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.

Website: www.cbu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,590
Undergraduate
Students
(51.3%) 816 Women
(48.7%) 774 Men
298
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
56% of 2,810 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.69
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$44,026
Tuition and Fees
$32,820
Room and Board
$7,400
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Freshman Award
$28,298
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,886
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
105
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
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Campus Life

Memphis Population
655,155
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Memphis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Buccaneer
Sororities
19% of women participate
Fraternities
25% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.2% Asian
26.9% Black/African-American
8.3% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
35.2% White
18.4% Unknown
International Students
4.0% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required May 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
650 East Parkway South
City, State, Zip
Memphis, TN 38104-5581
Phone
(901) 321-3205
Fax
(901) 321-3202
E-mail
admissions@cbu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
December 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
56% of 2,810 applicants were admitted
Women
52% of 1,792 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 1,018 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
478 (30%) of 1,574 admitted students enrolled
Women
227 (24%) of 933 admitted students enrolled
Men
227 (35%) of 641 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.69
3.75 and Above
51%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
11%
Score of 24 - 29
36%
Score of 18 - 23
43%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 28%
Top quarter: 61%
Top half: 85%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$44,026
Tuition and Fees
$32,820
Room and Board
$7,400
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,806
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003482
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
379 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
276 (72.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
276 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
46 (32.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$28,298
Need-Based Gift
Received by 276 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,500
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 189 (47.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,854
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 36 (18.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
99 (27.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,867

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,359 (99.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
976 (71.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
976 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
168 (28.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$25,525
Need-Based Gift
Received by 947 (96.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,664
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 682 (50.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,007
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 133 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
368 (28.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,501

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,886
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics
Number of Awards
1,630
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Performing Arts
Number of Awards
3
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
402
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Public Servants, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
640
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,108
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Applied Psychology
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing Practice
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
  • Physics, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
105
Part-Time Faculty
89
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
44%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
250,287
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
310
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of International Business, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Educational Leadership, Master of Accountancy, Master of Arts in Catholic Studies, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • International Business
  • Project Management
  • Religion

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Memphis Population
655,155
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Memphis
Campus Size
75 acres

Weather

Temperature
30.9 average low in January, 89.3 average high in September
Rain
107 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Memphis
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Memphis

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Buccaneer
School Colors
Scarlet and gray

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
rugby
Men's Club Sports
rugby

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, national fraternities, national sororities, black student association, tri-beta, hola cbu, delta sigma pi
Sororities
19% of women participate
Fraternities
25% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,590
Women
816 (51.3%)
Men
774 (48.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,402
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.2% Asian
26.9% Black/African-American
8.3% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
35.2% White
18.4% Unknown
International Students.
4.0% from 30 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
298

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
55.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
44.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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