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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.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: Honestly, we're a very diverse and big on international students, but I wouldn't say that we have a "Greek life" at California Baptist University.

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.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus is great. Being that the campus itself is quite small, there is always plenty of parking for students residing on campus and off campus during school hours. At CBU, parking is divided into sections, depending on where it is you live on campus. Then there is a big section for students to commute to school, with no cost. Permit costs is a big deal because I have tons of friends who spent over $200 on a parking permit, per semester; whereas at CBU and a lot of other private universities do not charge for parking permits.

4 College Junior

Majors: I love the programs here. If i could i would do it all over again. My career goals are to end up in the FBI or CIA and the departments here help you with that. I am concerned a little but what college student is not concerned. I believe their will be a nice position that i would except because of the great learning habits i have received by being at this school.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The Varsity Sports here are amazing great. Basketball and Volleyball are the biggest sports here. Usually the gym is packed. The rec sports are just as big especially football. Almost everyone attends those games.

3 College Junior

Transportation: We get free public transportation. Everything is remotely close but we can ride the bus as far as we wish

3 College Junior

Local Area: Riverside isn't the most active place but their are local area's that allow you to expand the adventure you wish to seek.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: They are always looking to expand and upgrade. When I got there, I thought it was great, but 4 years later, I was bummed that so many new buildings/facilites were being added that I wouldn't get to enjoy. Thus is life.

4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: It's usaully hot and stuffy in the "Inland Empire." Winters are mild, but still need a sweatshirt or some layers. The beach is only 45min away, so that makes everything better.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation is really good because the buses run every 15 minutes. Its free and depending on where you live you might be applicable for scholarships.

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