Christian Brothers University (CBU) is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. This is the fifth consecutive year that CBU has been named A Best Southeastern College. As one of the 136 chosen Southern schools on the website feature, “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” CBU continues to distinguish itself among the top.
According to the results of the surveys given by The Princeton Review, CBU students described their school as “the perfect environment for learning.” For them, CBU is “a close knit educational environment” where “having a good time” and “meeting new people” are par for the course. Students find that the “great” Memphis campus is filled with “active community citizens” and “thinkers who absolutely fulfill their God-given potential.”
Students further stated that CBU provides “personalized education and attention” that focuses on “personal improvement, intellectually as well as emotionally.” Students praised the dual nature of a CBU education, which involves both “academic progress and human development.” Students feel that the academic experience at CBU provides “what you need to know to have a good life” and leaves graduates “prepared to enter the professional world.”
Students at CBU hail from 19 different states and 22 countries, and CBU is ranked 3rd for its campus diversity among Southern universities. However, the majority of students at CBU aren’t far from home, with 83% of students coming from Tennessee. CBU is also a female-friendly campus: women make up 55% of the population.
From hundreds of institutions that are reviewed, The Princeton Review selects colleges and universities primarily for their excellent academic programs. This year’s sample of the nation’s institutions of higher education is comprised of 633 schools from the West, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast. Varying in size, locale and diversity, the chosen schools constitute 25% of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges. The Princeton Review is 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, questionnaires given to students, and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisors.