California Baptist University (CBU)

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California Baptist University can be found in Riverside, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around five thousand students enrolled each year at California Baptist University.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores to this school. A score in the range of 1270 to 1650 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the California Baptist University (CBU) average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.25 for accepted students. An estimated 80 percent of all students which applied were admitted at CBU, and from those that were granted acceptance around 33 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall California Baptist University (CBU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for California Baptist University was reported as 78.8% in Fall 2013 with over 3,850 applications submitted to CBU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • CBU SAT Scores: 1270 - 1650
  • CBU ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • CBU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into California Baptist University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of California Baptist University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for California Baptist University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 73.8%
  • 2010-2011: 70.8%
  • 2011-2012: 74.1%
  • 2012-2013: 73.3%
  • 2013-2014: 78.8%
  • Projected CBU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 75.2%

How Does California Baptist University (CBU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for California Baptist University is forty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
La Sierra University46.8%
University of Redlands67.2%
Claremont McKenna College11.7%
Pitzer College14.5%
Pomona College13.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to California Baptist University (CBU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading430 - 550
Math420 - 560
Writing420 - 540
Total Score1270 - 1650
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 24
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