California Baptist University

8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA
4-year
Medium
Urban
Christian college

Questions and Answers about California Baptist University

Zachary Z.
3 months ago
Does CBU have any on-campus job opportunities?
California Baptist University
Hello Zachary, yes, CBU offers many on campus job opportunities in various locations across campus. Once you enroll as a student you will be provided information on how to apply for those!
Nate B.
6 months ago
Does California Baptist University have a shuttle to the airport for students taking flight training?
California Baptist University
Hi Nate, Yes! CBU does offer a shuttle service to students who are taking classes at the airport. As an aviation major you'll be provided a schedule of the shuttle service at the beginning on of the semester with all the details.
Nate B.
6 months ago
If my gpa improves while at California Baptist University, can I try for a higher merit based scholarship?
California Baptist University
Hi Nate, we will reevaluate transcripts for students up until they start school with us. So prior to starting at CBU it is possible to adjust your merit scholarship. However, once you begin classes with CBU, your merit scholarship will be locked in at that amount for your time at CBU.
Reaves D.
6 months ago
Are student applicants automatically considered for your scholarships?
California Baptist University
Hi Reaves, It depends on the scholarship. For merit scholarships yes. Every student is considered based on their weighted high school GPA if they are offered acceptance. For some of our other scholarships based on participation or major, those are dependent upon application and or audition.
Michelle E.
6 months ago
What would the CBU admission requirements be for someone who has been out of high school for almost 10 years?
California Baptist University
Hi Michelle, that would depend on if you have classes at community college or university coming in with you. If you don't have any units from a CC or Uni, you would apply as a first time freshman with your high school transcripts.
Naomi H.
7 months ago
Can scholarships be negotiated at CBU?
California Baptist University
Hi Naomi, scholarships can't be negotiated. However you are able to stack scholarships. So it's a great way to layer and bring down that cost. We have a lot of scholarship opportunities available that I would encourage you to check out on our website. https://calbaptist.edu/financial-aid/undergraduate/
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Majors offered at California Baptist University

Biggest majors
Business/Commerce, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

Academics at California Baptist University

990-1200
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
19-25
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Selectivity
Less Selective (80% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for California Baptist University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
California Baptist University Students11%13%35%49%2%3%2%
All Bold.org College Students12%22%36%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
California Baptist University Students
23%
77%
Male
Female
< 0% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for California Baptist University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)97k
Software Engineer79k
Financial Analyst70k
Project Engineer65k
Mechanical Engineer64k
Marketing Manager64k
Human Resources (HR) Manager62k
Based on 2,058 student responses
49.3kAvg. Early Career Pay
77.9kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
57%in High-Meaning careers
9%in STEM careers

Net price of attending California Baptist University

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Student reviews of California Baptist University

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4.4

5

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92% of students

Known for

Safe campus
Accessible and helpful professors
Beautiful campus
Helpful career services
Helpful learning and accessibility services
Kiara Luck
Hiking And Backpacking
Singing
Cooking
Baking + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

It’s a school that offers so many wide-range degrees and opportunities to succeed in your desired field of study. It’s also a beautiful, peaceful, and community-oriented campus.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

They don’t offer many scholarships for those pursuing a STEM Major.

Jessica Bergman
Singing
Running
Beach

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like how they genuinely care about the students attending. All staff members want to see you succeed and want to help you accomplish your goals. The social life is so good and allows you to meet some of your best friends.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I can't say that there is something that I don't really like about this school. It's just a large adjustment from high school and living at home. to living on your own with your friends.

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

The professors are very caring and genuinely love their jobs when they could be getting paid more at other universities.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

California Baptist University is a place where students are able to thrive . . . under the right circumstances. Athletes tend to have a great time although for the rest it can be hard to make friends. My experience has not been the best as far as dorms go. My dorm had a rat infestation that the resident director and advisors would not address until my friends and I got sick and had to go to the hospital. The administration was neglectful and dismissive in addition to having poor communication with the students.

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like the community that they built here and all of the activities the school puts on to promote it.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I wish there were more on-campus parking spots.

Allison Martinez
Drawing And Illustration
Painting and Studio Art
Dance
Art + 18 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The community, professors, advisors, opportunities, family feel, inclusion, curriculum

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Everything was great I didn’t have any dislikes.

Adolfo Banuelos
Hiking And Backpacking
Weightlifting

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Loved the campus and diversity. Beautiful school.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

People can be judged.

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