Riverside, CA
California Baptist University


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Recent Reviews

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

Cal Baptist is a safe, friendly, and positive environment that is inviting and welcoming to every student, making you feel co...

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

Cal Baptist is a safe, friendly, and positive environment that is inviting and welcoming to every student, making you feel comfortable and cared about as you pursue your educational goals.

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

Knowing what I know now about college life and making the transition, I would tell myself as a high school senior to take your work seriousy and to keep your GPA up by maintaining good grades. By doing this, you can ensure that you will be accepted into a good college while eliminating the extra classes and work load you would have to do when attending a community college. You will also be introduced to scholarships and grants in order to help you pay for your tuition, which you will find exteremely beneficial when trying to attend school full time. Creating a goal for your future career will put you on a straight and narrow track enabling you to take the specific classes you need and move you in the right direction. Once you begin your college classes, keep attending and be consistent with your schedule as little breaks can lead to a fall back in your education.

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

The only issue I have had as an online/hybrd student is specific classes I would have wanted to take on campus (hybrid) can be changed last minute to fully online when not filled up.

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

I love this school and enjoy how faith is integrated in many of the projects and work. It's fun, loving, and the environment ...

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

I love this school and enjoy how faith is integrated in many of the projects and work. It's fun, loving, and the environment is great. You instantly feel like you are a part of a huge family.

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

I would say to focus more on my work and go to class. Do the best I could so that I can go to a school where I will succeed. I did not go to college right after school so I would say go to school right after you graduate. Do not hold back and to stop procrastinating, time flys and doing well in school is very important. Especially your senior year. College is important so make sure your ready to focus and of course have fun.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing would be that they integrate faith in a lot of things that students do. They are so supportive and always encourage you.

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

High school was a difficult time for me. I knew I would never be able to go to college unless something miraculous happened. ...

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

High school was a difficult time for me. I knew I would never be able to go to college unless something miraculous happened. I worked really hard to get good grades all the while thinking "why am I even trying so hard if I’m just going to end up a waitress or in some other dead-end job?" For years that really affected my outlook on life and made me pessimistic; it robbed me of my youth in what should have been my best years. Then I realized that feeling bad for yourself when you have so much more than some is no way to live. I focused on giving my life worth and I decided college or not, I would live my life to help people by working with abused children. If I could go back I would say "don't lose faith because a miracle will happen." I would tell myself to let go and just be a kid, keep trying your best in school, and to never lose your love for those less fortunate than yourself because the only thing that matters in life is whether or not you made a positive impact on this world.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school are the small class sizes and the availability of most of the professors after hours for help. I've had teachers that really went out of their way to help me and other student's who struggled with the material. I'd say a lot of professors value stuent learning over student's merely getting the work done in time which is very rare in Universities these days.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Conservative Christians or people looking into living a faith-centered life should consider attending CBU. People who enjoy partying should consider going to a cal state rather than a conservative private. This school has a good drama and nursing program for those interested in either of those fields. It otherwise doesn't have any programs that stand out.

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

This is the best school you could go to, and they make everyone feel great and special!

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

This is the best school you could go to, and they make everyone feel great and special!

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

First off take the SAT's! Lots of people are encouraging you to go to community college but don't listen! It just takes longer to get through college! Stay focused now so it will pay off for your future in college. Don't let home life affect your studies ever. College life will be exciting, fun, but challenging and lots of work! Work on not being such a procrastinator now because that doesn't fly in college and makes life way more stressful then it needs to be! School first, fun later. Work on study skills now. Trust me! It will help you be successful in college. Now there will be stumbling blocks on your way to achieve your education, but keep going! Don't give up! Failures aren't people who fall down, rather people who fall down and never get up. If getting a degree were easy, then everyone would do it! By the way dump that boyfriend now! Six years down the road he breaks up with you, leaving you heart-broken and affecting your schoolwork and studies. Schools more important! Lastly always keep going, especially in those moments where you want to quit!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who wants to go to a school that makes you feel like its all about you. This is a Christian school but they are very accepting of others, so Christians and non-Christians. Someone who wants a small feel to a school and feel individually important to your professors. Someone who wants to make friends for life and get a great college education. Someone who wants to play sports. Anyone who just wants the best education possible!

jocelyne
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

CBU is best known for being one of the top private Christian universities; they offer bachelors, masters and credential progr...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

CBU is best known for being one of the top private Christian universities; they offer bachelors, masters and credential programs, they have a variety of majors , minors and programs to choose from. Not only that but CBU is also known for their beautiful campus.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

i dont believe that there is anything that's frustrating at CBU.

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

Knowing what I now know about college, I would tell myself not to be scared of these exciting changes and that working your b...

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

Knowing what I now know about college, I would tell myself not to be scared of these exciting changes and that working your butt off to apply for all the sholarships you can get your greedy little hands on will pay off. While the constant, repetitive, and generic essays may seem quite pedantic and meticulous the award of even "small" portions of college tuition will be worthwhile, as the repayment of student loans requires the borrower to pay back this money with interest. Therefore, any payment taken off of tuition will be time and energy well spent. Think of it this way: even if you spend ten hours on a $500 scholarship essay that's still $50/hour which is far more than any high school student can expect to make bfore pursuing an education. I'd tell myself to try my hardest and that things will get easier and less stressful in time. Good luck old me!

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

I would consider the biggest issue on my campus to be the lack of diversity within the student body. An increase in diversity, whether it be ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, or gender identification, an exposure to this diversification can lead to a more well-rounded and accepting individual. Which is sadly lacking on our campus; fortunately though, Milwaukee itself does not lack in diversity at all.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating aspect of Marquette is the idealogy of some of the student body as they tend to hail from more well-to-do families. The treatment of the education and what it costs them is very different from the students who come from lower to middle-range family incomes and pay for their own education.

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

As a high school senior, the only thing that held any sort of importance to me was my friends. School, let alone academics wa...

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

As a high school senior, the only thing that held any sort of importance to me was my friends. School, let alone academics was not even a concern of mine. I graduated without glancing at my transcripts. If I could go back, and yell myself into action and responsibility, I would do it without a second thought. I would make myself apply for colleges, take the SATs and ACTs. Not only that, I would tell myself to go to a tutor and actually try. I never took High school serious. If I could go back, I would tell myself to take pride in my school work, as much as I did with my job.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

California Baptist University is a Christian University, forming much of its academic foundation on biblical beliefs. It is not required to be a Christian to attend, however, chapel is required along with religious studies. I was skeptical at first because I had been sent to private schools growing up that left a bad taste in my mouth. However, CBU surprised me. Welcoming any type of student with full acceptance.

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

The help provided by Professors to pass your classes is unthinkable. With all of my experiences, they go out of their way to help, and if they can't, then The Academic Success Center is avaible for any enrolled student. The food is amazing, and the campus is incredibly beautiful!

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

If I could go back and talk to myself as a senior in high school there would be many things I would want to let her know. The...

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

If I could go back and talk to myself as a senior in high school there would be many things I would want to let her know. The first thing would be to not worry about making friends when you finally get to college. It seems a little ridiculous but that is one of the biggest fears all of my current friends had. I would assure my high school self that it would be nearly impossible to not make a friend. I think the next thing would be more of a warning to not get to overwhelmed, and really focus on the school work. It is very easy to get distracted in college. There is no one there telling you that you have to go to classes, or do the work, and while you will fail the course it doesn't seem as bad anymore because there isn't a parent yelling at you while holding a bad report card in your hand. I would encourage myself to do my best to remember that while there isn't as much pressure, I am still there for an education, and the fun can come second.

What's unique about your campus?

I believe the best thing about CBU is the community life it offers. There are always multiple events going on for anyone and everyone to attend. It gives many opportunities to meet new people, and make new connections. Not only this but there is almost always someone that you can go and talk to about any problems going on in your life at the moment. This is honestly one of the biggest benefits in attending CBU.

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

The worst thing ties in to the best thing of the events. Because while there are a ton of them if you commute to school rather than live on campus it is nearly impossible to know when any of these events are going on. You have to seriously listen and search for the times things are happening and most of the events are later at night which makes it quite difficult to attend.

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

Hello Brad, The first thing you need to know is that college life is a challenge, both socially and scholastically. Prepare ...

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

Hello Brad, The first thing you need to know is that college life is a challenge, both socially and scholastically. Prepare for your classes by purchasing all class materials as soon as the syllabus becomes available. Seek the assistance of the guidance counselor in mapping out your entire college career. You are not much for partying, so take the opportunity to further your studies and perfect your craft as a student athlete. Create good study habits. Be attentive, stay focused, and follow instructions. Ask questions if you do not understand something. College is not rocket science, it is career and life preparation. Soak up the opportunity to learn new things from new people. Come out of your shell. Ask the hard questions. Engage conversation with those you don't seem to have anything in common with. Find yourself. Express yourself. It is ok to be you. Complete every task to the best of your ability, cutting no corners. Have fun! Dream big! Commit!

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

I was given full disclosure of any and all expectations as a student prior to admission.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Thus far, I have not had any complaints about my institution, the staff, or faculty.

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

Although it is hard to live far away from your family, you really learn how to be on your own and you really grow as an adult...

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

Although it is hard to live far away from your family, you really learn how to be on your own and you really grow as an adult. I've learned that this was the best option for me because I've become more independent than I could ever imagine! It's been great living far away from my family even though I hate not being able to see them like I used to.

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

We need more space for chapel, on the days where everyone goes to chapel its really crowded.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you have no interest in learning about God or The Bible what-so-ever this school isn't a very good option for you.

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