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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
About Christian Brothers University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104
Website
From Christian Brothers University

Christian Brothers University is a tight-knit academic community in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee – one of the country's most vibrant cities. An affordable, private university, CBU offers classes with professors who know their students; outside the classroom, the focus is on hands-on learning experiences. CBU prepares students of all backgrounds and faiths to excel by providing a personalized, exceptional academic experience that is a launchpad for success. At CBU, you can build your future and make a difference in the world. CBU is the smart choice.

Christian Brothers University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Range
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$16,660/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,354/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,383/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,048/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,037/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,165/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,341Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Friendly
    39%
  • Smart but can be clicky and stuck up
    28%
  • Smart
    17%
  • Kind, but odd on average.
    11%
  • Both friendly and smart
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
64%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.37 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Community
    40%
  • Small!
    30%
  • Feels like a family
    25%
  • Huge
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
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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Christian Brothers University is a great college! All the professors are very helpful, and one great thing about them is that you can always go to them for any question you might have. They are very helpful and supportive. Overall, I really like the campus, it's safe and provides a great academic program. Most importantly I really like the career counseling team at CBU because they make sure that you have selected the right career for yourself, and provide the right guidance that will help you in the future. I would definitely recommend someone who is looking forward to applying to a four year college.
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I just started my Freshman year of college here, and so far I have been very impressed. The classes are very thorough and never crowded. All of the faculty are friendly and approachable; I have no trouble going to any one of my professors for help. The Christian Brothers themselves are very uplifting and inspiring people, both as a group and as individuals. They are always there to give wise guidance and a kind word of encouragement. Very striking is the intelligence, kindness, and integrity of the students; it truly shows that CBU holds strongly to the Lasallian principles of a quality education and social justice. The manner of the students, professors, and Brothers make it understood by all who enter the CBU campus that it is a safe place where all are welcome, where the dignity of the human person is respected, and where we remember that we are always in the holy presence of God. St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, pray for us! Live Jesus in our hearts forever!
Christian Brothers University is a great University to attend if you would like to receive multiple academic scholarships and sports scholarships. A high percentage of students that attend this university receive a large amount of scholarships academically. I had a 3.0 in high school and i received over $12,000 in for an academic scholarship! The class are also very small so getting help from the professor is a lot more accessible. The class size on average is about 15-20 students. Many of the professors have office hours two to three times a week and they are very friendly and helpful.