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  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
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
6191 College Station Drive
Williamsburg, KY 40769
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Mid-South Conference
From University of the Cumberlands

Located in the heart of Appalachia, University of the Cumberlands 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 15,000 students (2,000 on-campus), Cumberlands 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.
In 2018, we launched The Cumberlands Commitment, which slashed tuition by 57% to make education affordable for any student who pursues their undergraduate degree on our Williamsburg campus. This year, we expanded our Commitment to include complimentary textbooks. You won’t find this value anywhere else in the state of Kentucky.

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
73%
SAT Range
930-1140
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$16,340/ 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
$19,506/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.19 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses

Majors

Biology

Join other biological science degree majors to learn from the best in state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, each equipped with the latest technology. Study areas and a computer lab also provide an outstanding learning environment. You can also can gain valuable hands-on experience by assisting in labs and with faculty research earning additional scholarships along the way.

Online

Online Programs Offered
17
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
7
Online Bachelor's Programs
10
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    7%
  • On Campus
    60%
  • Online
    33%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,974Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,288
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Just your average everyday student
    38%
  • Althetic
    31%
  • Several academic, several athletic
    31%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Great education at a beautiful Baptist college
    32%
  • Good education at a beautiful school
    26%
  • Small Southern Baptist
    21%
  • Beautiful
    11%
  • Great online program
    11%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $35,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    44%
    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

    University of the Cumberlands Reviews

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    Very home like community with amazing help. A beautiful campus and such nice people. When I was first there I was very scared because I was such a young freshman but everyone made me feel at home. I had moments during the middle of the semester where I had many doubts and I was super stressed about money and my financial aid but all I had to do was go speak to the very nice ladies in the Financial Aid office and they helped me with everything I needed and more. The Cumberlands also has many programs for so many different things for you to do. So many communist service opportunities, work study positions & more. I’ve very much enjoyed my time at the University of the Cumberlands and I’m excited for the many years I have to go ahead!
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    I have taken online classes through UC before and they were great! They aren't any different now. The professors are always quick and willing to respond to emails and any questions you may have! They are a little slow to grade, which was a bit annoying. The instructions on assignments are always clear, and the professors are truly invested in your progress.
    The University of the Cumberlands is an amazing school in many ways. The campus has beautiful buildings and sculptures all over campus. Another good thing I like about the campus is that all educational buildings, student services buildings, and dorms are within about a 10 minute walk. The campus itself is also very close to everything Williamsburg has to offer. The Cumberland's has an amazing staff, they are always willing to help in any way they can, and are always friendly. I chose the Cumberlands because I wanted a safe environment, Christian campus, and a quality education, all of which the school provides.