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Cumberland University

Lebanon, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate46%
Acceptance Rate46%

About Cumberland University

Cumberland University Overview

Cumberland University is a private, nonprofit school in a small town setting in Lebanon, Tennessee. Cumberland University was founded in 1842 and the school currently enrolls around 1,481 students per year, including 1,254 undergraduates. Cumberland University offers on-campus housing for up to 412 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 30% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Activities at Cumberland University

Interested in music or performing? At Cumberland University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Cumberland University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Cumberland University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Cumberland University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Cumberland University on the Student Life page.

2022 Cumberland University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 46%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 7%
Tuition $25,200
Percent of Need Met 69%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $18,281

Is Cumberland University a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Cumberland University offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

Cumberland University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Cumberland University. The acceptance rate at Cumberland University is 46%. Last year, 713 students applied to Cumberland University and 331 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cumberland University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Cumberland University, around 62% return for the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Cumberland University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. 70% of graduates from Cumberland University recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Check with Cumberland University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Cumberland University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Cumberland University's endowment was $11.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $5,404 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Cumberland University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Cumberland University meets 69% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Cumberland University full-time are awarded $18,281 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $25,827 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Cumberland University.

Based on this information, does Cumberland University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Cumberland University a good school for you?

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Where is Cumberland University?

Cumberland University is located in the small town setting of Lebanon, Tennessee, in the suburbs of Nashville.

If you are interested in seeing Cumberland University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Lebanon, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Nashville International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Cumberland University and Lebanon are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1 Cumberland Square Lebanon, TN 37087

Campus Setting: Small Town

Cumberland University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Cumberland University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Cumberland University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Cumberland University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

20 to 25

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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Cumberland University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Cumberland University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$35,800

In State

$35,800

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$25,200
$25,200
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$9,400
$9,400
Books
$1,200
$1,200

Student Life

Wondering what life at Cumberland University is like? There are approximately 1,481 students enrolled at Cumberland University, including 1,254 undergraduate students and 227 graduate students. 78% percent of students attend school full-time, 17% percent are from TN and 83% percent of students are from other states.

78%

Full Time

22%

Part Time

17%

In State

83%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,481

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

46%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$25,200

Out-of-State

$25,200

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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