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University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate71%
Acceptance Rate71%

About University of the Cumberlands

University of the Cumberlands Overview

University of the Cumberlands is a private, religious school in the rural setting of Williamsburg, KY. University of the Cumberlands was founded in 1889 and the school presently has around 4,511 students a year, including 4,511 undergrads. University of the Cumberlands provides housing for up to 1,258 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 42% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to University of the Cumberlands for Fall 2023 is August 31. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by August 31.

Student Activities at University of the Cumberlands

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

Are you interested in journalism and communications? University of the Cumberlands students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at University of the Cumberlands, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

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

2022 University of the Cumberlands Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 10%
Tuition $9,875
Percent of Need Met 76%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $23,315

Is University of the Cumberlands a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what University of the Cumberlands offers and if the college could be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of the Cumberlands

University of the Cumberlands is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at University of the Cumberlands is 71%. Last year, 2,326 students applied to University of the Cumberlands and 1,656 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of the Cumberlands

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.

About 65% of students who start at University of the Cumberlands return for their second year of college. 37% of University of the Cumberlands undergrads graduate within six years. 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 University of the Cumberlands Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with University of the Cumberlands directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of the Cumberlands

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.

University of the Cumberlands meets 76% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend University of the Cumberlands full-time are awarded $23,315 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $25,198 in student loans for each student with 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 financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of the Cumberlands.

Based on this information, does University of the Cumberlands seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of the Cumberlands a good school for you?

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Where is University of the Cumberlands Located?

University of the Cumberlands is located in the rural setting of Williamsburg, KY, in the suburbs of Knoxville.

If you want to see University of the Cumberlands for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 75 to Williamsburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, McGhee Tyson Municipal.

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

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College Info

6178 College Station Drive Williamsburg, KY 40769-1372

Campus Setting: Rural

University of the Cumberlands Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 31

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of the Cumberlands is Aug 31.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of the Cumberlands is Aug 31.

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

University of the Cumberlands ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

19 to 25

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of the Cumberlands is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into University of the Cumberlands. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of the Cumberlands 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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University of the Cumberlands Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$19,175

In State

$19,175

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$9,875
$9,875
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$9,300
$9,300
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of the Cumberlands is like? There are approximately 4,511 students enrolled at University of the Cumberlands. 73% percent of students attend school full-time, 68% percent are from KY and 32% percent of students are from other states.

73%

Full Time

16%

Part Time

68%

In State

32%

Out-of-State

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,511

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,875

Out-of-State

$9,875

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 31
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