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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    D-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
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.
About Cumberland University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Mid-South Conference
Address
1 Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087

Cumberland University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1030-1170
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$23,175/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,622/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.6 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,578Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
393
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Atheletes
    60%
  • Diverse student body
    20%
  • Rich kids/stuck up
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
44%
Poll
67%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.12 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.17 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Unique
    50%
  • Over priced and poor quality
    25%
  • Welcoming and supportive
    25%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses
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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.
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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.