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Category: Admission

CBU President Joins Catholic Leaders in Call to Protect DACA Students

MEMPHIS — Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., president of Christian Brothers University (CBU), is among 65 presidents of Catholic colleges and universities who recently signed a letter calling upon Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to clarify the department’s practices and intentions regarding immigrants previously protected under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. The letter urges the secretary to carry out President Trump’s promise last month to protect DACA... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, May 26, 2017

CBU Recognized as VETS Campus

Christian Brothers University Will Be Officially Designated a VETS Campus on Veterans Day MEMPHIS - Christian Brothers University (CBU) has been designated a VETS Campus by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and will be officially recognized in a ceremony on Veterans Day, November 11. CBU’s designation is in recognition of the university’s services and resources to student veterans. CBU is one of only 17 institutions in Tennessee and only the second private... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Campus Prepares to Welcome New and Returning Students to Campus Next Weekend

MEMPHIS, TN — Next weekend, over 330 new students will arrive with their families on campus to begin an exciting chapter of life at Christian Brothers University (CBU). During the three-day program, incoming freshmen will move throughout campus attending dozens of programs hosted by various departments around CBU. This year’s Welcome Back Weekend schedule will include information sessions, tours, meetings, and other fun activities intended to foster community among first-year... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Tuesday, August 9, 2016

CBU Announces Major Scholarship Recipients for Incoming Freshman Class

MEMPHIS — The Christian Brothers University Office of Admissions has announced the recipients of several major, competitive scholarships granted to incoming freshmen for the 2016-17 academic year. These scholarships require extensive applications and a day of interviews and other activities on campus. “These scholarship awardees are selected by a multi-step process, which includes an on-campus scholarship event,” said Kristi Forman, Director of Admissions at CBU. “It’s a very competitive... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, March 8, 2016

CBU Named to Military Friendly Schools List

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University announced today that it has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly ® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse. Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly ® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data- driven ratings about post-military education and career... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, November 9, 2015

Student Engagement at CBU Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction

National guide to colleges highlights innovative learning opportunities at top schools MEMPHIS — Innovative learning opportunities at Christian Brothers University (CBU) grew in 2014–2015, earning the school recognition among the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. CBU students earned college credit and valuable life experience while participating in study abroad programs, as well as through service learning, learning communities, internships, and other new educational paradigms. ... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, July 1, 2015

CBU Awards Top Scholarships for Incoming Freshman Class

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) has announced the 2015 recipients of the Trustee Scholarship and  Leadership Scholarship , the most prestigious financial aid awards granted by the university awarded annually to members of its incoming freshman class. Both scholarships require extensive applications and a day of interviews and other activities on campus. “The scholarship awardees are selected by committee review following the on-campus scholarship event days,” said Kristi... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, March 12, 2015

CBU Honored as a “College Of Distinction”

    MEMPHIS – Christian Brothers University (CBU) has been honored as a “ College of Distinction ” by the publishers of Colleges of Distinction, a website ( ) and corresponding e-guidebook dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for their excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. CBU is one of a select group of colleges to earn this prestigious designation, based on its excellence in four areas of distinctions: engaged students, great... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, January 28, 2015

CBU Breaks Record For Largest Class In Its 143 Year History

CBU  expects nearly 400 incoming freshmen and transfer students this fall, the largest class since it was founded in 1871. This number has already beaten the previous record of 355 admitted students in 1978. President John Smarrelli and his staff are celebrating. “This has been an amazing recruiting season.  I’m very, very proud of how we have pulled together to make this happen, and I look forward to welcoming these wonderful young people into the CBU family when they start moving... Read More
Posted by Devon Wade at Tuesday, August 12, 2014

College Of Adult Professional Studies At CBU Offers Associate Degrees

MEMPHIS —  The College of Adult Professional Studies (CAPS) at Christian Brothers University (CBU) will conduct the inaugural classes this fall for its new two-year Associate degree programs — the Associate of Arts in Professional Psychology, the Associate of Arts in General Studies and the Associate of Science in Business Studies. CBU’s Associate programs are designed to provide a solid understanding of foundational skills in each degree area, while providing a variety of elective... Read More
Posted by Devon Wade at Friday, July 18, 2014