650 East Parkway S Memphis, TN 38104 901-321-3202
http://www.cbu.edu/ admissions@cbu.edu
About Christian Brothers University
  • Year of Foundation 1871
  • Size of Campus 75 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Roman Catholic
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,497
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 56%, 44%, 17%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State N/A
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 1,413
Christian Brothers University is a four-year, private university affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. The University was founded in 1871 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Catholic teaching order. Location CBU is located on a 75-acre wooded campus in midtown Memphis, Tennessee-about four miles east of downtown; near Interstates 40, 240, and 55;and close to major medical centers. The campus is at 650 East Parkway South, at the corner of Central Avenue.Christian Brothers College was founded November 19, 1871, by members of the Institute of the Brothers of Christian Schools, a Roman Catholic religious teaching congregation. The Brothers came to Memphis at the request of the people and clergy of the city, a move which culminated more than a decade of efforts to persuade the Brothers to open a college in Memphis. Brother Maurelian was appointed the first President. Brother Maurelian's two terms as President totalled 33 years. During his presidency, the Brothers purchased the 612 Adams Street building which was to house the college until 1940 when the college moved to its present location at Central Avenue and East Parkway South.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 13%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Association, Bacchus International Club, Intercultural Club, National Society of Black Engineers
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 5
  • Setting Urban
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus BACCHUS, SGA, Sofapalooza, Up 'Til Dawn, Move In Party
  • Percent students who are frat members 13%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Lambda Adult Honor Society, Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society, Delta Sigma Pi Business Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, S
  • Number of sororities 6
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Lasallian Collegians, Pro-Life Action Committee, The Chosen Generation
  • Number of students in fraternities 5
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Distance to nearest airport Memphis, Tennessee (5), Nashville, Tennessee (196)
  • Distance to nearest train Memphis (4)
  • Distance to nearest bus Memphis (4)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 19%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 7
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 3%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 43%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (32%), women's dorms (17%), men's dorms (24%), apartment for single students (27%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 39%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 71%
  • Number of students using college housing 44%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 39%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Books in Library 168,680
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 4
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help other
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 839
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 30
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, religious
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Museums The Brother I. Leo O'Donnell Archives
  • Number Of Microforms 61,079
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Library Facilities The Leslie H. Kuehner Napoleon Collection; The Higgins Collection on the history of Bolivia; De LaSalle Christian Brothers Midwest Province Archival Record and Museum Collections
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 0
  • Number Of Subscriptions 532
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 500
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number of e-books 46,342
Student Employment and Career
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (The University of Memphis)
  • Employed Students after 1 year 95%
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (The University of Memphis)
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs FedEx and FedEx Express; Parker-Hannifin; Price Waterhouse; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; ServiceMaster; Medtronics; Morgan Stanley; Buckeye Technology; Smith & Nephew; Nova Factor; United Parcel Service; ACS; Shelby County Schools; Memphis City
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (The University of Memphis)
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 82%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis