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Cumberland University Student Life

Cumberland University is on a 44-acre campus in a small town setting in Lebanon, Tennessee, not far from Nashville. Cumberland University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Cumberland University also has fraternities and sororities.

Cumberland University has a thriving African-American Student Association. In fact, more students participate in African-American Student Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Cumberland University include Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Law and Government Club, Student Government Association and Student Nurses' Association.

Cumberland University students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, Spring Fling Week and Coming Home.

Cumberland University Housing

Cumberland University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most Cumberland University students live off campus. In 2021, 30% of undergrads at Cumberland University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 70% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Cumberland University. There are 412 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,254 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 373 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 30% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Is Cumberland University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Cumberland University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Cumberland University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Cumberland University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Plan a Visit to Cumberland University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Cumberland University, take Interstate 40 to Lebanon, TN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Nashville International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Tennessee you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Cumberland University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Cumberland University Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

78%

Full Time

22%

Part Time

17%

In State

83%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

Undergraduate Students

1,254

Graduate Students

227

Cumberland University Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

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

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