See what students say:

Academics

Students of the Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee say the school “provides a complete education for the future” by “stressing the importance of service to the community at large” and providing “approachable, available professors” who “are dedicated to helping us learn and succeed in the ‘real world.’” “Small class sizes allow” students to “really know your professors, [and] allow for more opportunities to get involved academically and professionally.” Students praise their professors, saying they “love the level of engagement in the classroom. . . . Each of them know the students well and the material even better. They give a whole new life to the otherwise tedious work and lecture.” And while their “classes may be challenging,” students say that they get out what they put in. Faculty here “are all very willing to provide help if needed,” and “all professors are fair in their grading.” Many students found their education “very applicable to real-life situations.” However, some complain that their professors have been in academia too long and have lost focus on business or career realities and therefore “don’t really make their lessons interesting or relevant to what’s going on today.” Because of this, “in some of the courses,” one business major told us, “I feel like I have to teach myself.” Others complain that the science equipment has spent a bit too much time on campus as well: “The school could improve by providing more up to date equipment, especially in the science lab where equipment from over thirty years ago is still used when it needs to be replaced.”

Student Body

Students tell us that most of their peers “are very open-minded and accepting, which allows them to fit in easily in nearly any situation.” Everyone agrees that CBU students are “studious during the week, but still can socialize during the weekend and can commit themselves to extra-curricular activities such as community work, Greek life, or intramurals.” Beyond those extra-curriculars, “there are very few campus interactions between students enrolled in different majors” because “each School has their own building” where the majority of its classes are held. In the end students say “we all fit in with our own cliques of friends, but rally together as one when the time comes to show just how great CBU is.”

Campus Life

Students who are involved in campus activities say they “love on campus life” because “there are always activities being organized by the various on campus groups and organizations” and the school maintains “a fun and safe environment for everyone.” Others are more likely to “keep [their] nose to the grindstone to get in and get out like most students.” Generally CBU students “tend to get involved in one organization very extensively, and this defines what kind of activities they do for fun.” Most students agree that commuters don’t take as active a role in campus activities at CBU. When asked about campus life, one commuter students simply told us, “I’m a commuter student,” while other commuters explained that “there is nothing to do for commuters here at Christian Brothers” because campus events cater to those who “live in on-campus housing.” Some students look elsewhere for social opportunities: “I take full advantage of the educational opportunities that CBU offers and spend my recreational time at the University of Memphis campus. This decision has somewhat provided me with a ‘best of both worlds’ situation.”

Overview

Applicants
2,229
Acceptance Rate
50%
Average HS GPA
3.73

GPA Breakdown

55%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores


ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
179
with Terminal Degree
117

95
Men
84
Women
23
Minority
7
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
33%
Graduate in 5 years
51%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Ecology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting and Related Services
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences,Other
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • Engineering

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Packaging Science

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

  • History

  • History

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Natural Sciences

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics

  • Psychology

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
  • Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation
  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine and Studio Arts
  • Graphic Design


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Dr. Stephen Burnett
Professor, Kellogg School of Business, Northwester

C. Paul Robinson
Retired NASA Advisory Council; former Ambassador

Steven W. Brown
Managing Director, NASDAQ Stock Exchange

Cathy Ross
Retired as Executive VP & CFO, FedEx Express

Chris Singer
Engineering Director, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Cntr

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
33%
Graduate in 5 years
51%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,955

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,557

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,431

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$29,316
Required Fees
$790
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$7,000
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,299
Foreign Countries Represented
22

Demographics

5.41%
Asian
32.28%
African-American
7.03%
Hispanic
44.79%
Caucasian
4.56%
Unknown
3.01%
International

55% female
45% male
20% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
52%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
71%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
41
Number of Honor Societies
6

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Buccaneers)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lady Bucs)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Gay-Straight Alliance, Safe Zones (http://www.cbu.edu/safe-zones)

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Memphis
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Memphis
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Memphis

Sustainability

71/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
10

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Morgan Masterson
Coordinator of Guest Relations

Address
Office of Admissions
Admissions, Box T-6
Memphis, TN 38104

Phone
901-321-3205

Email
admissions@cbu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Thomas Center (cafeteria, snack bar)
Canale Arena Gymnasium
Living Learning Center
Cooper-Wilson Center for Life Sciences
Ross Art Gallery in Plough Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Kroc Center (community center)
Overton Square (nearby entertainment district)
FedEx Forum (Memphis Grizzlies NBA team and concerts)
Autozone Park (Redbirds Baseball)
Beale Street (downtown entertainment district)

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.gobucsgo.com/sb_output.aspx?f

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Senior year only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Memphis International Airport and Greyhound Bus Terminal are located 10 minutes from campus and reachable by MATA bus. Amtrak trains operate out of downtown Memphis, only a 10-15 minute drive from campus. Taxi service is also available throughout the city.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Please contact Admissions office for driving instructions.

Local Accommodations
Lodging in Downtown Memphis is only a 10-minute drive from campus and includes moderately priced options (Comfort Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Crowne Plaza, DoubleTree, and Hampton Inn) and luxury hotels including the Peabody Hotel and the Madison Hotel.


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