Memphis— Christian Brothers University (CBU) is one of the 20 best Southern universities according to the 2010 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.” CBU now ranks 19th among Tier 1 Southern Universities granting Master’s degrees.
Among those Tier 1 Universities, CBU was ranked third in economic diversity, due to the fact that 36 percent of its undergraduates receive Pell grants. The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income students to promote access to higher education. CBU was also ranked seventh among its peers in campus ethnic diversity.
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.
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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 students from 29 states and 18 countries.
CBU is also ranked among “The Best Southeastern Colleges” by The Princeton Review and listed in Competitive Colleges, published by Thomson-Peterson and in Michael Viollt’s Great Colleges for the Real World.