California Baptist University
Riverside, CA, USA


Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
Dual Enrollment

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Priority Deadline
December 1, 2021
Test Optional
Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Average ACT Composite: 21
Average SAT Composite: 1103
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
Top 25%
Top 50%

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 877-228-8866
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.28 Average Rating
CBU's most well known (and well respected) majors include Nursing, Engineering, Theology, Liberal Studies, Music, Theater, and Business. However, there are many, many more options. Look into the different majors and check out the Financial Aid Department. There are lots of sports, academic, and music scholarships available through the school. If you are interested in visiting, CBU hosts an event called 24 on campus several times a year. This is an opportunity for prospective students to visit the school, spend the night in the dorms with current students, and experience campus life. Check it out at
Brittney from Riverside, CA
Please visit CBU. You will experience something so different than other colleges. CBU is truly concentrated on your walk with Christ and isn't a school where they pretend they are Christians. They do walk with Christ.
Eimy from Fontana, CA
As a freshman you have the option to live in a dorm or in a cottage. I lived in a cottage and loved it. There were 3 bathrooms in each cottage, as well as a full kitchen with a little living room area. My cottage-mates and I became like a family. Also, don't wait to talk to teachers and ask for help if you need it. Try to be as open as possible when making new friends.
Brittany from Trabuco Canyon, CA
Work hard to get financial aid
Ask God if this is where you should attend
Michael from Moreno Valley, CA
If your looking to go to California Baptist University I would recommend getting great grades so that you are able to pay for school because it is a little pricey but its worth it.
Dominique from Saint Paul, MN
Be sure to tour the college campuses you are considering. If you have the opportunity to attend a social, sporting, or theatrical event, at your top choice colleges, do it. This kind of experience can give you major insight into campus life, so you can be sure to have enough information to make an educated college decision.
TS of Northern CA
When dealing with the registrar's red tape always talk to department heads and administration first. For me, though they can help sometimes, the registrar is a last resort. Additionally, don't make the assumption that Student Accounts and Financial Aid are the same department with two heads. They are located adjacent, but separated in function and power.

Don't step on the seal ever, and make sure that you eat at Brisco's more often than in the cafeteria. It will save you from gaining a bit of unwanted weight. Trust me, the ADC (caf) can add many undesirable calories. Lastly, with a longboard, make sure to keep it on you at all times!
Jeremy from Las Vegas, NV
Keep your GPA up for the chance for scholarships from CBU. Have good test scores which can eliminate some GE classes that you would have to take.
Alison from Redlands, CA
Visit the campus to make sure that you can see yourself there for the next four years. There is a program called [email protected] for high school seniors in which you can stay at CBU for a day. You stay with current students, sit in on classes, and experience life as a CBU students. There are two opportunities to attend [email protected] and they are both during first semester (Sept-Dec). Visit for more info. Apply for scholarships to help with the cost of the school.

Rebecca from Riverside, CA
Be prepared to study, write papers, and read more than you ever have before. Throughout my previous years in school I maintained a high grade point average, but I still have to work very hard to maintain such a high GPA in college. Do your best to get involved in at least one sport, club, or bible study group. The friendships, memories, and values you'll gain are life-changing and it will make you feel home away from home.
Alyssa from Corona, CA

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