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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
About University of the Cumberlands...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Mid-South Conference
Address
6191 College Station Drive
Williamsburg, KY 40769
From University of the Cumberlands

Located in the heart of Appalachia, University of the Cumberlands (UC) is an institution of regional distinction that offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study, along with several pre-professional, graduate and doctoral programs. With a total enrollment of more than 13,000 students, UC is the largest and most affordable private university in Kentucky and is devoted to preparing students for the future through hands-on, experiential learning and research.

University of the Cumberlands Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
910-1130
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$19,212/ 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
$18,348/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.19 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,828Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,487
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Althetic
    33%
  • Just your average everyday student
    33%
  • Several academic, several athletic
    33%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Great education at a beautiful Baptist college
    33%
  • Good education at a beautiful school
    28%
  • Small Southern Baptist
    22%
  • Beautiful
    11%
  • Great online program
    6%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $35,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    41%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    92%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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    University of the Cumberlands Reviews

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    The Cumberlands is an amazing school that provides so many opportunities for growth! The professors are so nice and willing to help, even with letters of recommendation. The campus is super safe and holds up great values. The only problem with is it is not handicap accessible. Not all dorms and buildings have an elevator and only one building has a wheelchair ramp.
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    Obviously, one can find a party anywhere on a college campus if they chose to be a part of that scene, but from where I stand, The University of the Cumberland's does a very good job with keeping the students safe on campus. There is a lot of activities offered during the week and even the weekends to keep the students occupied. I went kayaking the first weekend I was there and camping like the third weekend. There is just so many activities with people who seem genuine and are very kind. I love the atmosphere at the college and the opportunities/ resources available for me. The school is also very strong in their academics and there is a lot of majors offered especially for its small/ medium size. The counselors and advisers on campus have been helpful with talking out the required classes and majors that I could possibly declare. I am currently undeclared but I have time. I am excited to be at the school and am excited for future activities to join and people to meet.
    I love the close knit community feel of the campus. The campus itself is beautiful and you can walk to all your classes! The professors there really care about their students. I have been able to ask professors about future career decisions and get helpful answers! The campus atmosphere is warm and friendly and that welcoming feel has made it like my second home. If you choose University of the Cumberlands, you will not be disappointed.