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CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY - [CBU], MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

Memphis, TennesseeLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1871Established Year
  2157Enrollment

Christian Brothers University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Established in 1871, Christian Brothers University is a private, catholic university located in midtown Memphis, Tennessee. Recognized for its academic excellence in the US Education System, the institute offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees to over 1800 students enrolled under it. It is spread across a 75-acre wooded campus and is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.

The university has an international population of more than 29 states and 29 different countries represented in its student's body. Each class has an average student count of 14 and the faculty number goes as high as 105. It is one of the coveted organizations for studying in the USA and has its School of Engineering under the category of 100% placement rate

Admissions at Christian Brothers University are available on a rolling basis and do not observe any structural application deadlines. The institute expects its applicants to deposit a non-refundable fee of 100 and 50 USD for undergraduate and graduate admissions, respectively. With an acceptance rate of around 53%, the institute is a moderately selective institute in the country.

Rankings

  • Ranked in the top 25 Southern universities for 2020 by US News and World Report
  • It was ranked among 2020’s best regional colleges by The Princeton Review
  • Placed in top 10 for jobs in Tennessee for 2019 by Zippia.com
  • It has also been ranked no. 1 Online College in Tennessee by SR Education group.

Highlights

University TypePrivate
Campus SettingUrban
Application PortalUG: Paper based/ Electronic
PG: University Application
Endowment Rate38.6 million
Retention Rate79%
Mode of ProgramsFull-time; Part-time
On Campus residenceYes
Work while studyYes
Annual Cost of Attendance44,026 USD
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as awards and scholarships
Admission Desksadmissions@cbu.edu;
(901) 321-3205

Programs, campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • The institute has only one campus, 75-acres big, situated in midtown Memphis
  • Its Food Pantry is located in Campus Ministry on the bottom floor of the Thomas Center.
  • The college has 15 varsity sports, 7 for men and 8 for women, and over 40 organizations on-campus.
  • A lot of restaurants, local boutiques, museums and theatres are located merely a few minutes away from the campus

Housing Facilities/Residence

  • Housing facilities are present in the form of residential halls and apartments – 4 residence halls and 2 apartment buildings.
  • With 3 co-ed residence halls, including a Living Learning Center, and 1 male only residence, the university provides a good opportunity for students to opt for the on-campus residential facility.
  • Around 40% of the student population opts to live on-campus whereas 60% of them choose off-campus student accommodation.
  • Freshmen and sophomores have to compulsorily live on campus.
  • Halls mostly have double occupancies and some limited single rooms. Apartments on the other hands range from single, double to quadruple occupancies.
  • The university has 3 dining facilities on campus – Alfonso dining hall, The Buc – Buccaneer Galley & Grill, and Canale Café.
  • Most meal plans are accessible only at the Alfonso hall and the Buc. The meal plans range from 100 meals per semester to unlimited meals accompanied with BUC dollars that can be used however the student likes.

Courses

  • The university provides an array of courses for international students available across its different departments namely, The Rosa Deal School of Arts, School of Business, School of Sciences, Gadomski School of Engineering, College of Adult Professional Studies, Professional Health programs, graduate programs.
  • The institute offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in arts, business, education, engineering and science streams.
  • It also offers some special programs as well dual degree courses
  • The institute provides various interdisciplinary studies, honours programs and study abroad alternatives.
  • Students pursuing business degrees can avail internships with local businesses in their senior years.

Christian Brothers University Application process

How to apply?

For undergraduate students

Application Portal: Apply using the University's official portal

Application fee: 100 USD

Basic Admission Requirements

  • English language proficiency in the form of IELTS [score: 6.0] or TOEFL [score ibt: 68, pbt: 520, cbt:185] certification
  • One copy of official transcripts evaluated by WES
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Certificate of Financial Support Student
  • Student Transfer Evaluation Form (if applicable)

For Graduate students

Basic academic requirements and application portals vary from program to program for graduate students.

General Application Portal: Apply online at the official website

Application fee: 50 USD

  • English Language requirements vary from course to course. For MBA it is as follows - IELTS [score: 5.5] or TOEFL [score ibt: 90, pbt: 600] (for other programs, same as for undergraduate students)
  • One copy of official transcripts evaluated by WES
  • GMAT/GRE scores
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • A Resume
  • A completed CBU health form
  • Certificate of Financial Support Student

Christian Brothers University Cost of Attendance

For all the prospective candidate of the institute, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below

For undergraduate students:

Type of feeCost in USD
Tuition/semester16,460.00
Tuition/hour for part-time students taking less than 12 hours or for each additional hour above 181,210.00
Summer School Tuition (per credit hour)480.00
On-Campus Tuition (per credit hour)175.00
Off-Campus Tuition (per credit hour)172.00
Single Occupancy Room and Board (Per Semester avg.)5,360.00
Double Occupancy Room and Board (Per Semester avg.)3,975.00
Activity & Services Fee, Full-Time Day Students, per semester185.00
Enrollment Fee (Tuition Deposit, Refundable through 5/1, one time only)300.00
Buc Meal Dollars, Full-Time Day Student, Non-Residents, per semester100.00
Technology Fee, Full-time Day Student, per semester245.00

Graduate programs tuition fee varies from course to course. For some popular courses, the tuition fees are as follows:

Type of feeCpst (in USD)
Master of Business Administration tuition, per semester hour (includes books and meals)695.00
Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, per semester hour625.00
Master of Science in Engineering Management tuition, per semester hour625.00

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The institute provides various awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. About 97% of full-time undergraduate students receive some kind of financial aid

International students are not eligible for need-based scholarships but can still apply for academic scholarships. The institute offers 9,000 to 15,000 USD per year for full-time undergraduate freshmen, which is renewed throughout the 4 years if the student maintains his/her academic records.

Other scholarships available at the university include -

  • Engineering Award: Amount - 2000 USD; Eligibility: full-time, traditional, freshmen
  • Endeavour Scholarship: Amount - One full-tuition scholarship; Eligibility: A minimum ACT of 25
  • Engage Scholarship: Amount - 5000 USD; Eligibility: All incoming full-time undergraduate freshmen
  • Trustee Scholarship: Amount: covers full tuition and fees; Eligibility: All full-time undergraduate freshmen living in campus housing

Alumni Network

  • University’s alumni get access to the following facilities and services - CBU Canale Pool, Plough Library, Outdoor basketball/volleyball courts, Campus dining, Alumni Parking Pass
  • Some notable alumni are: Ray Crone, American professional baseball player; Youssef Naciri, Footballer; David Parker, American Optometrist; Charlotte Bergmann, Politician.

Placements

A career services department exists at the institute that takes care of its students' professional development needs. The department hosts internship expos and graduates school expos on-campus every year that welcomes various recruitment firms

Programs and Workshops are held from time to time to prepare students for job interviews and to help them explore various career opportunities. It has its recruitment system called CareerLinx that connects its students and alumni with the available job and internship opportunities; Career Services has partnered with the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) to help accomplish that mission

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Christian Brothers University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2597
FAFSA Code003482
Application Cost$25
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$31,900 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-68- -
IELTS-5.5- -
Undergraduate
ACTCheck Detailed Score242127 98%
English252228-
Mathematics232026-

Christian Brothers University Acceptance Rate

52.6%

Acceptance Rate

2757

Total Applicants

2597

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

48.1%

Male

51.9%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program52.6%
Total Applicants3647
Total Enrolled1919
Graduate
Graduate Programs52.6%
Total Applicants1289
Total Enrolled678

Christian Brothers University Enrollment

Enrollment
Christian Brothers University Enrollment2597
Undergraduate Enrollment1919
Graduate Enrollment678
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate52.3%

Attendance Cost

$31,900

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$31,900 / Year
Post Graduate Program$20,850 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$8,754 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,806 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$8,754 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,806 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,716 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,806 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
159514631328
RANKING
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    RANKED  #511

    Overall (National)

    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    7/10

    8/10academic
    6/10infrastructure
    7/10placements
    7/10faculty
    8/10extracurricular
    6/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    ALL ABOUT CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY

    I chose Christian Brothers University for the small class sizes. CBU reached out to me during my senior year of high school and I filled out their expedited application. I applied to about 8 colleges and toured all of them. When I toured Christian Brothers University, I knew it was the school for me. It is a small, private university where the teachers can get to know you, unlike a state school.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The course curriculum is tough, but doable.

    8 /10
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    7 /10
    faculty
    6 /10
    infrastructure
    6 /10
    accomodation/food
    7 /10
    placement
    8 /10
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    Book Store

    Christian Brothers University Bookstore0.06 Km
    Xanadu Music & Books0.73 Km
    Two Rivers Bookstore1.26 Km
    Burke's Book Store1.28 Km
    Goner Records1.3 Km
    Second Editions Bookstore1.94 Km
    Rhodes College Bookstore3.02 Km
    Old South Books3.18 Km
    Tiger Bookstore3.58 Km
    Textbook Brokers3.63 Km
    University of Memphis Bookstore4.24 Km
    University of Tn-Book Store4.61 Km
    Catholic Stuff4.96 Km
    Southwest Tennessee CC Bookstore5.13 Km
    Medical Center Book & Supply5.23 Km
    Episcopal Bookshop5.53 Km
    Romantix6.41 Km
    novel.6.55 Km
    Comics & Collectibles7.15 Km
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    Restaurant

    Central BBQ - Midtown0.63 Km
    Boscos Squared1.27 Km
    The Bar-B-Q Shop2.16 Km
    Subway2.73 Km
    Jason's Deli3.15 Km
    Brother Juniper's3.55 Km
    Lunch Box3.76 Km
    Cozy Corner Restaurant5.67 Km
    Zac's Bar & Grill6.59 Km
    Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous6.62 Km
    Texas de Brazil6.67 Km
    B.B. King's Blues Club6.69 Km
    Blues City Cafe6.7 Km
    Flying Saucer Draught Emporium6.71 Km
    McEwen's6.71 Km
    The Majestic Grille6.83 Km
    Comfort Inn Memphis Downtown6.87 Km
    Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken7.07 Km
    The Arcade Restaurant7.09 Km
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    Pharmacy

    Dawn R. Wilburn-Goo, Pharm0.94 Km
    The Little Clinic3.02 Km
    Community Pharmacy3.13 Km
    Dykiesha W. Land, PharmD3.52 Km
    Phuong H. Quach, Pharm3.52 Km
    Amy G. Krauss, PharmD3.53 Km
    Jamie A. Johnson, PharmD3.53 Km
    Apple Alison3.61 Km
    Good Shepherd Health3.65 Km
    Medipharm Inc3.69 Km
    First Pharmacy Services3.86 Km
    Madison Pharmacy4.1 Km
    Le Bonheur Outpatient Pharmacy5.07 Km
    CVS Pharmacy7.35 Km
    Walgreens7.68 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Overton Square1.26 Km
    Chickasaw Crossing1.5 Km
    American Fragrance Direct Inc1.82 Km
    Chickasaw Oaks Plaza2.1 Km
    Idlewild Plaza Shopping Center2.14 Km
    Chickasaw Gardens2.26 Km
    Binghampton Gateway Center2.66 Km
    Center City Shopping Center2.77 Km
    Poplar Plaza3.11 Km
    University Center3.16 Km
    Overton Park Shops3.37 Km
    University Square3.59 Km
    French Village Square5.61 Km
    Proactiv Kiosk6.26 Km
    Oak Court Mall6.31 Km
    Laurelwood Shopping Center6.5 Km
    American Way7.65 Km
    Williamsburg Village7.96 Km
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    Airport

    Helipad hospital4.95 Km
    St. Jude Heliport6.28 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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