CBU Again “Best of Southeast” in Princeton Review

Christian Brothers University (CBU) continues to be among the “Best Colleges and Universities in the Southeast” according to The Princeton Review. As one of the 141 chosen Southern schools in the 2010 edition of the “Best Colleges: Region by Region,” CBU maintains its tradition of being a top university.

Princeton Review Best in the Southeast logoThis year The Princeton Review selected 640 schools as their “regional best” colleges from the West, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast, primarily for their academics. Varying in size, locale and diversity, the chosen colleges represent the top 25% of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

To be chosen for the regional awards, each college is rated based on institutional data, visits by The Princeton 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.

According to The Princeton Review, CBU students described the University as a “close knit educational environment” on a “great” Memphis campus filled with “active community citizens and thinkers who absolutely fulfill their God-given potential.” These students hail from 29 states and 18 countries.

Founded in 1871 and 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, education, engineering management and Catholic studies.

CBU is also ranked 22nd among the best Southern universities in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” (2009 edition). To learn more about CBU, visit www.cbu.edu or call (901) 321-3205. ###

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