About Cumberland University

Founded in 1842, Cumberland University. is a Private college. Located in Tennessee, which is a city setting in Tennessee, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,658 full time undergraduate students, and 305 full time graduate students.

The Cumberland University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 67 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Cumberland University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate48%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range830-1030
ACT Range19-23

Admissions at CU are considered More Selective, with ,2% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 30 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

81% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 43% were in the top quarter, and 20% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Cumberland University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
63%
“We know about current events and vote”
38%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
11%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
11%
“I only go out in groups”
22%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
67%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
56%
“They keep regular office hours”
44%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
56%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
44%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
22%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
63%
“We know about current events and vote”
38%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
11%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
11%
“I only go out in groups”
22%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
67%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
56%
“They keep regular office hours”
44%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
56%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
44%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
22%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    16 Students rated on-campus housing 3.1 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    16 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    21 Students rated campus food 2.7 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    21 Students rated campus facilities 3.6 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    21 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 86 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    21 Students rated school activities 3.1 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    22 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    21 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

Cumberland University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Cumberland University?

13 Students rated Cumberland University

Cameron - 06/03/2024

Although my time at cumberland has been short i have seen the overwhelming good community there . Most of advisors have pushed the advice of going to your counselors and teachers. The Campus is super pretty and Well kept,when the sun is out you can’t beat it

Destiny - 05/30/2024

Cumberland University is an extraordinary institution and I will always speak highly of the staff and the academics provided. I have attended Cumberland University for three years now and the amount of knowledge I have learned and the opportunities I have been awarded with are the main reasons Cumberland is one of the best colleges I know of. The environment that surrounds you cant be found anywhere else. The professors take the time to listen to the problems you may be facing or the subjects you may not grasp fully. If I had the choice to do it over again Cumberland University would always be the college I would choose.

Ciarah - 06/01/2023

Cumberland University is like home. When I am there, we are not just students in school. We are family in a home. Everyone supports one another. We make sure to have each others back. To help build and grow. The faculty and staff are so supportive and understanding. They will do everything they can to help you be successful. They will sit there and help you and everyone else who doesn’t understand a topic, or just needs help in general. The accessibility to the teachers is very important. Being able to talk face to face with the professors is important for both students and teachers. You are able to understand each other as human beings. Once you make a connection with one another, you can begin to find it easier to learn and to teach. The office staff are very responsible and knowledgeable of each student. They care for their students, not because it’s a job, but because it’s their family. I feel so comfortable and happy to be on campus. I don’t call Cumberland University a school, I call it home. I might not live on campus, but I feel like I’m home when I walk into each of my classes, speaking with my classmates and professors. I feel like I’m not greater or less than anyone, but as an equal to everyone else. There are no “this person is better” or “that person is less”. We are one big team, we work together to help one another succeed. That goes for the faculty and staff as well.

Daquavious - 03/28/2023

I have already been accepted for the Fall 2023 semester. I am ready to attend something different. I am from a little small town so this is something that I'm used to. Thank you for the opportunity to apply for this scholarship.

Cumberland University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Cumberland University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Cumberland University is 48%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I have a profound bilateral hearing loss. At the time I lost my hearing I did not quite understand my condition, but as the time went on, I grew to know that she meant I would never be able to hear like a regular person again. I felt so alone and unaware of my surroundings. People would laugh, and I would not know what the joke was; people would cry, and I would not even know why they were crying; it was complete and utter silence. The only sound I was able to hear was the ringing in my very own ears that gave me such a headache almost every day.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    I have heard great things about their Nursing Program.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    There awesome, some of the best people you will ever meet is here at Cumberland.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    i wish that i would have known that the administration was a joke. The common word around campus is for students to just hurry up and get away from there as fast as they can.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Somone who likes small shcools and likes to have a good teacher to sudent ratio.

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  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Over priced, over rated, and understaffed, they are non coropperative with veterens and the head of their registar dosen't even have a high school diploma. the entire place is an overpriced joke.

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The nursing program has the reputation of being the best nursing school around the area. I wanted to be a part of this upstanding program and university.

    Read all  3 answers
  9. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Itssmall. People talk. If you aren't wise about the decisions you make, you might become unhappy, people here love gosip! It's not fun to be the talk of the town. Unless you are making great decisions and doing awesome, that sort of thing will be talked about too! I think if you use this small town to your advantage and stay on a positive track you will get a positive outcome and visa versa.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    most fustrating thing at this campus is that it for one is too small, the male to female ratio "on the main campus" is almost 6 to 1. And, the school is not ethnicly diverse at all.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    this school is best known for business, nursing, law, and baseball.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about the relationships you gain while learning on campus. Normally when you attend a large college you don't really get to know the other students on campus while spending a lot of time studying. At Cumberlad University you grow personally with others while you study.

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Student Body

Students

58%

female

42%

male

1,658

Total Undergrad Enrollment

305

Total Grad Students

6%

Out-Of-State

92%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

38

Student Organizations

2

Fraternities

1

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

35%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
11%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
58%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Cumberland University receive some sort of financial aid. 43% were awarded federal grants. While 45% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$21,210

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,400

Books and Supplies

$7,220

Room and Board

29,830

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$15,287
$30 - $48K
$20,720
$48 - $75K
$22,611
$75 - $110K
$21,477
$110K & UP
$22,856

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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