Christian Brothers University

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650 East Parkway S

Memphis, TN 38104

Phone: (901) 321-3000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#24 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Christian Brothers University is a private institution that was founded in 1871. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,237, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 75 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Christian Brothers University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 24. Its tuition and fees are $28,210 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Founded in 1871 in Memphis, Tennessee, Christian Brothers University continues the Lasallian tradition of innovation and flexible responsiveness to the spirit and demands of contemporary society while remaining faithful to its religious and academic heritage. Christian Brothers University is a private, Catholic, comprehensive university committed to preparing students of all faiths and backgrounds to excel in their professional and public lives by providing challenging educational opportunities in the arts, business, engineering, the sciences, and teacher education.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1871
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $26,877,561


When applying to Christian Brothers University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Christian Brothers University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 48.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 48.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Christian Brothers University is 11:1, and the school has 75.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Christian Brothers University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Psychology; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 44%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 37%
Engineering 14%
Psychology 12%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11%

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Student Life

Christian Brothers University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,237, with a gender distribution of 42.3 percent male students and 57.7 percent female students. At this school, 32 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 68 percent of students live off campus. Christian Brothers University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,598
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Christian Brothers University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Christian Brothers University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Christian Brothers University, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Christian Brothers University.

Students who have cars on campus 85%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Christian Brothers University, 80.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,206.

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Tuition and fees $28,210 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,520 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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