CBU, Cal Baptist

California Baptist University

8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, United States
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  • Total Documents
    175
  • Class Notes
    131
  • Textbook Notes
    5
  • Study Guides
    39
  • Currently Enrolled
    66
  • Previously Enrolled
    215

Overview of California Baptist University (CBU, Cal Baptist)

About this school

California Baptist, founded in 1950, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 75-acre campus is located in Riverside, 50 miles east of Los Angeles. Thirteen campus buildings are Spanish in style.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:7,414
    • Men:2,777 (37.5%)
    • Women:4,637 (62.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (CBU, Cal Baptist)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to California Baptist University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Recommended
August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
8432 Magnolia Avenue
City, State, Zip
Riverside, CA  92504-3206
Phone
(951) 343-4212
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
77% of 5,039 applicants were admitted
Women
78% of 3,143 applicants were admitted
Men
76% of 1,896 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,927 (50%) of 3,884 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,155 (47%) of 2,450 admitted students enrolled
Men
772 (54%) of 1,434 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.60
375 And Above
29%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
480-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
17%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
26%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
500-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
23%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
21%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
27%
• Score 18 - 23
52%
• Score 12 - 17
16%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (CBU, Cal Baptist)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $33,478 (65.90676431215056%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,160 (23.93889282620679%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,916 (3.771950547287188%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,242 (6.382392314355461%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


California Baptist University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 2
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001125
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,300 (93.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,168 (89.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,133 (97.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
275 (24.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$24,142
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,114 (98.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,272
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 765 (67.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,499
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 976 (86.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
132 (9.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,951

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
5,713 (91.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,143 (90.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,142 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
823 (16.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$20,693
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,987 (97.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,706
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,820 (74.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,660
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 3,255 (63.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
351 (5.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,684

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$38,324
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
17.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
17.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Engineering/Technologies, Home Economics, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$893

Academics & Instruction (CBU, Cal Baptist)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Other

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


336

Part-Time Faculty


536

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


30%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 57% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
403,301

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
279
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


California Baptist University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


40.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


53%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


57.0%

Programs & Majors (CBU, Cal Baptist)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (55)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • International Public Health/International Health
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (50)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Adult Nursing
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Disability Studies
  • Distance Education Development
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Campus Life (CBU, Cal Baptist)

Location & Geography

Population


313,673

Nearest Metropolitan Area


160 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Los Angeles

Weather


Temperature
48.8 average low in January, 77.1 average high in September
Rain
42 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
60 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Riverside
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in San Bernardino

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


40% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


60%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Lancer
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, golf, rock climbing, sand volleyball, soccer, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


California Baptist University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, international service projects, united states service projects, cbu crazies (campus spirit), summer of service, associated students of california baptist university (government and leadership)

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,367

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
7,414
Women
4,637
Men
2,777

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.3% Asian
  • 7.2% Black/African-American
  • 36.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 39.3% White
  • 4.1% Unknown

International Students


2.0% from 31 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


2,527

Student Resources (CBU, Cal Baptist)