Riverside, CA
California Baptist University


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Recent Reviews

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

California Baptist University is the perfect place to learn, grow, and figure out where you're going in life.

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

California Baptist University is the perfect place to learn, grow, and figure out where you're going in life.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for its community; the faculty, staff, and students are extremely welcoming and have real desire to see each student grow and succeed. When you attend CBU, you truly feel like you are apart of something special, from traditions to faculty-student interaction, CBU feels like home.

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

Don't sweat the small things. You're about to make the most life-changing decision. I know that things aren't going the way you wanted them to, but you have no idea what the next four years have in store for you. You didn't get in where you wanted to go, but trust me, CBU is not settling. You're going to make friendships and connections that will last a lifetime. Don't visit home so often, it will always be there. Get involved in campus activities; join clubs, go to events, be a part of the traditions. Visit your professors for office hours, they truly want to help you and you need them. Start researching soon, and don't wait until the last semester to take those pesky GE classes you're dreading. Communicate with your roommates, and look out for the people who are on the fringe. So many people around you are going to be struggling; try to notice the little ways you can make a difference. Soak up each and every moment, because it goes by even faster than you think.

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

To little Jeana, At 17, you are younger than you feel an older than you seem. You have dreamed of university all your life a...

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

To little Jeana, At 17, you are younger than you feel an older than you seem. You have dreamed of university all your life and worked harder than anyone to have the perfect grades and perfect self to achieve that dream. And you will have that dream. You will go to a beautiful school and be adopted by the friends you've always wanted and educated by the teachers you hope to one day be. You will meet your best friend and you will have donuts every Christmas. You will meet your favorite nurse and have a cozy apartment. But right now, you're 17, being released from the hospital. You were refusing to eat. You were refusing to feel. You were alone. Little one, do not despair, your dreams still await you and no amount of self-hatred and neglect will keep you from them. You are so strong and so worthy of the work you've done for your education. It might not be as soon as you'd like, but you know that your best takes time. You deserve the best. Love, yourself.

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

My only regret before coming to CBU was that it was not my first choice. Had I known I would make lifelong friendships and grow as a student and person, I would have come to CBU sooner. I had spent time at another school prior to CBU that did not care to cultivate me as a human being. That school viewed me as a liability for my depression, but CBU viewed me as a valued member of a community with a purpose on their campus. I am only glad that CBU is my home for the rest of my education.

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

When I tell others about CBU, I tell them about how much my school has changed me for the better. This school has given me so many opportunities to grow academically, spiritually, and socially. The friends I have met here have helped me beat depression and I will cherish them for the rest of my life. The educators I have met here will continue to be my mentors after graduation. If you don't want to come here for that, we do have an on-site Chic-fil-A for your meal plan. Who could say no to that?

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

I would advise myself to work harder in my academics and athletics. I would go back and tell myself to not let things like be...

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

I would advise myself to work harder in my academics and athletics. I would go back and tell myself to not let things like being in band embarrass me and to be proud to be my unique self. I would tell myself to try and get better grades. I would like to remind myself to always be proud of who I am. Also I would let myself know that it is extremely different transitioning from high school to college and advise myself to be a little more independent and take more initiative. I would also advise myself to create a savings fund because college is extremely expensive.

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

The worst thing about this school is the tuition. I know it is a private school and they probably need to charge students this much to keep up with the expenses but as a student it is going to be difficult for me to repay the loans I'm taking out to attend the university.

What kind of person should attend this school?

It is overall an amazing school and I think a student who believes in Jesus and has a Christian backround will fit in although others with the different beliefs could fit in too but they must be open minded. It has a very comfortable enviroment with very kind people who attend.

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

California Baptist University is actively concerned with your academic, spiritual, emotional, and financial life. You will co...

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

California Baptist University is actively concerned with your academic, spiritual, emotional, and financial life. You will come into your purpose there.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It is known for being greatly grounded in Christ.

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

Ife, be strong and believe in what you want. Stand up for what you want. Don't give up to easily. Please, don't let your circumstances distract you emotionally and academically. Please focus on your studies, please. Trust me, no situation will be too hard for you to bare. You are stronger than what you believe. You are smarter than what people have made you believe. Trust me, you can trust God. At the end God is who will stand true to you. Finish college. You can do it.

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

If i could go back and give myself advise about what college i would tell myself to not get so emotionally involved. i spent so much time investing in the life of my high school friends that i didnt do as much studying as i could have. Also i would have told myself to get better grades because once you get to college it pretty much all rides on how you did in highschool.

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.

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