Memphis –Christian Brothers University (CBU) is one of the 25 best Southern universities according to the 2012 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.” In addition to being ranked 24th among Southern universities, CBU also ranked fourth in ethnic diversity among its peers. The ethnic diversity ranking identifies colleges where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates different from themselves.
CBU also 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 excel and thrive at CBU because of its engaged faculty, caring environment and academic support systems. Notably, the CBU freshmen class of 2010 boasted an ACT range of 22-27 and an average high school GPA of 3.7, with 66% in the top 25% of their high school class.
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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 was named to Forbes “America’s Best Colleges in the Nation,” “Best Private Colleges in the Nation,” and one of the “Best in the South.”
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