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California Baptist University Student Life

California Baptist University is on a 160-acre campus in a suburban setting in Riverside, California, not far from Los Angeles. California Baptist University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

California Baptist University does not have fraternities or sororities.

California Baptist University has a thriving International Service Projects. In fact, more students participate in International Service Projects than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at California Baptist University include United States Service Projects, CBU Crazies (Campus Spirit), Summer of Service and Associated Students of California Baptist University (government and leadership).

California Baptist University students' favorite campus traditions are Fortuna Bowl/Homecoming, Midnight Madness (basketball season kick-off) and Yule Festival.

California Baptist University Housing

California Baptist University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most California Baptist University students live off campus. In 2021, 23% of undergrads at California Baptist University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 77% of students lived off-campus or commuted to California Baptist University. There are 3,459 spots available in on-campus housing for all 8,109 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,676 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 35% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.California Baptist University does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.

California Baptist University Athletics

At California Baptist University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at California Baptist University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Water Polo NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at California Baptist University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

California Baptist University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The California Baptist University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

California Baptist University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to California Baptist University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to California Baptist University, take CA State Highway 91 to Riverside, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Ontario International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore California Baptist University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

California Baptist University Students

63%

Women

37%

Men

89%

Full Time

11%

Part Time

91%

In State

9%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

38%

37%

6%

6%

6%

4%

2%

1%

1%

Undergraduate Students

8,109

Graduate Students

3,208

Non-Resident / International Students

169

California Baptist University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,317

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

77%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$37,328

Out-of-State

$37,328

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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