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University of the Cumberlands Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto University of the Cumberlands, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 31 and Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than August 31.

Applying Early to University of the Cumberlands?

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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into University of the Cumberlands

Getting into University of the Cumberlands is moderately difficult. 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.

What's Most Important to Get In to University of the Cumberlands?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at University of the Cumberlands

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

University of the Cumberlands 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of the Cumberlands?

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, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 68%

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.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of the Cumberlands?

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of the Cumberlands?

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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Transferring to University of the Cumberlands

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

University of the Cumberlands Admissions FAQs

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:

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does University of the Cumberlands accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

University of the Cumberlands accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand 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.

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University of the Cumberlands Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

71%

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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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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University of the Cumberlands GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.47

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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.

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

7,693

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$23,000

Out-of-State

$23,000

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 31
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