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  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
    B-
  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 1,694 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.
1 Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087
About Cumberland...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Mid-South Conference

Cumberland University Rankings

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

Cumberland Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
930-1090
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$24,788/ 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
$10,567/ 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
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    98%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,694Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
399
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Atheletes
    67%
  • Diverse student body
    17%
  • Rich kids/stuck up
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
35%
Poll
62%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.13 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.18 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Unique
    44%
  • Over priced and poor quality
    22%
  • Welcoming and supportive
    22%
  • Underrated
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
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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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
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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.