(Memphis, TN)—Christian Brothers University (CBU) is one of the 25 best Southern universities according to the 2009 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.” It is also ranked fourth in racial diversity, among its peers.
CBU now ranks 22nd among Tier 1 Southern Universities Granting Master’s Degrees. In addition, CBU was selected as an “A+ Option for B Students.” This distinction recognizes the fact that CBU welcomes and challenges serious B students with a desire to achieve. These good students who may have less than stellar test scores can excel at CBU because of its engaged faculty, caring environment and academic support systems.
The annual rankings – in which U.S. News groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching –provide a resource for parents and students contemplating one of life’s most challenging financial decisions.
Using a proprietary methodology, the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings represent the most comprehensive look at how schools stack up based on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence, and help parents and students evaluate and compare data compiled from more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools
The racial diversity ranking identifies colleges where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates different from themselves. U.S. News factors in the proportion of minority students — leaving out international students — and the overall mix of groups in each institution’s 2007-2008 student body.
CBU, a private university founded in 1871 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is recognized as one of America’s finest Catholic universities. It was the first university in Memphis to award a college degree in 1875, and currently provides a comprehensive education to more than 1800 students from 27 states and 15 countries.
CBU is also ranked among “The Best Southeastern Colleges” by Princeton Review and listed in Competitive Colleges, published by Thomson-Peterson and in Michael Viollt’s Great Colleges for the Real World.
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