Check in with University of the Cumberlands's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than August 31.
|University of the Cumberlands 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||15%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||10%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||88%|
University of the Cumberlands does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
University of the Cumberlands is a moderately difficult school to get into. University of the Cumberlands evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, University of the Cumberlands accepted 71% of students, around 1,656 of the 2,326 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of the Cumberlands, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important 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 prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to University of the Cumberlands must submit the following items. Double check with University of the Cumberlands's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to University of the Cumberlands have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 68% submitted a class rank. At University of the Cumberlands 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42% were in the top 25% and 72% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of the Cumberlands, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
University of the Cumberlands does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
University of the Cumberlands is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2017, 10% of University of the Cumberlands's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 88% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
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To be most competitive at University of the Cumberlands, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of the Cumberlands'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 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of the Cumberlands students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of the Cumberlands.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 31. Applicants should hear back by August 31.
Transfer students can enroll in University of the Cumberlands during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of the Cumberlands?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of the Cumberlands.
Does University of the Cumberlands accept transfer credits?
University of the Cumberlands accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of the Cumberlands accepts:
Does University of the Cumberlands accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
University of the Cumberlands accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of the Cumberlands?
University of the Cumberlands is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is University of the Cumberlands's acceptance rate?
University of the Cumberlands's acceptance rate is 71%.
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How hard is it to get into University of the Cumberlands? University of the Cumberlands is a somewhat selective institution. The University of the Cumberlands acceptance rate is 71%. This means that the institution accepts 71 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of the Cumberlands, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.47. 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.
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