Welcome High School Counselors

We have put this webpage together to act as a helpful resource for you as you advise students through the college search process. Our Admissions team is grateful for all the effort you put in to help students find the college that best suits their goals and aspirations. Feel free to come back to this page as a resource in the future!

There are a few key aspects of our unique approach to higher education that we want to highlight. At CBU our slogan is, “Live your Purpose.” We believe each student has been created for a unique purpose. We help students understand that purpose by fostering a Christ-centered educational experience that integrates academics with spiritual and social development opportunities. Each of the four areas below represent our “Core 4” outcomes we strive for each of our graduates to experience here at CBU.

Academically Prepared

At CBU, we have over 80 undergraduate majors to choose from. With majors ranging from Aviation to Worship Arts and Ministry, our goal is to set your students on the path to a successful future. With a 17:1 faculty to student ratio, our dedicated professors are able to engage and support students specifically through their academic discipline. We also have great facilities and resources in place to serve our diverse student body of over 10,000 students. In the last 5 years alone, we’ve added over 600,000 square feet of usable space on campus! Take a virtual tour of our campus in Riverside, CA and see why we are ranked one of the best college campuses in California. 

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Biblically Rooted

We instill Biblical values and cultivate spiritual growth by providing students with a 100% Christian faculty and staff, a curated curriculum and global and local outreach opportunities. Students are encouraged to take the collective knowledge gain from class discussion, campus chapel or small group Bible study and put it to practice. We invest in our students, so that they can invest in others and make an impact for God’s glory.

Equipped to Serve

At CBU, we strive to provide students with opportunities to serve the local community and help make a lasting impact. Additionally, we prepare students to catapult into their chosen profession. A CBU education will set your students apart because it is built on character growth and integrity. We want to see students make a difference in their particular place of vocation. Learn how our Career Center prepares CBU students for the future.

Globally Minded

Our desire is that students would be challenged to see how what they’re learning at CBU can be applied in a global context. We offer students from all faith backgrounds opportunities to serve around the world and experience different worldviews and cultures. Additionally, we offer study abroad opportunities in which students can receive class credit. The most popular places students choose are parts of Western Europe and Costa Rica.

Application Requirements

Students can complete our application online here on our website. We offering rolling admissions and will accept applications throughout the year. Here is a full list of what is required in order to have a completed application:

  • Submitted Application
  • Essay
  • $45 Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores

Financial Aid

CBU is more affordable than you may think. The average gift aid award for incoming students was $18,350. Gift aid is made up of grants and scholarships that students do not have to pay back! Please look over all of the scholarships and grants available at CBU

Helpful Links

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