Christian Brothers University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Memphis, Tennessee
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Christian Brothers University Admissions Overview:

Christian Brothers accepts half of the students who apply each year, making it fairly selective. Students with strong grades, a healthy academic background, and test scores above average have a better chance of being accepted. Students applying to CBU can use the school's application or the Common Application. In addition to an application and test scores (from the SAT or ACT), prospective students should submit high school transcripts and a small application fee.

Admissions Data (2016):

Christian Brothers University Description:

Founded in 1871, Christian Brothers University is a private, Catholic University in the Lasallian tradition. The 75-acre campus is located about four miles from downtown Memphis, Tennessee. The university welcomes students of all faiths, and just 20% are Catholic. Students come from 22 states and 22 countries. 40% of CBU students live on campus, and the school has an active fraternity and sorority system. On the academic front, professional fields in business and technology are among the most popular with undergraduates. Academics are supported 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the average class size is 14.

The university does well with financial aid. On the athletic front, the Christian Brothers University Buccaneers compete in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference. The university fields six men's and seven women's intercollegiate sports. Popular sports include basketball, soccer, softball, track and field, and baseball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,138 (1,684 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 80% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,860
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,700
  • Other Expenses: $2,716
  • Total Cost: $43,276

Christian Brothers University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 59%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,183
    • Loans: $6,038

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Electrical Engineering, Finance, Information Technology, Marketing, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 31%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Golf, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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