B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Christian Brothers University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
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
46%
SAT Range
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$15,556/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,567/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,763/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,768/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,662/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,245/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,300Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Smart but can be clicky and stuck up
    31%
  • Smart
    19%
  • Kind, but odd on average.
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
66%
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.35 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Community
    39%
  • Small!
    33%
  • Feels like a family
    22%
  • Huge
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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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!
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Overall, I love CBU and in the past year it has truly become my home away home! A few of my favorite things about CBU are that there no shortage of things to do on campus, I always feel safe there, and the professors really care about the students. One thing I would like to see change is the relationship between commuters and the school. I am not a commuter myself but I have a lot of friends who are. A lot of events happen later in the evening or during week days, making it hard for commuters to get involved on campus. If we could change the commuter experience in anyway, I'm sure there would be an immediate increase in Buc pride on campus.
Even though I am just a freshman, the first year experience CBU offers is awesome! The student life staff work really hard to make sure there is something for everyone to do. The teachers really care about their students' success, and sometimes even offer extra credit to the whole class. The dorms are very nice and make me feel at home. Definitely happy with my choice!