Science & Engineering Profile

Located 60 miles east of Los Angeles, California Baptist University is one of the fastest-growing private Christian universities in the region. CBU’s 160-acre suburban Riverside campus is located between Southern California beaches and mountain resorts—an ideal place for Engineering students to discover and live their God-given purpose.


Student population: 10,486
Average class size: 22
Student-faculty ratio: 17:1
Average ACT score: 22
Undergraduate tuition: $32,942 per year (2019–2020)
Room and board: $9,660 (2019–2020)
Average fees: $2,120 (2019–2020)
Average GPA: 3.54
Average SAT scores: Reading + Writing 547, Math 533
Scholarships offered: Yes
Grants offered: Yes
Loans offered: Yes

CBU offers the expansive range of academic programs and student support services you would expect from a large university while preserving the vibrant social and spiritual life that makes small schools so appealing. CBU students can enjoy a mouthwatering menu at the University’s spacious cafeteria, a cool swim in the enormous pool in the Lancer Aquatic Center, solitude in the historic Annie Gabriel Library, school pride at athletic events, and spiritual renewal at weekly chapel meetings.

CBU’s First-Year Orientation and
Christian University Success (FOCUS) program helps ease first-year students into University life and the CBU community. Starting with New Student Orientation Week, FOCUS provides activities and services to connect students to campus, classmates, and Christ and helps them succeed academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

About the CBU Bourns College of Engineering
CBU’s College of Engineering offers
10 bachelor’s degree programs:
• Biomedical Engineering*
• Chemical Engineering*
• Civil Engineering*
• Computer Science
• Construction Management
• Electrical and Computer Engineering*
• Engineering
• Industrial and Systems Engineering

• Mechanical Engineering*
• Software Engineering

Students will learn, collaborate, and experiment in CBU’s brand-new Engineering building. At 100,000 square feet, this state-of-the-art facility accommodates three stories of classrooms and labs. Each CBU Engineering student will experience a wide variety of hands-on learning activities, including local business internships and cross-cultural projects. As a result, CBU Engineering students don’t just know engineering—they become skilled and experienced engineers.

* Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,