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Colleges / California Baptist University

California Baptist University

Riverside, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate64%
Acceptance Rate64%

California Baptist University Admissions

If you are planning on applying to California Baptist University, the fee for the application is $45.

California Baptist University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of California Baptist University's admissions stats.

California Baptist University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 1%
Mean SAT Score 1093
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 34%
Waitlist No

California Baptist University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for California Baptist University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to California Baptist University?

California Baptist University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on California Baptist University Admissions

Transferring to California Baptist University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to California Baptist University

California Baptist University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does California Baptist University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at California Baptist University

What does California Baptist University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with California Baptist University for more information on admission factors.

California Baptist University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to California Baptist University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with California Baptist University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Written Essay or Personal Statement

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into California Baptist University?

Students admitted to California Baptist University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 76% submitted a class rank. At California Baptist University 1% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 5% were in the top 25% and 25% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At California Baptist University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 23.6%
3.75 and 3.99 16.3%
3.50 and 3.74 18.5%
3.25 and 3.49 17%
3.00 and 3.24 12.1%
2.50 and 2.9 11.6%
2.00 and 2.49 0.9%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to California Baptist University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

California Baptist University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

California Baptist University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not. 34% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for California Baptist University?

To be competitive with other California Baptist University applicants, you should aim to earn between 900 and 1140 (or higher!) on the SAT. At California Baptist University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1140 and 25% of scored lower than 900, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a California Baptist University student is 1093.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of California Baptist University students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of California Baptist University students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for California Baptist University?

To be most competitive at California Baptist University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for California Baptist University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for California Baptist University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to California Baptist University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to California Baptist University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in California Baptist University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

California Baptist University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to California Baptist University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to California Baptist University.

Does California Baptist University accept transfer credits?

✅ California Baptist University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. California Baptist University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does California Baptist University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ California Baptist University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to California Baptist University?

✅ California Baptist University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is California Baptist University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for California Baptist University is 64%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at California Baptist University?

❌ California Baptist University does not offer early decision.

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California Baptist University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into California Baptist University? California Baptist University is a somewhat selective institution. The California Baptist University acceptance rate is 64%. This means that the institution accepts 63 out of every 100 applicants.


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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


20 to 26


20 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to California Baptist University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into California Baptist University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

California Baptist University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

900 - 1140


Math SAT Range

440 - 560


Reading SAT Range

460 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1140 and Above


900 to 1140


900 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for California Baptist University students is 1093. Applicants with SAT scores of 1140 and above have a good chance of being admitted to California Baptist University, while applicants with SAT scores between 900 to 1140 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 900 have a low chance of being offered a spot at California Baptist University.

California Baptist University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At California Baptist University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.58. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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