News • September 19, 2019

CBU scores high in 2020 Niche rankings for quality of campus life

Riverside, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2019) -- California Baptist University received multiple recognitions in the latest national rankings, placing No. 6 for “Best College Campus,” No. 7 for “Best College Food” and  No. 27 for “Best College Dorms,” according to a 2020 Niche Best Colleges list.

The Niche 2020 Best College rankings are based on numerous statistical analyses per category, according to the site. The Best College Campus category, for instance, uses key statistics and student reviews in addition to data from the U.S. Department of Education. The Niche Best College Campus standings also take into account the quality of housing, food services and students' reviews of the campus.

“As a current sophomore, I couldn't be more satisfied with my decision to attend CBU. It has everything I was looking for: small student to professor ratio, rigorous academics, positive campus culture, strong faith environment, and top-notch athletics. When I first walked onto campus, I immediately felt as though this could be my new home,” wrote a student reviewer on’s profile page for CBU.

CBU also placed high among the Niche rankings for California colleges, including No. 2 for both “Best College Campus” and “Best College Food.” CBU placed No. 4 in the state for “Best College Dorms,” No. 9 for “Best Christian Colleges,” and No. 12 for “Best College Athletics in California.”

The rankings come after the recent announcement that CBU was ranked No. 43 by U.S. News and World Report in the category of "Best Regional University."  


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Riverside, CA 92504