When I was a freshmen I lived in the dorms. The dorms are either all girls or all boys they aren't shared. The room itself is a pretty good size and it is shared with one other person. In the room you are provided with the bed, desk, desk chair, dresser, closet, and sink. Then every hall has it's own bathroom and showers, so you do have to share that with your hall but one hall holds about 24 girls. There are three floors and each floor holds four halls as well as a main lobby and laundry room. Living at the dorms was pretty great and it was very well kept up. The housing process was super easy too and everyone is super friendly.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Never really explored this as I live on-campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Honestly, I don't eat off campus very often.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I think that student activities that occur on campus are great.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: I appreciate that CBU enforces it rules and has high standards for their students.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am receiving a fair amount of institutional aid. I am hoping that I won't need to take any loans this year.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is really good for a college campus, with the exception of Brisco's.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Great community! Offer activities for students regularly. Apartment style community that is furnished.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: School does not offer off campus housing.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Bakers is the only nearby fast food choice that's within walking distance

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: No one parties at cbu

3 College Freshman

Administration: sometimes the school can be very strict with visitation.

1 person found this useful Report
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