Christian Brothers University (CBU)

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Christian Brothers University can be found in Memphis, TN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. CBU has an enrollment of around 1,900 students.

Many students at this school scored between 21 (25th percentile) to 27 (75th percentile) on the ACT. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Christian Brothers University (CBU) average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.45 for accepted students. Christian Brothers University accepts roughly 50 percent of applicants. Of those that are admitted, around 28 percent continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Christian Brothers University (CBU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Christian Brothers University was reported as 47.5% in Fall 2012 with over 1,940 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • CBU ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • CBU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Christian Brothers University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Christian Brothers University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Christian Brothers University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 59.5%
  • 2009-2010: 49.0%
  • 2010-2011: 47.9%
  • 2011-2012: 46.5%
  • 2012-2013: 47.5%
  • Projected CBU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 48.3%

How Does Christian Brothers University (CBU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Christian Brothers University is seventeen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Memphis College of Art39.8%
Rhodes College57.6%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences46.3%
Le Moyne-Owen College23.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Christian Brothers University (CBU) (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math21 - 29
Composite Score21 - 27
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