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Colleges / California Baptist University

California Baptist University

Riverside, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate80%

About California Baptist University

California Baptist University is a private, religious university in the suburb of Riverside, California. California Baptist University was founded in 1950. The college currently enrolls around 11,384 students a year, including 8,094 undergraduate students.

California Baptist University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into California Baptist University. Around 80% of applicants get into California Baptist University each year. In 2022, 7,654 students applied to California Baptist University and 6,117 were admitted.

California Baptist University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 10%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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California Baptist University is located in the town of Riverside, California, near Los Angeles.

If you want to see California Baptist University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take CA State Highway 91 to Riverside, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Ontario International.

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College Info

8432 Magnolia Avenue Riverside, CA 92504-3206

Campus Setting: Suburban

California Baptist University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to California Baptist University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to California Baptist University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

California Baptist University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

990 - 1180


Math SAT Range

470 - 580


Reading SAT Range

470 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1180 and Above


990 to 1180


990 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for California Baptist University students is 1090. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to California Baptist University, while applicants with SAT scores between 990 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 990 have a low chance of being offered a spot at California Baptist University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at California Baptist University is like? There are approximately 11,384 students enrolled at California Baptist University, including 8,094 undergraduate students and 3,290 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from CA and 10% percent of students are from other states.


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