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 attractions and mountain and desert resorts—an ideal place for Engineering students to discover and live their God-given purpose.


Student population: 9,157 (2016)

Average class size: 22

Student-faculty ratio: 17.5:1

Undergraduate tuition: $29,562 (per year)

Room and board: $10,680

Average fees: $2,120

Average GPA: 3.4

verage SAT score:
Reading 504, Math 493, Writing 495

Average ACT score: 22

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 enjoy a mouthwatering menu at the University’s spacious commons cafeteria, a cool swim in the enormous pool in the Lancers Aquatic Center, solitude in the historic Gabriel Library, chaos 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. A similar program called RE-FOCUS helps students in their senior year transition from college to career and teaches them essential job-interviewing skills.

About the CBU Bourns College of Engineering
CBU’s College of Engineering offers nine degree programs:
• Biomedical Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Civil Engineering*

• Computer Science

• Construction Management

• Electrical and Computer Engineering

• Industrial and Systems Engineering

• Mechanical Engineering*

• Software Engineering

Each CBU Engineering student will experience a wide variety of hands-on learning experiences, 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,