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Cumberland University

Lebanon, TN 4-Year Private

About Cumberland University

Cumberland University is a private, nonprofit school located in the small town setting of Lebanon, TN, less than an hour from Nashville.

Founded in 1842, the institution currently enrolls around 1,481 students a year, including 1,254 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Cumberland University's endowment was valued at $11,527,400 in 2021. The school spends $5,404 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Cumberland University

Acceptance rate: 46%

Average GPA: 3.3

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Cumberland University Acceptance Rate 2020

It is moderately difficult to get into Cumberland University. Around 46 percent of all applicants to Cumberland University are accepted each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Cumberland University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

About 62 percent of students who start at Cumberland University come back the next year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 70 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $25,827 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Cumberland University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Cumberland University a good school for YOU?

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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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Cumberland University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$31,491

In State

$31,491

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$21,841
$21,841
Fees
$1,050
$1,050
Housing
$8,600
$8,600
Books
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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 provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,481

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

46%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$22,891

Out-of-State

$22,891

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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