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Reviews 1684 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The campus is very nice. It's safe and there are plenty apartments around. The only thing is that it's in a big city so there's traffic and I'm not so sure about the surrounding neighborhoods. The school is fenced in so anything outside to me seems a bit sketchy. There are campus security that roams that lot so it feels safer.

5 College Senior

Parking: There is always enough parking spots for commuters and faculty. There are some days where you might have to park further than you wanted, but you are never driving around the parking lot trying to find a spot. Even during some semesters where there was construction, there was never a parking issue.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Our athletic department is awesome. They work very hard to increase school spirit and get the students involved. They also do a great job in keeping the teams motivated.

1 College Senior

Party Scene: There are no parties on campus which I think is important because it doesn't distract the students. There are bars in downtown Riverside that are lose enough to campus in case students want to go out. There are planned activities by the school that happen frequently that are fun, but do not involve alcohol.

5 College Senior

Technology: Excellent Computers. I have never had any complaints

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus its not a huge deal for me because I love my family and it's really hard to let go. In addition I have their support with everything, which is very well appreciated. However, I can live closer because the gas price is high, but other than that I don't have a problem living off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: CBU athletes are awesome! always with a high spirit and always going for a huge win. Even recognized in the newspaper. Who wouldn't be excited and proud. All sports are important to me and exciting, the best from the best is CBU

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer labs do get busy, but its reliable, the speed is great. you can always find a spot. Best advice when it comes to finals or midterms and your gonna use the computer its best to go immediately because a lot students use them or you can bring your own iPad or laptop and use the Wi-Fi and can find your self somewhere peaceful.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: Great parking lot really big, but it does fill up quickly, however it's nothing negative because it means this school is awesome and a lot of students are in the correct area and school. My best advice is to arrive early to get a good parking.

3 College Senior

Local Area: Riverside is pretty versatile there are lots of fun things to do outside of campus but that requires having a car.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: The drug scene is readily available for those who seek it. It depends on the people who truly want drugs, otherwise for other students drugs are not even seen often. such as drugs but students usually got to clubs and bars to drink.

3 College Senior

Transportation: The only form of transportation is the public buses.

4 College Senior

Weather: It is Southern California so for most of the year it is pretty warm. Winter only lasts a short time and never gets super cold.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: This is conservative school. There is a modest dress code for swimming and everyday clothing. Students here are mostly from California and you can tell by the way we dress. The guys dress like Cali guys and the girls dress like cali girls. If a student is from out of state or country, you can usually tell. Students here mostly like staying in shape, playing on-campus sports and live a pretty active life. All housing is separated gender wise also freshman guys and girls have their own separated housing from upperclassmen. They defiantly try to keep guys and girls separated, they have strict visting hours for Freshman housing. It gets better for upperclassmen housing fortunately. But it can make it kind of hard at times for guys and girls to form relationships.

3 College Junior

Diversity: When I came to this campus my freshman year there were hardly any African American or Hispanics, mostly white. However, they have international students here from Africa and Europe and other places as well so that does add diversity. This is a Baptist University of course so there aren't a lot of homosexuals or liberals. From what I have experienced there are a lot of conservatives, and republicans. It's definitely not the most diverse campus. However, my sophomore year I noticed that they seemed to be bringing in more diversity which is really good for the school.

2 College Junior

Local Area: Riverisde is a city however it's not a big city or that safe of one. You can never feel totally safe off campus but you can while on campus because it's a pretty closed off school. If you want to find something fun to do you'' have to travel to LA which is an hour away. Riverside doesn't offer a lot of fun activities to do. Riverside however is close to other cities that offer many fun activities but you won't find to much to do in Riverside itself. I give it C- because if you travel a bit you'll find plenty of things to do but not close by.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The food is here is kind of plain, they have four different dinning options including subway but it still gets boring. They usually serve the same set of food every week. For example the same dinner every monday so it can get boring after the first year. You have to get a meal plan if you live on campus like most universities so you're kind of stuck with whatever they serve that day. Some of the food is good and some of it is plain.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Financial aid for a premed student like myself is rough. Unless you have great grades, and/or are part of the School of Music through choir/playing an instrument, you don't have a good chance of receiving school scholarships. CBU is not a cheap school, either, so it is always stressful for my family and me when it comes time to pay. Scholarships mostly revolve around the school's pride-and-joy programs, such as engineering and music. Many people I know have to pay their tuition by joining the choir program (which is a big commitment), tutoring, or getting some other on-campus job. There are (very specific) private donor scholarships, but not many. You're better off getting scholarships elsewhere.

Office staff are friendly and usually able to process paperwork effectively. Their help only goes so far, however; they're not going to go look for scholarships for you, although they will provide information on what various loans are available.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: CBU works hard to provide great, nutritious food to its students. The cafeteria always provides a great variety of delicious food, and the other on-campus dining options deliver great to-go meals. Subway just outside of campus can also be used for the school's meal plan. One drawback of the school's dining system is the mandatory meal plan for residents. I could easily go through the semester only eating five or six meals a week, but I would be wasting my money, as the extra meals go unused and do not rollover to the next semester. Many people commute and don't have to worry about this, however. Another drawback is the lack of choices for those with the meal plan. Your choices are the cafeteria, Brisco's Cafe, the Colony Cafe, and Subway. The cafeteria, Brisco's, and the Colony Cafe are all run by the same company, so the food is pretty much the same in all three places. I wish there were a little more variety. They should consider making the coffee shop, Wanda's, available for meal swipes.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I am very happy as a biology major. Although I have had to take classes I did not particularly enjoy (such as physics and organic chemistry), the caring and camaraderie from professors and fellow students have made it all worth it. As someone hoping to go to medical school, I have also developed a great foundation for material I will learn in medical school and for the kind of studying that will be needed.

I am not concerned about finding a job after medical school, but since I will have a year and a half between undergrad and medical school, I will need to find a job, hopefully related to my field, during that time. The prospects on this are not great, but I have confidence that CBU's Career Center can provide the assistance I need to find a position.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The Biology program at CBU is on the small side, but the professors are very caring and will take the time to help you if needed. They will learn your name and frequently chat and joke with students. There are some research opportunities under certain professors, but I have not taken part in any, personally. I love the science department, as all the professors care about students and will help them reach their goals. Being a science major (bio, chem, biochem, health science, etc.) can be tough, with heavy workloads and difficult material, but I think it is probably more manageable at CBU than at other universities.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Although we may not always appreciate rules and guidelines, they are there for reason. As far as CBU goes, I feel as though their strictness is bearable. The parking rules are a little but too strict for my taste. However, the dress code (nothing too revealing) is great. I still get to wear all the clothes I want to without getting distracted or making others distracted. Regardless, I love my school!

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I do not know too much about how internships work at CBU. However, I know there are a lot of on campus jobs available, including teachers assistants, lab assistants, and tutors. I actually have an internship at Dudek, which is an archeology business. I did not get this internship through CBU though.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Although, my school is unbelievably amazing, the surrounding area isn't to great. There is a mall down the street, where you can find a lot of students. Also surrounding the school are elementary, junior high, and high school campuses. About 15 minutes from the school is Downtown Riverside. This little area has a lot to offer, including shops, restaurants, festivals, museums, and hotels. One event, I remember going to is an art festival. There were all sorts of artwork on display by private vendors or professionals in galleries. Also during Christmas time, the whole downtown is lit up and very beautiful. About 15 mins in the other direction is Castle Park, which is a small amusement park and a very elaborate mini golf coarse.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: CBU is located in the Inland Empire, where it is usually very hot during the summer and very cold during the winter because we're by the mountains where it snows. Being that I'm from Orange County, the weather there is always very breezy and chill, rarely does it get extremely hot. The thing is, I don't allow the weather to interfere with my campus experience. In fact, my friends and I find fun things to do during the seasons, that way we enjoy the campus, regardless of the weather.

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