Christian Brothers University

Memphis, TN, USA
3.61 Average Rating

Christian Brothers University is a private college administered by a Catholic teaching order, the De La Salle Christian Brothers. The school is located in Memphis, Tennessee, and provides a Lasallian-based curriculum, but there are more than 34 different faiths represented on campus and mass attendance is not required. CBU maintains Living Learning Communities (LLCs) that include activities catered towards the interest of the LLC, as well as provide opportunities to make connections, work internships, and bond with other students. It is rated as having “more selective” admissions.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
53%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
78%
Out-Of-State Students
25%
98%
Submitting ACT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1180
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,157
Total Number of Undergrads
1,791
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
33%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
52%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,468
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$32,820
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$32,820
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,016
Books and Supplies
$1250

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$23,780
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,864
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,231

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
68%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,790
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
37
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
40%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Buccaneer
School Colors
Grey/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Memphis
Nashville
Atlanta
Dallas
Chicago
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$50,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.61 Average Rating
Is a very small campus. Everyone knows you because is a small campus. Is more like a family and your professors are there for you when you need them.
Kristina from Memphis, TN
Christian Brothers is a small school that heavily focuses on student and professor relationships. It is great school for commuters and has decent on-campus living. The Engineering and Business departments are some of the best anywhere.
Caitlin from Stanton, TN
Overall, CBU is a very diverse place with so many experiences that will help you become the person that you wish to be. There are so many opportunities to take part in, and groups to be apart of that will definitely help you with your degree! This is one college that once you take a step on the campus, you will know it's for you!
April from Memphis, TN
This is an excellent school with great opportunities up for the taking. This schools atmosphere is amazing. I love the teachers, classes, students, to be honest I love everything about CBU!!
Brittany from Memphis, TN
Christian Brothers University has a remarkable staff. They really care about their students. It is a small campus, but Christian Brothers University has a lot to offer.
Mark