California Baptist University

country rank  763
world rank  2175

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University Overview

Established in 1950, California Baptist University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Riverside (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), California. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): San Bernardino, Beaumont, Hesperia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, California Baptist University (CBU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. California Baptist University (CBU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 67 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym CBU
Founded 1950
Motto Live Your Purpose
Colours Navy blue and gold

University Location

Address 8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside (population range: 250,000-499,999)
92504-3297 California
United States
T +1 (951) 689 5771
F +1 (951) 3434572
Other locations San Bernardino, Beaumont, Hesperia

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside 92504-3297
+1 (951) 343 4212
(877) 228 8866

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 300-399
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Baptist Christian-Baptist Southern Baptist Convention -

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to California Baptist University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
WASC Senior College and University Commission

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • State of California Board of Registered Nursing


  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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