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California Baptist University is a private institution that was founded in 1950. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,403, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 128 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. California Baptist University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 58. Its tuition and fees are $26,900 (2012-13).
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California Baptist University (CBU) believes each person has been created for a purpose. CBU helps students understand and engage this purpose by providing a Christ-centered educational experience that integrates academics with spiritual and social development opportunities. Graduates are challenged to become individuals whose skills, integrity and sense of purpose glorify God and distinguish them in the workplace and in the world. California Baptist University emphasizes a life of assisting others in service-oriented careers such as counseling and teaching, or fields such as business, psychology, nursing, and engineering all based on biblical principles. CBU is diverse in its ethnicity, denominational affiliation, and the ages of its students, providing students with a global outlook in all areas of campus life. The challenging academic program and the opportunity for active participation in experiential learning provide for knowledge enhanced through personal experience. California Baptist University seeks to provide academic programs that prepare students for professional careers, as well as co-curricular programs that foster an environment supporting the intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development of each student. Within these arenas of the student experience the University, through its faculty and administration, has identified student outcomes as desirable and reflective of the impact it seeks to have in the lives of its students. Upon completion of a degree program, each student at California Baptist University should be able to: 1)Demonstrate spiritual literacy, including Biblical Christian faith and practice, Baptist perspectives, and the role of the Christian in fulfilling the Great Commission. 2)Respect diverse religious, cultural, philosophical, and aesthetic experiences and perspectives. 3)Use critical thinking skills to demonstrate literacy: listening, speaking, writing, reading, viewing, and visual representing. 4)Demonstrate competence in mathematical, scientific, and technological skills. 5)Transfer academic studies to a profession and the workplace. 6)Implement a personal and social ethic that results in informed participation in multiple levels of community. These student outcomes are succinctly distilled as the "Core 4": Academically Prepared; Biblically Rooted; Globally Minded; Equipped to Serve.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||California Southern Baptist Convention|
When applying to California Baptist University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at California Baptist University is $45. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 74.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||74.1%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at California Baptist University is 19:1, and the school has 47.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at California Baptist University include: Business/Commerce, General; Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies; Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General; Psychology, General; and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75.8 percent.
California Baptist University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,403, with a gender distribution of 37.3 percent male students and 62.7 percent female students. At this school, 49.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 51.0 percent of students live off campus. California Baptist University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
California Baptist University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. California Baptist University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at California Baptist University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at California Baptist University.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At California Baptist University, 70.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,067.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$26,900 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,510 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data