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California Baptist University

Riverside, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

8432 Magnolia Ave # 2349

Riverside, CA 92504-3206

www.calbaptist.edu

Admission Office

8432 Magnolia Avenue

Riverside, CA 92504-3297

(951) 343-4212

Fax : (951) 343-4525

admissions@calbaptist.edu

Contact : Taylor Neece

Dean of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Southern Baptist Convention

College Board Code: 4094

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 63.0%

Total undergraduates : 8,190

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,523

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 36.0%

Average financial aid package : $23,305.00

In-State Tuition : $36,220.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $36,220.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Large City (250-500k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : Aug 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 1

SAT subject score report due : Aug 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 2

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : Jun 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : Jun 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 17 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 63.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 77.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 16.0%
Health Professions : 16.0%
Psychology : 9.0%
Parks And Recreation : 7.0%
Engineering : 6.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 6.0%
Liberal Arts : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture M

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Actuarial Science B
Business Administration and Management, General D M
Business/Commerce, General B
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance, General B
International Business/Trade/Commerce B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Organizational Leadership B M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Communication, General B M
Journalism B
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication B M
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Communications Technologies & Support Services
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance B
Information Science/Studies M
Information Technology B
Network and System Administration/Administrator B

Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B
Education, General M
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration M
Mathematics Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B

Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering, General B M
Computer Engineering, General B
Computer Software Engineering B M
Engineering, General B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B M

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician B

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing B
English Language and Literature, General B M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Art Therapy/Therapist B
Athletic Training/Trainer M
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General B
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General A B
Health/Health Care Administration/Management B
International Public Health/International Health B
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist B
Nursing Practice D
Physical Therapy Assistant A
Physician Assistant M
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies B
Public Health Education and Promotion B
Public Health, General B M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B M
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist M

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics M
Mathematics, General B
Statistics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences B
International/Globalization Studies B
Nutrition Sciences B
Sustainability Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B M
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B
Sports Studies M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Christian Studies B
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Forensic Chemistry B

Psychology
Clinical Psychology D M
Counseling Psychology M
Forensic Psychology M
Industrial and Organizational Psychology M
Psychology, General B
School Psychology M

Public Administration & Social Services
Human Services, General B
Public Administration M
Social Work M

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Theology & Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies B
Missions/Missionary Studies B
Pastoral Studies/Counseling M
Religious/Sacred Music B

Transportation & Materials Moving
Airline Flight Attendant B
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew B
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations B

Visual & Performing Arts
Acting B
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Film/Cinema/Media Studies B
Graphic Design B
Illustration B
Industrial and Product Design B
Interior Design B
Keyboard Instruments B
Music Performance, General B
Music Theory and Composition B
Music, General B M
Photography B
Technical Theater/Theater Design and Technology B
Visual and Performing Arts, General B
Voice and Opera B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Double Major

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Teacher Certification

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Weekend College

Distance Learning

Computer Services

625 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : music performance and recording studios, aquatic center, Holocaust collection, digital design and photography studio, theater arts stage production workshop facility, prayer chapel, hymnology collection, nursing patient simulation laboratory, physician assistant learning lab

Geographic Location : 60 miles from Los Angeles.

Large City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 8,190

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,523

Degree-seeking undergrads : 8,170

Graduate enrollment : 2,855

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 92.0%

Out of state students : 8.0%

Part Time students : 10.0%

Percentage of males : 38.0%

Percentage of females : 62.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 6.0%

Black African American : 6.0%

Asian : 6.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 36.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 3.0%

White : 39.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 2.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Students who are under 21 years of age OR who receive more than $8,500 in institutional scholarships per academic year are required to live in student housing.

Student Newspaper : The Banner

Student Newspaper URL : http://cbubanner.com

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 66.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 42.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $100.00

Housing deposit due : Aug 1

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Lancers

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Scholarship

NCAA Division II

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cheerleading

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Volleyball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Water Polo

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Wrestling

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $45.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 8,241

Admitted : 6,451

Enrolled : 1,523

Less selective 78.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Level of Applicant's Interest

Considered

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Recommended: SAT Reasoning Test and Subject Tests; or ACT

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT Subject Tests

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

State high school equivalency certificate

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

School achievement record, test scores, essays, and recommendations are very important in admissions decisions.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 16.0%

Top Quarter : 40.0%

Top Half : 77.0%

Bottom Half : 23.0%

Bottom Quarter : 5.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 18.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 17.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 14.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 12.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 2.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 3.0%

600 - 699 : 23.0%

500 - 599 : 50.0%

400 - 499 : 22.0%

300 - 399 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 3.0%

600 - 699 : 19.0%

500 - 599 : 49.0%

400 - 499 : 24.0%

300 - 399 : 5.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 5.0%

24 - 29 : 23.0%

18 - 23 : 51.0%

12 - 17 : 21.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 5.0%

24 - 29 : 22.0%

18 - 23 : 39.0%

12 - 17 : 34.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 6.0%

24 - 29 : 22.0%

18 - 23 : 46.0%

12 - 17 : 23.0%

6 - 11 : 3.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Students who score three (3) or higher on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam will receive three units of lower division credit for the equivalent course. AP scores and related credit hours awarded are provided in the CBU catalog. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of the University Registrar for additional information. More information about Advanced Placement in general is available on the College Board web site at www.apcentral.collegeboard.com.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Academic Electives

0

3

History

2

0

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

2

3

Science Lab

2

3

Social Studies

2

0

Foreign Language

2

3

Visual/Performing Arts

0

1

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 90.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 32.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

490 - 600

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

500 - 610

ACT Composite

18 - 24


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

Art History

3

6

ART 241 & ART 242

All

Biology

3

4

BIO 143 & BIO 143L

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MAT 245

All

Calculus BC

3

4

MAT 255

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHE 115

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

6

CHI 115 & CHI 125

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

POL 255

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CIS 268

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

--

All

Drawing

3

3

ART 204

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENG 113

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENG 201

All

Environmental Science

3

3

--

All

European History

3

3

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

6

FRE 115 & 125

All

4

6

FRE 125 & FRE 215

All

5

6

FRE 215 & FRE 225

All

German Language and Culture

3

6

Foreign Language I & II

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

6

Foreign Language I & II

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

6

Foreign Language I & II

All

Latin

3

6

LAT 115 & LAT 125

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

BUS 218

All

Microeconomics

3

3

BUS 217

All

Music Theory

3

3

MUS 114

All

Physics 1

3

4

Physics Lab Science

All

Physics 2

3

4

Physics Lab Science

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

Physics Lab Science

All

4

4

PHY 203

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

Physics Lab Science

All

4

4

PHY 201

All

Psychology

3

3

PSY 213

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

6

SPA 115 & SPA 125

All

4

6

SPA 125 & SPA 213

All

5

6

SPA 213 & SPA 223

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

--

All

Statistics

3

3

STA 144

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POL 213

All

United States History

3

6

HIS 213 & HIS 223

All

World History: Modern

3

3

--

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Biology

50

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

3

College Algebra

50

3

College Composition

50

3

College Mathematics

50

3

English Literature

50

3

Financial Accounting

50

3

French I

50

6

German I

50

6

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

6

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

6

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

6

Spanish I

50

6

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 66.0%

% of loans / jobs : 34.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 94.0%

% Judged to have need : 90.0%

% that were offered aid : 90.0%

% that had need fully met : 18.0%

% of need met : 36.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $23,305.00

Avg non need-based aid : $12,887.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $13,789.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,391.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $36,383.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 2

Respond By Date : Jun 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Joshua Morey

Financial aid office phone : (951) 343-4236

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,305.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Matching room and board scholarship for recipients of the ROTC scholarships. Yellow Ribbon Scholarship for qualified veterans.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Music/Drama

ROTC

Religious Affiliation

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

External finance company

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Air Force : Offered at a cooperating institution

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$36,220.00

$36,220.00

$36,220.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$36,220.00

$36,220.00

$36,220.00

Room and board:

$12,600.00

$15,082.00

$6,786.00

Books and supplies:

$1,970.00

$1,970.00

$1,970.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$3,796.00

$4,076.00

$3,644.00

Transportation expenses:

$846.00

$1,278.00

$1,134.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$55,432.00

$58,626.00

$49,754.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$55,432.00

$58,626.00

$49,754.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cheerleading

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

Available

Water Polo

Available

Available

Wrestling

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 24

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.5

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 70

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 100

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 36

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 2,979

Transfers admitted percentage: 49.0%

Transfers admitted: 1,489

Transfers enrolled percentage: 33.0%

Transfers enrolled: 986

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 81.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 19.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

If student has fewer than 24 transferable semester credits, high school transcript or GED along with SAT or ACT scores are required.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $45.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $36,220.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $12,600.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $15,082.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,305.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $3,809,241.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 129

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Foreign Student Financial Aid Application

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 84

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 71

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students