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
1,526
Undergraduate
Students
(53.1%) 810 Women
(46.9%) 716 Men
366
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
53% of 2,757 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.69
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 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
81%
Average Freshman Award
$27,968
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,694
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
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.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.2% Asian
28.0% Black/African-American
9.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
41.6% White
12.2% Unknown
International Students
3.4% from 29 countries
First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.1%
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 Not Reported
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
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
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
53% of 2,757 applicants were admitted
Women
50% of 1,649 applicants were admitted
Men
56% of 1,108 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
478 (33%) of 1,451 admitted students enrolled
Women
245 (29%) of 832 admitted students enrolled
Men
233 (38%) of 619 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
21-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
10%
Score of 24 - 29
42%
Score of 18 - 23
48%
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: 27%
Top quarter: 56%
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
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003482
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
379 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
275 (72.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
275 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
90 (32.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$27,968
Need-Based Gift
Received by 274 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,686
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 130 (47.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,301
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 51 (18.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
104 (27.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,916

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,388 (99.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
964 (69.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
962 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
276 (28.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$24,970
Need-Based Gift
Received by 925 (96.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,001
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 488 (50.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,052
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 137 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
402 (28.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,121

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,694
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
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
32
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Performing Arts
Number of Awards
6
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
581
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, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
498
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$696
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Applied Psychology
  • 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
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing Practice
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
  • Physics, General
  • Psychology, General
  • 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
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
88
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
49%
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
265,172
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 Arts in Teaching, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Catholic Studies, Master of Science in Educational Leadership, Master of Education, Master of International Business

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • International Business
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • 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
60%
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
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
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
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

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
1,526
Women
810 (53.1%)
Men
716 (46.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,402
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.2% Asian
28.0% Black/African-American
9.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
41.6% White
12.2% Unknown
International Students.
3.4% from 29 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
366

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
39.7%
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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