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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love everything about CBU, faculties, staffs, foods, chapels, students, sports, etc.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The students who are involved in the Athletics try their best in winning competitions and games. Their efforts and outstanding performances make the Athletic teams the superb.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love being here, the only thing that I dislike is that I'm so busy working 2 jobs to afford school, I can't really enjoy extra activities.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So many opportunities. There's always the career center and then tons of Career fairs as well.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: SO MANY SERVICES, and then you just pay for insurance, and you're golden!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I absolutely love being here. Its so small, and welcoming, and I feel as if everybody cares. You aren't just another face in the class room. You can tell the instructors really care about their students success, and it really does motivate you do succeed.

5 College Junior

Athletics: The school always tells you when there's an event going on so they keep you really well connected, and then you also have incentives to go for like food or a t-shir

5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are all very kind. I only ever had a bad experience with one, and I think it was because I took an advanced class as a freshman. I think if I had maybe taken it later on, I would have been okay. Despite my distaste, she, like the rest of my professors, was very open about her personal life and her family and to that extent she was engaging. The rest of my professors were all friendly, and most importantly very genuine about their relationship with their students. I became friends with a couple of them and was sometimes sad to leave their classes.

The homework they give all pertains to the course lectures.Workload is average. It depends on your field of study and what professors you have, how many units you take. Some semesters will be easier than others. Everyone gets stressed at finals. That's normal. It's college. I don't think there's such thing as winging it through college, and that's fine. The academic success center is really there for you when it counts. They have free tutoring sessions on every subject. All of my friends have gone at least once. And hey, there's always the Wellness Center when you need it. Counseling isn't just for people with mental issues, and they've made that very clear. I went in once and found that I would go again if I ever just needed to vent about friends or school stress. They, like your professors, are there to listen and pray for you, which is awesome.

The only thing is the registration process...It takes forever if you don't know what you're doing. They don't do a great job introducing the process at orientation and it's taken me two semesters to finally have it down somewhat. I would much rather sit down one-on-one with someone who could help me decide what classes to take, and what's going to help me finish on time and quickly. Academic Advising provides that, and I highly recommend it. I don't know why they don't advertise it more.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: It's a Christian Baptist college. People who go here are here are usually assumed to be associated with that. However, I've run into people with a lot of different believes and backgrounds. They're here, they seem fine. There's enough ethnic/racial diversity for me, as a Hispanic, not to feel like a minority. The thing about CBU is that they're geared towards making us one group, one people, one university. The definition of university is unity within diversity, and I think they do a good job with that. I'll be honest and say there are a lot of white people, but not the stuck-up irritating racial kind. Everyone I've met has been very kind and welcoming. Like I said, I do not feel like a minority even though I am very well a minority.

The International Center does a really great job of recognizing different nationalities too and incorporating races and ethnicity through campus events like Chinese New Year and a Middle Eastern color festival.

The only thing is sexuality. Even though I know that other sexualities are loved and welcomed, I've never seen anyone LGBT.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Literally there's no alcohol, smoking, or drugs on campus. I saw someone vaping on campus once, that was it, and they were leaving campus so I don't think they were even a student. Not to say that students don't do those things. I've seen a few students go off campus to smoke and come back later, but all of it is off campus. It's heavily restricted and I feel safer knowing that.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel super safe on campus. For freshmen and transfer orientation, they require a class on campus safety procedures and information. The mandatory class goes over what to do in the event of sexual assault, preventative measures, looking out for friends, among other safety things. No serious crimes have ever been an issue on campus. Honestly, the biggest thing that ever happens is small thefts due to people leaving things unattended outside for extended periods of time, but I think that's something that could happen anywhere. People tend not to care about locking their skateboards and leave them everywhere...like literally everywhere, but for the most part it's not such a huge issue that people don't feel safe leaving stuff around. Obviously if they didn't, I think they'd stop.

CBU Safety Services does a really great job of looking out for students and student workers, along with dealing with any situation that might come up. They're always patrolling on carts or bikes and they respond pretty quickly when things come up. They're all well trained, and super nice. They appreciate when you wave to them.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I can't say enough about my campus. From the faculty, to the community, to the spiritual growth, to serving the community, let alone getting a quality education. I love it so much.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Career Center at CBU is super helpful and geared towards getting students jobs. They provide all kinds of services for free. During walk-in hours, you can bring your resume and someone will go over it with you and proofread it so you can make it better. I've been in there for resume help twice and each time the staff has been super friendly, encouraging, and helpful. They also have a lot of great reading materials to grab, like power verbs to add to your resumes, tons of example sheets, templates to follow, tips and pitfalls to avoid, etc. All of which are not wordy or lengthy. You pick and choose what you want to read.

They also have free mock-interviews, which are like pretend interviews to prepare you for the real thing, which you can schedule at any time. Then they help guide you to perfecting your interviewing skills by providing insight and encouragement.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus but I know people who do. Living on campus definitely makes things easier. Everything's pretty close to each other. You can get from the dorms to almost anywhere on campus within 10 minutes walking. The RA's a pretty good. Every dorm has their pros and cons. I like the Village, Colony and Point living areas, all of which are only open to 2nd years and up. Colony is really nice but it's a bit further on campus because those apartments are bigger, they're across the main parking lot (still within the gated campus though). Point and Village are a little more in the central of campus but aren't as big, so it just depends on what you're looking for. So far everyone seems to get along. There's no separation between residents and commuters. Like I said, I'm a commuter and I know residents...which is great when I need a place to sleep on campus at night. Most people are pretty kind.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Cal Baptist and couldn't be happier--simply could not be happier. I highly recommend visiting at least once. Touring the campus really opened my eyes to the opportunities and was just a small glimpse into a world and environment that I knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of. The acceptance rate is great, so most people have a pretty good chance of getting in.

The staff and faculty are all really equipped to serve the students, not themselves. One way the university ensures this is by having smaller classes, so there's more opportunities for one on one, it's easier for the professors to genuinely care about you--and they do.

The variety of financial aid and scholarships was really great to. I auditioned for a music scholarship and I got into one of the choir's fairly easily, with a pretty decent scholarship. And I'm not even a music major or minor! Through the music program I have been able to form so many relationships. The conductors are all super friendly, slightly intimating at first, but they really care about watching you grow.

Let me just say that as a commuter it's a bit difficult to bond on campus: if you do not put in effort. As a commuter, the commuter lounge is super tiny and right now I think they're working on better accommodations. However, -and it's a big however- Commonality Life makes huge efforts to really incorporate commuters, as well as transfers, into the campus by having a lot of events that everyone can get involved in. My best friends are all commuters, we hang out in the lounge all the time, we go to events together, we carpool. I went from having zero friends to like twelve just from being in the Lounge 24/7. The first Wednesday and Thursday of the month there's Commuter Cafe, which is free. There's also Commuter Tribe which is a great way to grow spiritually and meet people. So I think as long as you're putting in effort to get involved, you should be fine.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Public safety is the bomb and keeps us safe by patrolling

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So good and so many things offered outside the classroom

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: CBU sports teams are great! They all perform really well and the campus is very supportive and has a lot of pride in them.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is very little crime on campus and if anything happens, campus security catches them quickly. I feel very safe on campus and the security agents care deeply about the safety of each student.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Classes are small and personalized and professors really care about their students! It is very rare to find a teacher that doesn't have the best interests of their students at heart. The classes are engaging and fun, and there are new majors and concentrations being added every year.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: CBU has a career center that helps students find jobs in their fields after the graduate. The school also has multiple career fairs every semester where students can meet with future employers and make good impressions early and help secure future jobs.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My experience so far has been one of the best. The faculty and students are all really nice and very supportive. The campus is beautiful and continues to grow. I wouldn't go back and change anything.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Students at Cal Baptist have a lot of school spirit, not only with varsity sports, but with intramural sports as well.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: security is always watching out and informs students when something has gone wrong or something suspicious has happened. they catch everything and keep everyone safe

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: professors really care about you. you arent just a number to them. they pray for us and really hope we do our best and will do anything to help us for us to do our best

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