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- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeC+
Cumberland is a private university located in Lebanon, Tennessee in the Nashville Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,694 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cumberland acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 43% of students, Cumberland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,600.
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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.11 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities63 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration24 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science22 Graduates
Electrical Engineering Technician21 Graduates
Studio Arts8 Graduates
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- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.13 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.18 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses
Cumberland University Reviews
l like the openness of the people here. Teachers and staff are extremely open to helping students not only in the classroom, but also finding jobs on campus and internships elsewhere. They truly want students to succeed. The campus is small but diverse, and so there are many ways to make new friends. This is helpful for me as I tend to be shy, but since I see familiar faces everyday, it is easier for me to interact with new people. I do wish there were more clubs available on campus, though Cumberland does give me the opportunity to start my own. I also wish the library was a bit more diverse in its reading options, though the staff are very helpful in finding new books or articles if asked. I am on the tennis team and would like tennis to be as publicised as the other sports. At all sports games I would love to see more students showing a sense of school pride, as generally we are pretty quiet unless something big happens. I am happy that I chose this school and met many great people
I have made many many friends right off the bat at Cumberland University. I am in my second year of being there now and I love it. The faculty and staff has almost always been super nice. My teachers are awesome. They really work with me when I need help on assignments and push me to do better. They are also super flexible with anyone who has any sort of disability. The people are fantastic. The only things I struggle with are, because it is a private college, they have high expectations which can be difficult to meet sometimes. The school parking is also rough for commuters. There is simply not enough parking so if you are not at least half an hour to an hour early to your classes, you most likely will not get a parking spot in time. Other than those two things, I really enjoy my time at Cumberland University.
Cumberland is a wonderful school, though it is quite pricey if you don't have a scholarship. If you are looking for something that is small and more one on one base, Cumberland is your school. We however are very small and don't have many food choices on campus and have heard living in dorms are not the best.