Christian Brothers University is a Catholic university in the student-centered tradition of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. CBU fosters academic excellence in a range of programs to prepare students from all faiths and backgrounds for careers and lives informed by the Lasallian values of faith, service, and community.

In many ways we’re a living contradiction. We’re a small, liberal arts school with nationally renowned STEM programs. A bucolic, 75-acre wooded campus in a major metropolitan city. A Catholic university boasting more than 30 religions represented by one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation.

OK, maybe we’re less of a contradiction, more of a “best-of-both-worlds” kind of place.

At A Glance
Christian Brothers University is a Catholic university founded on the heritage of Lasallian education. While large enough to provide educational opportunities in the arts, business, education, engineering, and sciences, the University is small enough to promote teaching as ministry and to provide challenging student-centered learning and personal growth. Students of diverse cultures and religious traditions are encouraged to grow in their own faith. The University welcomes students into an educational community of faith and service, one that is committed to academic excellence, the betterment of society and the care of God’s creation.

Things Families Should Know
The most important thing we want our families to know is that your students will be supported here in more ways than one. Don’t just take our word for it, though. Check out what our current students are saying: “The first time I stepped foot on campus, it felt like home. Little did I realize then that I would find a family away from my own. My favorite thing about CBU is that each of us matters here. I’m not just a number but a member of a wonderful community with caring faculty and a pleasantly small learning environment. I will forever cherish my time here, the friendships I have made, and my experiences that have shaped (and continue to shape) me daily.” – Rylee Nelson, Biology, ’20

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How To Apply
Applying to CBU is FREE and easy! There is no application fee and ACT/SAT test scores are optional. You can apply through the Common Application OR through our personal application. You’ll want to make sure you send us your high school transcript, and be prepared for a few short answer questions on the application. We reach out to ALL of our applicants within 24 hours of an application being completed. We know how intimidating the enrollment process is, so please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Campus Visit Information
Choosing the right college can be complicated, but one of the best ways to know if a college is right for you is to visit the campus. A visit to CBU connects 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 in person campus visits, Monday through Friday at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. We also host virtual visits, Monday through Friday every hour from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. It doesn’t stop there! We also have in person Open Houses, Financial Aid virtual visits, AND virtual events. There is no shortage of getting connected with faculty, staff, and students. To look at what we have, please follow this link.


Contact Maria Dopico Mireles, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, anytime via telephone (901-321-3258) or email (

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