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Cumberland University
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  • 4 Year
  • LEBANON, TN

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade C
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

1 CUMBERLAND SQUARE
LEBANON, TN 37087
About Cumberland...
Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Mid-South Conference
From Cumberland University

Founded in 1842, Cumberland is a private liberal arts university located in Lebanon, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. With an enrollment of just over 2,500 students, Cumberland offers a personalized college experience with small class sizes and a 16:1 student to faculty ratio.

We believe your future should not be limited by the cost of your education. At Cumberland, 99.7% of our students receive financial aid and the average price that undergraduate students pay out-of-pocket for tuition and access fees per year is $2,168.

Our student body is made up of students from 32 U.S. states and 37 countries, which fosters an environment that celebrates diversity and acceptance. We offer an educational experience and campus environment that allows you to rise and fulfill your greatest potential.

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Cumberland University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
54%
SAT Range
910-1100
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$27,071 / 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
$11,141 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 6 responses
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 21 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 21 responses

Majors

Your Future Should Not Be Limited by the Cost of Your Education

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At Cumberland, we believe that your future should not be limited by the cost of a college degree. We pride ourselves in being one of the most affordable universities in the state, and on average students pay only $2,168 per year in tuition and access fees. Over 99% of our students receive financial aid, and we'll work with you to ensure that you can afford a degree from CU.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    100%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,886 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
511
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Diverse student body
    56%
  • Atheletes
    38%
  • Rich kids/stuck up
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
32%
Poll
52%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 23 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Welcoming and supportive
    47%
  • Unique
    26%
  • Over priced and poor quality
    16%
  • Underrated
    11%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
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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