Princeton Review Declares CBU Among the Best in the South

Princeton Review Best in the Southeast logoMemphis – Christian Brothers University’s (CBU) motto of “Catholic. Lasallian. Distinctive.” reigns true as the school is again named among the best Southeastern colleges and universities according to the Princeton Review. As one of the 139 chosen Southern schools in the 2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region, CBU carries on the tradition of being truly distinctive.

Princeton Review does an annual regional breakdown of the top colleges and universities in the country. This year’s sample of the nation’s institutions of higher education is comprised of 630 schools from the West, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast. Varying in size, locale and diversity, the chosen schools represent 25% of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges and are a useful guide for potential students and parents when considering a future college.

To be chosen for the regional awards, each school is rated based on institutional data, visits by Princeton’s Review staff to the schools over the years, and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisors. Also taken into account is what each school’s customers – their students – report about their campus experiences at their schools on an 80-question student survey. The questions range from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food. The students also answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.

CBU was distinguished as a “vibrant” environment for education because of the rigorous academics and diversity. Students come from 27 states and 15 countries to attend CBU, one of America’s top Catholic universities founded in 1871. As the first university in Memphis to award a degree in 1875, CBU now offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, business, engineering, the sciences and teacher education. In addition, CBU offers graduate programs in business, executive leadership, education, engineering management and Catholic studies.

CBU was also ranked 17th in Southern Universities Granting Master’s Degrees in the 2008 U.S. News and World Report. To learn more about CBU, visit or call (901) 321-3205. ###

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