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Christian Brothers University
Memphis, TN
Christian Brothers is church-affiliated university. Founded in 1871, it gained university status in 1990. Its 70-acre campus is located four miles from downtown Memphis.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,410
   Women 751 (53.3%)
   Men 659 (46.7%)
Graduate Students 432
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 52% of 2,387 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.63 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $41,540
  Tuition and Fees $30,860
  Room and Board $7,000
Average Percent of Need Met 80%
Average Freshman Award $28,257
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 100
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Memphis Population 655,155
Nearest Metropolitan Area Memphis
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 67% of freshmen, 47% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Buccaneer
Sororities 19% of women participate
Fraternities 25% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.7% Asian
30.6% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
46.6% White
6.0% Unknown
International Students 6.7% from 21 countries
First-Year Students Returning 80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 32.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 23.0%