CBU Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into CBU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,067 out of 2,321 applicants or 46% were admitted making CBU a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Christian Brothers University typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,283 1,038 2,321
Accepted 565 502 1,067
Acceptance Rate 44% 48% 46%
Enrolled 143 169 312
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 34% 29%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Christian Brothers University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that CBU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Christian Brothers University.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite N/A N/A
SAT Reading N/A N/A
SAT Math N/A N/A
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 22 28
ACT Math 20 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >59%
24 to 27 Avg + 46%-59%
21 to 24 Avg - 33%-46%
18 to 21 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 18 Low <23%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to CBU will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.

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