Christian Brothers University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Christian Brothers University

Christian Brothers University is a private, Catholic University. The 75-acre campus is situated about four miles from downtown Memphis, Tennessee. Most of CBU students live on campus, and the institution has an active fraternity and sorority system. On the academic front, professional disciplines in business and technology are among the most popular with undergraduates. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. Academics are backed 12 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and the average class size is 14. The institution does well with financial aid. The Christian Brothers University Buccaneers play in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference. The institution sponsors six men’s and seven women’s intercollegiate sports.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,844 (1,546 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male/51% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,840
  • Books: $1,250
  • Room and Board: $7,700
  • Other Expenses: $2,950
  • Total Cost: $45,740

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 59%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $26,836
    • Loans: $8,327

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Degree options: Business Administration and Management, General; Computer Engineering, General; Psychology, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Natural Sciences

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 34%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Christian Brothers University Admissions

Christian Brothers University accepts half of the students who apply each year, making it reasonably selective. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data

  • Christian Brothers University Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: -/-
    • SAT Math: -/-
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 21/25
    • ACT English: 21/28
    • ACT Math: 20/26

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Christian Brothers University, then it should be easy for you to gain admissions to the schools below. If Christian Brothers University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Hampton University, Washington State University, East Carolina University, Texas State University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Christian Brothers University, then you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

University of Arizona, Colorado State University, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of Alabama, University of Texas at Arlington, Pace University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Christian Brothers University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Syracuse University, Penn State University Park, United States Military Academy, Temple University, Seton Hall University

Applying to Christian Brothers University

Application Deadline: Rolling

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