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California Baptist University, popularly called Cal Baptist, was originally founded in 1950 as the California Baptist College. It is a private Christian liberal arts institute in Riverside, California. The campus is spread across an area of 103 acres of land. Cal Baptist's recent Enrolments have been more than 3, 000 students. Cal Baptist offers a large number of bachelor's and graduate degrees and teacher credential programs through the following academic divisions:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Professional Studies
  • Dr. Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education
  • Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business
  • School of Behavioral Sciences
  • School of Christian Ministries
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Nursing
  • Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music
The athletics teams of California Baptist University are nicknamed the Lancers. The men's and women's teams participate in golf, soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming and diving, water polo, volleyball, wrestling, softball, and tennis. The U. S. News and World Report of 1998 placed Cal Baptist among the top five regional liberal arts institutes for faculty-student ratio. The 2006 edition of U. S. News and World Report ranked the university among the top 60 in its "Universities–Master's (West)" category.

Profile of California Baptist UniversityCalifornia Baptist is in a large city, in Riverside, California. The school has a Southern Baptist religious affiliation. California Baptist is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at California Baptist include therapy and Counselling, nutrition and exercise therapy, and liberal arts.

California Baptist Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 450 to 550 for students at California Baptist. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 440 and 550.

Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

California Baptist, in 2007, had 3, 775 students (3, 181 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Dorm living is common. California Baptist makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Golden State Athletic Conference for major sports. Student athletes can receive financial aid in some cases.

California Baptist Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts243liberal arts and sciences, English, history, political science, sociology, international studies, speech and rhetoric, interdisciplinary studies
Therapy and Counselling139Counselling psychology, psychology, behavioral sciences
Business and Management81business, business management, accounting and management
Education and Teaching77Education
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy61exercise science
Security and Law Enforcement38criminal justice and administration
Religion and Philosophy28Christian studies, theology, philosophy, pastoral Counselling
Media14communication studies, journalism
Art Studies8visual and performing arts
Computer Science and Engineering4information technology, computer and info science
Fine Arts1fine arts studies
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Contact: California BaptistCalifornia Baptist University

8432 Magnolia Ave

Riverside, California 92504-3297

General Phone: (951) 689-5771


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