CBU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Christian Brothers University
How hard is it to get into CBU and can I get accepted? The school has a 53% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,451 out of 2,757 applicants were admitted making CBU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent. Christian Brothers University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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CBU SAT Scores
SAT RangeNot Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT-
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 25th||N/A|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||N/A|
|SAT Math 75th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 75th||N/A|
|Average SAT Score||N/A|
CBU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT98%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||24|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into CBU?
Admission data indicates that CBU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Christian Brothers University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>66%|
|24 to 27||Avg +||53%-66%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||40%-53%|
|18 to 21||Reach||28%-40%|
|Less than 18||Low||<28%|
Avg. High School GPA3.73
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Christian Brothers University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Christian Brothers University was 3.73 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as CBU accepts 53% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||16%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||14%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||12%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||5%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
67% of Christian Brothers University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||47%|
|Top 25% of class||67%|
|Top 50% of class||89%|
|Bottom 50% of class||11%|
|Bottom 25% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||31%||27%|
What are the requirements for admission to Christian Brothers University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219833 IPEDS survey data for Christian Brothers University.
Frequently Asked Questions
98% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
53% of those who apply are granted admission to CBU. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.