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Cumberland University

Lebanon, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate46%

Cumberland University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Cumberland University. Cumberland University admitted 46% of all applicants in 2015. Last year, 713 students applied to Cumberland University and 331 were admitted.

If you are applying to Cumberland University, the fee for the application is $25.

Cumberland University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Cumberland University's admissions stats.

Cumberland University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 20%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 7%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 93%
Waitlist No

Cumberland University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Cumberland University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Cumberland University?

Cumberland University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Cumberland University Admissions

Transferring to Cumberland University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Cumberland University

Cumberland University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Cumberland University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Cumberland University

What does Cumberland University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Cumberland University for more information on admission factors.

Cumberland University Application Requirements

To apply to Cumberland University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Cumberland University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Cumberland University?

Students admitted to Cumberland University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 67% submitted a class rank. At Cumberland University 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 34% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Cumberland University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Cumberland University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Cumberland University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2015, 7% of Cumberland University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 93% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at Cumberland University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Cumberland University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Cumberland University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Cumberland University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Cumberland University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Cumberland University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Cumberland University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Cumberland University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Cumberland University.

Does Cumberland University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Cumberland University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Cumberland University?

✅ Cumberland University is not test optional.

What is Cumberland University's acceptance rate?

✅ Cumberland University has an acceptance rate of 46%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Cumberland University?

❌ Cumberland University does not offer early decision.

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Cumberland University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Cumberland University? Cumberland University is a somewhat selective institution. The Cumberland University acceptance rate is 46%. This means that the institution accepts 46 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Cumberland University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Cumberland University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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

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