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Admissions & Aid

You’ve been created for a unique purpose. CBU makes it our mission to help you realize your role as a servant leader through a combination of faith-rooted academic programs, a Christian community invested in your success and financial support.

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Live your purpose as you look ahead to what’s next. Explore all resources to understand the application and financial aid process, or contact an advisor for assistance.

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Traditional Undergraduate

You’re making the transition from high school — or, you’re seeking out a new, invigorating community to complete your bachelor’s degree.

CBU welcomes you — your drive, your inquisitiveness and your desire to explore in a faith-centered community. As a top private Christian University in Southern California, graduating students are ready to serve locally and globally, equipped to embody Christ’s principles through their giftings and vocation. We strive to see you succeed and connect with your career, regardless if you’re still deciding on a major of if you have your future precisely planned out.

Review requirements for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Learn more about how to apply and explore scholarships for undergraduates.

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You aim to make a larger impact through your life in the various settings you live and work. Now, with the opportunity to lead, you seek further educational investment to advance your knowledge to provide this level of guidance.

Get the direction needed to fulfill your vocation at CBU, whatever your aspirations or career. We consider where you are and structure our graduate programs around the schedules of working adults. To make this change, review all application requirements, and explore ways to pay for your degree.

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We live in an increasingly global society. Today’s leaders not only need to think strategically and have a defined vision but operate compassionately and cross-culturally, forging connections in all contexts.

CBU prepares our students not only to function in but set the pace of our dynamic society. We strive to nourish the whole student and fuel their success — through challenging academic programs and a mission to make a lasting impact.

Think ahead to where you see yourself and the steps needed to get there. To get started, review requirements for international undergraduate and graduate students as well as financial aid options and other resources for starting your journey.

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Earn your degree wherever you happen to be. Perhaps you’re looking to finish your bachelor’s or you’re interested in moving up in your field. Pursue your purpose in a format and pace suiting your goals through one of CBU’s 40 online programs spanning bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Attend full or part time with classes scheduled around your existing career and other obligations. Review all requirements before submitting an application, or reach out to our team with any questions.

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Greg Johnson

I feel very blessed that the thing that I love to do most in life also happens to be the thing that I am best at and am fortunate enough to make my living doing.

Greg Johnson '08

B.M. in Theory and Composition

Dillon Chado

My classes with Dr. Prather helped me decide that airport operations was the career path that I wanted to take. Now that I have been working in the industry, I do not regret that decision one bit.

Dillon Chado '17

B.S. in Aviation Management

Haley Chambers

CBU's nursing program was awesome because it had the latest and greatest technology that optimized learning and had clinical sites in high acuity facilities. ... CBU helped prepare me for the future as a registered nurse in the U.S. Navy.

Haley Chambers '22

Nursing, B.S.N.

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