Cumberland is a private university located in Lebanon, Tennessee in the Nashville Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,578 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Cumberland acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 50% of students, Cumberland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,600.
NAIA Division I
Cumberland University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.6 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science31 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems21 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration18 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities12 Graduates
Athletic Training10 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.12 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.17 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses
Cumberland University Reviews
Cumberland University was at one point a good school it is not however at this point, the leadership here have no clue how to fix issues, let alone realize they themselves are the biggest issue so many of the programs here are struggling and they aren't dealing with it. There are much better options than Cumberland for better prices.
Cumberland University fits perfect for my situation. I was looking for an opportunity to play baseball at an elite level, and I found exactly what I was looking for. Cumberland is an excellent school. It has the benefits of going to a university but since it is not very populated, it provides you with great opportunities for personal relationships with friends, coaches, deans, and professors. My overall experience at Cumberland University has been fantastic.
Selecting Cumberland University as my Freshman starter I realized it is a nice campus for those who want to be away from home but not at a big school. I am a student athlete so making a connection and getting to know people came easy. The professors are really interested in getting to know their students as well as eating in the cafe and participating in the same activities. With that being same they are understanding when it comes to traveling during season and set forward the best plan for every individual. I also live on campus to make commute easier like stated earlier it is home like to be on a small campus and nice to be a walking distance from the library.