California Baptist University

2,192 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

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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%
  • Determined
    0%
  • Hipster wannabee
    0%
  • Loving
    0%

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%
  • Living your life's purpose through God's will
    0%
  • Living your purpose
    0%

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

2,192 reviews
  • Excellent
    688
  • Very Good
    913
  • Average
    489
  • Poor
    47
  • Terrible
    34
CalBaptist is great because of how much the professors care and how knowledgeable they are about their subjects, many of them even having firsthand experience with their subjects. Many professors are also pastors or are in some way heavily involved in the church, which is wonderful and encouraging. They are easy to reach out to about anything.
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 days ago
The courses and professors are the best. Christian faith based teachings in every course and positive support systems. Small campus and small classrooms make for the best learning experience. Teachers are always available and supportive. I would chose this school from the very beginning if I had to do it all over again.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 12 days ago
Id choose it time and time again, because it's a great school. I love the Christ oriented classes and how everyone is like family.
  • College Freshman
  • 16 days ago