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Diversity Profile

real-world education that looks like the real world


Want a college that offers a lot of real-world, professional opportunities? Or would you prefer a college that’s small, inclusive, and more personal?

At CBU you can have the best of both worlds. Here in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the nation’s great cities, you’ll find immense opportunities for internships, research, professional projects, jobs, and more. Along with these real-world experiences, you’ll thrive as part of an intimate learning community where you’ll study in small classes and know your professors and fellow students well.

CBU not only prepares you for the real world; CBU looks like the real world. Even at its founding in 1871 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Catholic teaching order, CBU was called a “Temple of Tolerance” by local community leaders for its openness to ethnic and religious diversity. Today CBU is home to one of the most diverse student populations in the Southeast, creating an open and accepting community where all are made to feel welcome. Our diversity makes for a stimulating college experience—filled with different perspectives, engaging discussions, and, very importantly, mutual respect. It is an understanding that prepares our students well—for success in a global marketplace and for life in a diverse world.

CBU encourages the celebration of its various cultures through its student organizations and their involvement on campus and in the community at large. The student chapter of the NAACP has hosted on-campus “teach-ins” and summits on juvenile justice, and it also acts as a community partner to increase the effectiveness of the Memphis Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board. Hola CBU serves as a support system for Latino students and helps bring awareness of Hispanic culture and heritage. Other active organizations on campus include the Intercultural Club, the Black Student Association, the Society of Black Engineers, and the Muslim Student Association.

CBU is also committed to making its high-quality private education affordable. In fact, more than 96% of our full-time students receive financial assistance. With so many options available—from generous scholarships and grants to loans and payment plans—CBU can help you. In fact, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship as soon as you apply. Latino students who are not eligible for federal or state aid may be eligible for a CBU Latino Student Success scholarship.




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