Riverside, CA
California Baptist University


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Recent Reviews

Bethany
Describe the students at your school.

Everyone is extremely friendly, amiable and disposed to get to know you and for you to get to know them.

Describe the students at your school.

Everyone is extremely friendly, amiable and disposed to get to know you and for you to get to know them.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It's good to have goals to keep you focused, but don't be so tunnel-visioned that you miss the doors opening right and left along the way! You may find a different path you had never thought of taking. Yes, that time you made a hasty decision to fly off and live in Mexico for six months just because you couldn't find a way to get to China might have felt like a mistake at the time, but you ultimately learned some incredible life lessons. Yes, you casually submitted an application to a private university, got accepted and decided to attend the spring semester six weeks later and now feel like you're in a tornado of emails and phone calls and financial aid and scholarship applications and auditions and interviews and it feels like you're making one of the craziest mistakes in your entire 21 years on this earth and...it's worth it. Or it will be. Ride the wave! In a few years you'll look back and realize it wasn't all so hard as it seemed.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The theatre department is sadly very small. I would like to see some students with a desire to expand it!

Timothy
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Religious institution for privileged children of established and affluent parents.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Religious institution for privileged children of established and affluent parents.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Ask more questions about the classes you need to take for pre-med. Don't talk to Rachel first semester- don't waste your time she ain't the one. Don't date Melissa, she ain't the one either. Study hard when you go to college, don't get a C- in calculus. PLEASE don't get a C- in calculus, it kills your GPA. Don't start smoking your summer before your sophomore year, I know life will get hard but just hang in there it gets better. Stay strong until you meet Michelle. MAKE sure you go to that wedding in October, you'll meet the most beautiful and amazing woman besides your mom. Be smarter with money, keep track of where your money is going! Apply to more scholorships. Your parents will tell you that they are finnally financially stable, but they aren't it's just a front so you don't worry. Just ask your older brother and sister about it, they'll tell you the truth. Study hard, a lot of sacrifices have been made for you to stand where you are. Don't ever give up your passion. Change the world.

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who are able to afford a leisurely education at a high price. More for music, nursing, engineering, and business.

Andrea
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

California Baptist University is a home away from home and a place where I can be myself.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

California Baptist University is a home away from home and a place where I can be myself.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back and talk to my high school senior self i would say to prepare myself for alot of new things that I was definitely was not used to. I would say to not be afraid of venturing out and trying new things because getting involved my first semester really made things alot easier and enjoyable for me. Also, I would say not to be so shy about talking to new people and to not be afraid to make new friends. The one time I overcame my shyness I ended making really good friends who I know will be my lifelong friends. I would also say to myself, do not procastinate on projects, homework, studying, ANYTHING. It can really pile up and can cause great, unwanted stress that I didn't need, so plan out your homework schedule, along with major tests and quizzes. Lastly, I would just say to enjoy it. My first semester went really fast but it was a time I'll never forget and I am glad that I had the opportunity to experience it.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Honestly, there is nothing about my school that I dislike or anything that I would change.

Han
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

One advice I would give to myself is to study hard and do the best in each class because college classes are hard and require...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

One advice I would give to myself is to study hard and do the best in each class because college classes are hard and requires a lot of studying outside of the classrooms. Another advice I would give myself is to not worry about how scary college might be. Many high school seniors worry about college and are scared of the new transition happening in their lives. But I would tell myself to not worry because college might be scary the first day of school when you are trying to find your classrooms but the second day will not be scary at all. There are many friendly people that can become life-long friends, and college will be a place to help build and shape you into a successful person.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I knew more about the school and where all the classrooms are. Also, my school gives out free scan-trons so I wish I knew that before I came to this school.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The number one thing I brag about the most is how amazingly delicious the cafetaria food is. Also, how small many of the classrooms can be, so there's a greater chance to get to know the professor.

Joshua
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are hard working, honest, and diverse individuals.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are hard working, honest, and diverse individuals.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for a positive learning environment that encourages students to be their best self and work hard to attain their goals.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice that I would give myself is to make sure that I seek the help neccessary at a young age to be able to handle the transition to college life. It is very hard to be able to do it all by yourself and the reality is you do not have to. Prepare and ask for help every step of the way.

Tricia
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dear Tricia, College is great and fun! But you have to make it that way. Don't worry too much about work and how you're goin...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dear Tricia, College is great and fun! But you have to make it that way. Don't worry too much about work and how you're going to pay expenses, worry about school. School is the most important thing that matters right now. Get involved with the events that go on in high school, and especially the ones that go on at the university. The connections with people that you will make at CBU will be awesome. So make as many as you can! Meet new people, get involved, and most importantly- study hard! Your GPA is the most important thing.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would have known how important it is to live on-campus. I feel like I have missed out on much of the student life because of my commute between cities. I would have sought out scholarships such as this one so that I could have to opportunity to live on this beautiful campus.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about this school is the wifi. I know it's petty, but when you're working with a time restriction and the internet connection is being incredibly slow it can get you quite flustered. CBU is an expensive school to attend, and because of this they should make the wifi fast and easily accesible throughout the entire campus.

Kimberly
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Very career oriented, student friendly campus, staff go out of their way to help when needed.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Very career oriented, student friendly campus, staff go out of their way to help when needed.

Describe the students at your school.

Hard working, professional students, very goal oriented.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

One would think it would be easy to go back and say which things they would change about their life. To be honest, I would not change anything. I made mistakes when I originally graduated High school. But for better or worse, you learn from those mistakes. However, the one main thing I really did learn was that ultimately you need to keep going. You are a strong, intelligent individual, there might be obstacles in your way but "where there is a will, there is a way". Keep going as you are, plan ahead like you always have, but also do not forget to live. College allows you to grow both educationally as well as personally. Take advantage of the opportunities that are given to you. You never know where one opportunity might take you, you will learn of new talents and skills and new doors will open that you may never have imagined before. Taking new steps in your life, independently, will really help show you your true aspirations and goals in life. Doors will close and open, have faith that you are in the right direction, to succeed in a career that will make you happy.

Erin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As I stepped onto the old school campus I could hear my own young loud laugh. I looked over to where the freshman lockers we...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As I stepped onto the old school campus I could hear my own young loud laugh. I looked over to where the freshman lockers were I saw myself talking with my new friends. I was so innocent and unknowledgeable of the harsh real world, but hopefully my visit would prepare me a little bit better for the future. I quickly walked up to myself and pulled her off to the side and began speaking. “Erin, I have to tell you something,” I said as I saw my young self’s face express shier shock and slight fear but I continued. “You will be very successful in school. You’re a very hard worker and one day, that hard work will pay off. Never doubt yourself and always remember to be proud of every little thing you do, good or bad. The choices you make from this point on will lead you to do something great in your future. There will be hard times, and even a few times where you don’t think that you’ll make it, but you are strong, and you always make come out on top. You will be great. Remember that.”

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish that I had know about how very expensive it was to go to California Baptist University before I was accepted. I knew that it was going to be a lot of money but I thought that I could just cover it with loans. Unfortunately, the loans are barely covering half of the tuition and I need some serious help.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about school would have to be the lack of effective communication between my professors and me. Since I am going to school online right now, it is never face to face communication which can make things a little more complicated. Email and phone calls are the only way I can get in touch with them and at times they don't get back to me for days. It makes things increadibly frustrating.

Margaret
Describe the students at your school.

People who are interested in intellectual enrichment and are kind hearted.

Describe the students at your school.

People who are interested in intellectual enrichment and are kind hearted.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is still finding their internal being. Naturally I observe the individuals that are reclined in Gods word, its a beautiful sight to reflect upon.At Cal Baptist the atomosphere is already fresh and loving. I love how they motivate each person to live their purpose.

Yelin
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for their careers such as engineering, teaching and nursing. Most people know them for their food. Fo...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for their careers such as engineering, teaching and nursing. Most people know them for their food. Food is amazing just like everything else.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

An advice I would give myself back then was to really focus and be one step ahead of your game. In high school college may seem fun but its a big step for you to get everything together and go into the path to be succesfull. I would tell myself try hard, never give up even when you feel like you cannot do it anymore. It is better to try and fail then not try at all and fail. Remember your goals and why you want to do with your life in 5 years or 10. Do not procrastinate. Do not put other things priorities if it is not school and do not make money a problem. In the long run, hard work pays off. When you think no one is watching you, believe me someone is watching you, wishing they can accomplish the things you have. Dont give up and give it your all cause it does not get easier after that! Keep going!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

There is not type that should attent. Anyone should attend if they could. You can have different religious views and California Baptist well still make it seem like home. They care about your interest, career, religion and political view. their purpose is to find your purpose with a positive view. It is another home, no matter what type of person you are.

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