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Cumberland University (CU)

1 Cumberland Square, Lebanon, TN

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Cumberland University provides a variety of program options for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in Lebanon, TN and operated as a private institution. CU has a yearly student enrollment of around a thousand.

Areas of study offered at Cumberland University include:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

The admissions process will include the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions staff. Most students admitted to CU have an SAT score within the range of 880 - 1130, or an ACT composite score between 20 - 24. 49% of students that apply are accepted to CU, of which 57 percent choose to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $21,000 annually, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's net price calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. This school may help with costs by offering financial aid for students who are eligible as grants and loans.

The Cumberland University "Bulldogs" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NAIA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Football (NAIA Division I)
  • Golf (NAIA Division I)

Students can take a look at the school's http://www.cumberland.edu to view additional information.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants CU accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting accepted to Cumberland University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English19 - 25
ACT ® Math18 - 24
ACT ® Composite Score20 - 24

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into CU

We have provided a table below which represents your chance for admission at CU.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions338 (49%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled191 (57%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Cumberland University is around 1,400 students. The student body is made up of 81% undergraduate students and 19% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $21,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $800 to $960 per unit
  • The estimated cost for room and board is around $7,900, which includes nineteen meals provided per week

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$14,913
Receiving Student Loans59%$5,332

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 9%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Cumberland University may offer services including:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Cumberland University is approximately 34%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years20%
Graduating in 5 Years13%
Graduating in 6 Years0.9%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2011)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1995)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Health and Clinical Professions


Public Administration and Social Services

Business and Marketing Studies

Security and Protective Services

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences


Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine Studio Arts (B)
  • Music Performance (B)
  • Drama
  • Art Studies
  • Music

Mathematics and Statistics


Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer (B)

English Language and Literature

Social Sciences

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