CBU

Christian Brothers University

650 E Parkway S, Memphis, United States
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    0
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  • Currently Enrolled
    6
  • Previously Enrolled
    31

Overview of Christian Brothers University (CBU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,526
    • Men:716 (46.9%)
    • Women:810 (53.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (CBU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Christian Brothers University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
650 East Parkway South
City, State, Zip
Memphis, TN  38104-5581
Phone
(901) 321-3205
Fax
(901) 321-3202
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.69
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
10%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
48%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (CBU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $32,820 (74.54685867441967%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,400 (16.80824967064916%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (2.2713850906282653%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,806 (6.373506564302912%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Christian Brothers University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003482
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,694
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics
Creative Arts/Performance
Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Public Servants, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$696

Academics & Instruction (CBU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

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

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
265,172

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Christian Brothers University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


25.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


39.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


44.0%

Programs & Majors (CBU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (34)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Engineering, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


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

Master's Programs of Study (9)


  • 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

Campus Life (CBU)

Location & Geography

Population


655,155

Nearest Metropolitan Area


75 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Memphis

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
4 mile(s) from campus in Memphis
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 of College Housing


40% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


60%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Christian Brothers University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,402

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,526
Women
810
Men
716

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

Number of Graduate Students


366

Student Resources (CBU)

Study resources