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CBU Fast Facts
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
Average SAT: Reading 504, Math 493, Writing 495
Average ACT: 22
Scholarships offered: Yes
Grants offered: Yes
Loans offered: Yes

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

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 mouth-watering menus at the University’s three on-campus restaurants, 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. 

About the CBU School of Nursing
The CBU School of Nursing is one of the best private Christian nursing schools in California, with an NCLEX pass rate that has averaged 90% over the last three years. The School offers Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing degrees. The School of Nursing has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CBU is equipped with an expert faculty that bring years of academic and professional experience to the classroom and state-of-the-art labs, including the advanced nursing skills and physical assessment labs. The School is fitted with high-fidelity patient simulators and crash carts with AEDs that enable students to practice the necessary skills before they go into a hospital. For more information, visit

About the CBU College of Allied Health
Allied health professionals work with physicians and other members of the health care team to deliver patient care services for identifying, preventing, and treating disease and disabilities. Allied health professionals include athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, health educators, health information managers, health care administrators, laboratory technicians, and physical therapists. The CBU College of Allied Health is comprised of the Departments of Health Science and Kinesiology. The College offers bachelor’s degrees in Communication Disorders, Health Care Administration, and Public Health, as well as Health Science with a Pre-med concentration. For more information, visit