Life at CBU

What’s it like at CBU?

As a student at CBU, you’ll find that friendships come easy and most people are up for a spontaneous adventure and a deep meaning-of-life conversation—sometimes in the same night. Of course, adjusting to college has its challenges, but CBU is here to ensure your college years are some of the best of your life.

So take advantage of all we offer: Live on campus, meet classmates for coffee at Wanda’s, join a small study or form an intramural volleyball team.

Make your CBU experience your own.


A college experience isn’t quite complete until you move on campus. Join the 40% of CBU’s undergraduate students who choose dorm life, and pack your toothbrush because you’ll feel right at home once you get here.


California Baptist University is located in the city of Riverside, a community of just over 300,000 and less than 60 miles (95 kilometers) from Los Angeles. Situated between the Southern California coastline and Palm Springs, Riverside is close to a remarkable variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. There is so much to do in and around CBU, and so many opportunities to make real, lasting friendships.


Students at CBU come from all over the world and represent many different cultures. While there are many opportunities to integrate into the American life, there will also be opportunities to share your own culture and learn about others'.