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Christian Brothers University

Memphis, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate97%
Acceptance Rate97%

Christian Brothers University Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Christian Brothers University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Christian Brothers University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Christian Brothers University's admissions stats.

Christian Brothers University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 27%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 11%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 68%
Waitlist No

Christian Brothers University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Christian Brothers University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to Christian Brothers University?

Christian Brothers University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Christian Brothers University Admissions

Transferring to Christian Brothers University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Christian Brothers University

Christian Brothers University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Christian Brothers University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Christian Brothers University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Christian Brothers University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Christian Brothers University for more information on admission factors.

Christian Brothers University Application Requirements

To apply to Christian Brothers University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Christian Brothers University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements A second recommendation letter is recommended for all
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Christian Brothers University?

Students admitted to Christian Brothers University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. Christian Brothers University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 62% submitted a class rank. At Christian Brothers University 27% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 55% were in the top 25% and 84% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Christian Brothers University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 28.7%
3.75 and 3.99 19%
3.50 and 3.74 19.8%
3.25 and 3.49 10.7%
3.00 and 3.24 10.7%
2.50 and 2.9 8.3%
2.00 and 2.49 2.8%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Christian Brothers University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Christian Brothers University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Christian Brothers University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 11% of Christian Brothers University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 68% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Christian Brothers University?

To be competitive with other Christian Brothers University applicants, you should strive to earn between 515 and 640 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Christian Brothers University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 640 and 25% of scored lower than 515, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Christian Brothers University students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Christian Brothers University students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Christian Brothers University?

To be most competitive at Christian Brothers University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Christian Brothers University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Christian Brothers University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Christian Brothers University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Christian Brothers University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Christian Brothers University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Christian Brothers University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Christian Brothers University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Christian Brothers University.

Does Christian Brothers University accept transfer credits?

✅ Christian Brothers University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Christian Brothers University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Christian Brothers University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Christian Brothers University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Christian Brothers University?

❌ No, Christian Brothers University is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to include your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Christian Brothers University's acceptance rate?

✅ Christian Brothers University's acceptance rate is 97%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Christian Brothers University?

❌ Christian Brothers University does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

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How hard is it to get into Christian Brothers University? Christian Brothers University is a less selective institution. The Christian Brothers University acceptance rate is 97%. This means that the institution accepts 96 out of every 100 applicants.


Christian Brothers University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Christian Brothers University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Christian Brothers University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Christian Brothers University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


18 to 25


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Christian Brothers University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Christian Brothers University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Christian Brothers University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

515 - 640


Math SAT Range

530 - 650


Reading SAT Range

500 - 630

Christian Brothers University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Christian Brothers University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.67. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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