Chances of getting into Christian Brothers University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
56%
Admission Difficulty for Christian Brothers University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into CBU and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,574 out of 2,810 applicants were admitted making CBU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has moderate 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 25% 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 Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Christian Brothers University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Christian Brothers University
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

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CBU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
90%
ACT Scores for Christian Brothers University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Christian Brothers University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 23

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 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Christian Brothers University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Christian Brothers University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >68%
23 to 25 Avg + 56%-68%
21 to 23 Avg - 43%-56%
19 to 21 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 19 Low <31%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.73
Typical High School Grades
A-

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 56% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Christian Brothers University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 52% Good
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

High School Class Rank

67% of Christian Brothers University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Christian Brothers University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Christian Brothers University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,792 1,018 2,810
Accepted 933 641 1,574
Acceptance Rate 52% 63% 56%
Enrolled 194 201 395
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 31% 25%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Christian Brothers University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Christian Brothers University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Christian Brothers University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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

90% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

56% of those who apply are granted admission to CBU. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 25. 90% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.