California Baptist University (CBU)

8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504

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California Baptist University

California Baptist University Student Essentials

California Baptist University Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Lancers
Website: www.calbaptist.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $26,900
Out-of-State Tuition: $26,900
Retention Rate: 78%
Enrollment: 6,575
Year Established: 1950

About CBU

Within an hour of Los Angeles, California Baptist University in Riverside, California offers a great location in which to pursue an integrated Christian education that supports its students intellectually, professionally, spiritually and socially.

Subjects at Cal Baptist include majors in the liberal, fine and performing arts, the behavioral sciences, Business, Allied Health, Christian Ministries and Engineering.

In addition to campus ministry, chapel services and other forms of spiritual expression, the spirituality at Cal Baptist pervades the academic experience. Students examine ideas from a Biblical perspective and also are encouraged to define their life goals from the perspective of their God-given purpose.

Festivals and traditional school activities include the Midnight Breakfast and the Yule Festival, and are a major part of Cal Baptist’s student life. Students are also encouraged to meet one another through school clubs and organizations, which include everything from an American Sign Language Club to a Cooking Club to a Pre-Law Society.

Students interested in applying will need to submit recommendation forms, transcripts and an essay. Graduate program requirements vary depending on the department.

When applying for admission, students may also apply for financial aid.

CBU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

50% of students gave California Baptist University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2018

Overall Rating

The school has one basic drive that has been clear. They want more students. This has caused increased growth at a rate that the school has difficulty accommodating. The school has lost its ability to care for the individual student while they attempt to support the masses.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

California Baptist University is a school that has a lot to offer for students. What I like most about this school is the atmosphere it presents. The people are genually kind, helpful, and respectful. The day of student orientaion I felt so acknowledged; but even after orientation was done and over with the people maintained this attitude of respect and were helpful. A tip that I would like to give about is make sure the atmosphere of a school is positive and what you're looking for because it effects you more than you may know.


CBU Map & Location

California Baptist University
8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504


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Getting Around CBU

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

5/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Riverside, CA

Winter
Dec
68
42
Jan
69
43
Feb
70
45
Spring
Mar
73
46
Apr
78
50
May
83
55
Summer
Jun
89
59
Jul
95
64
Aug
96
65
Fall
Sep
92
62
Oct
83
55
Nov
75
47

CBU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 5,076
Freshman Class 827
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 6,575

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 25%
  • African American: 10%
  • Caucasian: 51%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Unknown and Other: 8%
Latino 25%
African American 10%
Caucasian 51%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 5%
Unknown and Other 8%

Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 62%
Men 38%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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