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Christian Brothers University (CBU)

650 East Parkway South, Memphis, TN

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CBU provides a variety of program options for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Memphis, Tennessee and operated as a private institution. The Roman Catholic affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. Enrollment at CBU is nearly 1,800 yearly.

Areas of study available at Christian Brothers University include:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Physical Sciences

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, school records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 960 to 1250 on the SAT and within the range of 21 to 26 for the ACT exam is typical among students admitted to CBU. Roughly 50 percent of all students that applied were accepted at CBU, with 33 percent of those accepted choosing to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is around $29,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to use the school's net price calculator to better estimate their cost of attending this school. Christian Brothers University may offer financial aid for students that qualify as loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for CBU is the "Buccaneers", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Athletic programs offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division II)

Students can visit the school's http://www.cbu.edu to view additional information.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants Christian Brothers University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting into Christian Brothers University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English22 - 27
ACT ® Math20 - 26
ACT ® Composite Score21 - 26

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into CBU

We have provided a table below which represents your chances of getting accepted into CBU.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions888 (48%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled289 (33%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Christian Brothers University is about 1,800, with undergraduate students making up about 74% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $27,000-$32,000 per year
  • Per unit charges are around $1,100 for part time students
  • The average estimated cost for on campus housing and meals is listed to be around $7,600

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$20,618
Receiving Student Loans65%$6,387

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 8%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Christian Brothers University may offer services to students including:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

Christian Brothers University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 52%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years36%
Graduating in 5 Years14%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2008)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)


Business and Marketing Studies


Physical Sciences

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (M)



Liberal Arts and Sciences

English Language and Literature

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine Studio Arts (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Nursing Practice

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority and Gender Studies

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