California Baptist University Reviews

3.38 out of 5 stars
(24 Reviews)
69% of 24 students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of 24 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.6 out of 5 stars
Unacceptable Program - 4/11/2020
Degree: Aviation
Graduation Year: 2022
"The aviation program at this school touts itself amongst the best in the country, yet has constantly underperformed since its conception. Students that enrolled in the Aviation Flight degree program here have wasted unreasonable number of semesters to simply complete one of the seven flight ratings needed to become a fully certified flight instructor. The program has suffered many losses such as Part 141 certification for reduced airline hour minimums, faculty and students, and the replacing of the Department Chair amongst other things. While the replacing of the Department Chair has brought about some needed changes the pace at which needed change is implemented is still slow and students are still not completing training at a reasonable rate of time. Additionally, I have several friends involved in a lawsuit with the university which I have been debating joining, though fear of retaliation holds me back which makes me feel stuck here. If you are looking to become a professional pilot I highly recommend you look elsewhere as CBU will waste a lot of your time and money and you are 95% likely to change degree programs like many students have already done."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Haley - 12/27/2019
Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019
"During my time as an undergraduate student at CBU I had some of the best faculty and staff as my professors and was able to learn more than just what I needed to complete my degree. The College of Engineering has amazing professors who are invested in their students and truly want to see their students succeed."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Kate - 8/24/2019
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2019
"I'm surprised at some of long-winded, ranting, negative reviews. I've had an amazing experience being a student with the CBU Online Master's program. Let me tell you, just because it is online it is NOT easy. In fact, I'm pretty sure they make it insanely hard because they're making up for the fact that you're not sitting in a classroom 15 hours a week. There is a LOT of homework. The teachers really do care and want you to learn. The most challenging aspect - aside from trying to work full-time and complete this Master's program - is that there are critical assignments each term that MUST be passed with a B or higher to pass the course, no matter how well you're doing in it otherwise. It definitely keeps you on your toes and ensures you're taking it seriously and invested in the learning. I find the assignments extremely difficult if not vague and confusing, but I believe that's because they want you to work really hard. I am certain that when I graduate in December it is going to be the best and most accomplished I've ever felt. I'll know I really earned the degree because of how hard I worked."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Aviation Scam - 4/9/2019
Degree: Aviation
Graduation Year: 2019
"DON'T ENROLL in the Aviation Flight Program. This program has misled dozens of students interested in becoming future pilots. This program is a complete failure and an ongoing lawsuit with many of the students is in progress. Excessive aircraft downtimes, lack of instructors, mismanagement of the overall program has lead to a huge bottleneck that results in students taking 3-5 semesters to complete a flight lab that should take just 1."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Aviation Disaster - 4/9/2019
Degree: Aviation
Graduation Year: 2019
"I have been a student for over 2 years in the Aviation Flight Program and I must say this has been the worst experience with an academic institution that I ever had. This is anything but a university level program. While in attendance my entire class either dropped out or switched their degree plan because the mismanagement of the program had failed them. Anything that could go wrong with this program did happen to include: mismanagement of the program, loss of FAA flight school certificate, loss of instructors and professors, excessive downtime of aircraft. I waisted 5 semesters of tuition here. the program currently has a lawsuit against it."
1.0 out of 5 stars
john - 3/25/2019
Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2020
"Deciding to attend CBU was a huge mistake. The experience I have had has been nothing but negative. Admissions, financial advisor, councilors all have mislead me causing huge financial issues, The guidance given by CBU has lead me to spending more money, getting in more debt, and getting stuck in a program longer. The quality for the classes, and education has been poor. Many of these professors do not do anything. I pay too much and receive too little in return. CBU is nothing but a fraud image. Teaching comes last at this school."
1.5 out of 5 stars
Unhappy Student - 2/20/2019
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2020
"CBU is absolutely ridiculous. I go home crying everyday because I feel so overwhelmed and alone. I have been shown that many faculty members do not care about students. Every day I ask myself how I somehow scraped by, Im so tired and frustrated with this school. Parking is a joke. CBU prioritized an events center (money) over a parking structure that is needed by students. I come to school early in hopes of finding a parking spot (I even have an 8am class) and I cant find parking some days because of events. Event parking should not be in the main parking lot for commuter students. Some days I drive from LA and I hate coming to school to find out theres some event I had no idea about. I have to walk very far some days and shuttles come every 20 minutes so its hard to even catch one without being super late to class. A lot of engineering professors are unprofessional and difficult to understand. I had a professor tell me that several assignments were not due, that they were only listed because the other class was doing them. I made sure to ask her at least 3 other times throughout the week and she confirmed that they were not due. To my great surprise, we ended up turning them it. This semester we have to do a project for a class. The professors havent even finished designing the course were supposed to design our robots around and they havent even figured out the rules. Our professor constantly gives us false information and this even led to one of my project partners being berated by a very rude professor. The lack of communication and organization in the engineering department is laughable. No one can find any common ground and it is a struggle just to figure out what is happening. In one course, all of our students got a D or worse on a particular assignment because it was explained so poorly by our professor. No one knows what to do. I dont like this school and I am looking into transferring. I would not recommend this school for engineering. The fees and tuition are way too expensive for the quality of education you would receive. Id rather go to a large UC, pay less and have the same kind of issues. Its not worth it. A lot of the students that attend CBU are not kind and a lot of the boys are very intense. The boys here will send you 10 messages in a row without any shame and will actually follow you to class/change majors just to have an excuse to constantly bother you. Its really creepy and Ive had it happen to me several times. I feel uncomfortable here. Sometimes I try to ask other students for help, they just scoff and ignore me. Its really hard to interact with these children in any kind of way. Yeah, I say children because they definitely have some more growing up to do. The food is good. I normally get a chik fil a biscuit and cry in my car between classes. So theres that."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 2/5/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2022
"A very well-kept modernized school. On the come up to become a well known school with the transition to division one. Great programs that have the ability to let students connect with professors, which isnt allowed in all places. Strong Christian roots and very loving faculty."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Marcus Duringer - 2/27/2018
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017
"Highly recommend choosing California Baptist University. The professors are knowledgeable of their fields and the material taught will prepare you for real world situations. The campus is great size, with all classrooms on main campus or a short walk across the street. Also the food is high quality and very tasty. Go Lancers!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ashley Goodman - 8/21/2017
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course content provided by this school. The quality of the instruction was excellent. The instructors were very communicative, responsive, and helpful. Having attended California Baptist University after attending a public community college, I was very pleased with the quality of instruction being offered by California Baptist University, exceeding the quality of the public community college immensely."
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