Christian Brothers University: Narrative Description

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650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104-5581
Tel: (901)321-3000
Free: 800-288-7576
Admissions: (901)321-3205
Fax: (901)321-3202
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1871. Setting: 70-acre urban campus. Endowment: $23.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $19,361 per student. Total enrollment: 1,907. Faculty: 176 (105 full-time, 71 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 951 applied, 79% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 58% from top quarter, 84% from top half. Full-time: 1,228 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 344 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 22 other countries, 16% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 36% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 30% 25 or older, 31% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Greater Memphis Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,530 includes full-time tuition ($17,710), mandatory fees ($520), and college room and board ($5300). College room only: $2390. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $555 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 23 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 24% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Black Student Association, BACCHUS Alcohol Awareness Group, Intercultural Club, College Republicans, Beta Beta Beta. Major annual events: Homecoming Week, Riverboat Dance, Las Vegas Night. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 550 college housing spaces available; 488 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Plough Memorial Library and Media Center with 92,000 books, 51,000 microform titles, 520 serials, 1,100 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $484,596. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Memphis.

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