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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
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 – 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
56%
SAT Range
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,275/ 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
$23,987/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

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
    17%
  • On Campus
    82%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,442Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
294
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Friendly
    37%
  • Smart but can be clicky and stuck up
    26%
  • Smart
    16%
  • Both friendly and smart
    11%
  • Kind, but odd on average.
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
56%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.41 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Community
    38%
  • Feels like a family
    29%
  • Small!
    29%
  • Huge
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $44,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    58%
    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

    Christian Brothers University Reviews

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    Small, close-knit environment that, when you get involved, feels like a family. Sometimes it can feel too small and too limited in terms of opportunities, but if you are looking to know your professors, know administrators, and be a student leader in organizations (or looking to start a new organization!), CBU is the place for you!
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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.
    My experience at CBU was a great one. For a college that's not as large as the University of Memphis that's down the street, what one gets in the lack of a plethora of students is a close-knit campus. I cannot explain how I met some of the friends I've made, whether it was in a shared class or just by being in the same corner of the library for years. The professors are indeed hard on us, but what students get out of it is a invaluable education. In response to the current pandemic, CBU adjusted tremendously as best as they could. So while there were some hiccups along the way, I would never trade the past four years at CBU for another college. I'm happy to be a Buccaneer forever.