A Buc Starts Here

Let’s talk about admissions & aid at Christian Brothers University. Yes, we’re competitive — and yes, we care about grades. But we also care about the impact you have on your community and the aspirations you hold for effecting positive change in the world. Bottom line is this — if you want to be here and capitalize on the opportunities we can provide, then we want you here too, and we’ll do everything we can to help you get here.

We encourage students to come as they are, to follow their passion, and to make the most of their time at CBU. It’s part of who we are —and that freedom is what defines being a Buccaneer.

Apply Yourself

We know that applying to college can be overwhelming. Our application options and clearly outlined process help make it as streamlined and straightforward as can be. Basically, each application is reviewed based on your grade point average and your standardized test scores (which are optional). Be sure to take a look at our Application Checklist just to make sure you don’t miss anything!

And remember, your admissions counselor is happy to walk you through the process, answer all of your questions — and then connect you with folks who can help you with things you need to know after you apply, such as paying for college, choosing classes, living on campus, or anything else.

​For the greatest admission and scholarship consideration, please apply by our Priority Preference deadlines:

  • November 1, with notification on November 15
  • February 1


A CBU education is a powerful investment in your future, so we make sure that attending CBU is a decision families can afford. We offer a robust array of merit scholarships — with awards starting at $10,000 and increasing up to full tuition — along with need-based scholarships to ensure that a CBU education is attainable. We also offer a large selection of loans and grants. And we’ll walk you through the process, answering your questions and connecting you with our Financial Aid resources.


Visit CBU

A visit to our campus — in the heart of metropolitan Memphis, Tennessee — will help you gain a true sense of what it’s like to be a CBU student and connect you with all we have to offer: a beautiful campus, friendly people, wonderful faculty, and opportunities to learn inside and outside the classroom. We offer several visit opportunities. Feel free to contact us to schedule a personalized individual visit, where you and a couple of guests will be given a tour that’s customized to your interests. We’d also love to talk to you about arranging a group visit and putting together something special for your school, youth group, club, or team. If you’d like to take a look around before you’re able to visit in person, we also offer a virtual tour that offers a guided tour of the main locations that a CBU student might visit on a typical day or a self-guided “explore” option.


Meet Your Admissions Counselor

Our counselors are here to help you successfully navigate the application and admission process. They’re always available to answer any questions you might have, and they’re more than happy to share their experiences and help make the application process more fun and less stressful.


Admission Resources

We are well aware that each student is an individual and has different needs and goals for planning their future. The links below will help you navigate the admissions process and make sure that your application is noticed by the folks who need to see it.

Financial Aid Resources

Our goal is to help you reach your goals — both academically and financially. CBU offers grants, excellent scholarships, and student worker programs as a part of our Lasallian mission. Last year alone, 99% of CBU’s traditional undergraduate students received financial assistance.

Next Steps for Admitted Students

As a new student admitted to the University, there are a few more steps to take before you enroll, including your tuition deposit, a health form, a housing form if you plan to live on campus, and signing up for an in-person New Student Orientation event!    

Begin Your Journey at CBU

Figuring out where you want to go to college can be tricky enough. That’s why we offer a fast, simple online application! Once you decide to apply to CBU, we’ll make the process as painless as possible. And we’re here to answer any questions you may have along the way.

Contact Us
Buckman Hall, Room 127