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Christian Brothers University
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  • 4 Year
  • MEMPHIS, TN

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

650 EAST PARKWAY SOUTH
MEMPHIS, TN 38104
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
From Christian Brothers University

Christian Brothers University is a tight-knit academic community in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee that was founded in 1871 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, an international Catholic teaching order. CBU literally offers its students the best of both worlds. It is a small, liberal arts school but is also nationally renowned for its STEM programs. It’s located on bucolic, 75-acre wooded campus in the urban center of a major metropolitan city. It is a private, Catholic university that is also home to one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, who collectively follow more than 30 religious faiths. CBU prepares students of all backgrounds to excel by providing a personalized, exceptional academic experience that is a launchpad for success and rooted in a mission to build better communities and a more inclusive society. At CBU, you can build your own future while you build a better world.

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Christian Brothers University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
50%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$17,830 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,539 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 22 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 34 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 34 responses

Majors

Mechanical Engineering at CBU

A degree in Mechanical Engineering offers you entry into one of today’s most in-demand career fields — 100% of our Mechanical Engineering recent alumni are employed and earning some of the highest starting salaries in the country. The design-oriented and laboratory-intensive program, emphasizes hands-on experience. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    78%
  • On Campus
    12%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,311 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
237
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Friendly
    32%
  • Smart but can be clicky and stuck up
    27%
  • Both friendly and smart
    14%
  • Kind, but odd on average.
    14%
  • Smart
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
47%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 44 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Community
    33%
  • Feels like a family
    26%
  • Small!
    26%
  • overpriced
    7%
  • Fast-paced
    4%
  • Huge
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 17 responses

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