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Cumberland University

Lebanon, TN, USA
3.63 Average Rating

Cumberland University is a private university in Lebanon, Tennessee. The university was founded by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1842, and five years later a law school was added, followed by the school of theology in 1854. The Cumberland School of Law was the first in Tennessee and the first west of the Appalachian Mountains. Cumberland offers more than ten annual scholarships, including the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany International Student Scholarship.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
54%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. September 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020
Other July 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
6%
97%
Submitting ACT
3%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 989
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,314
Total Number of Undergrads
1,971
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
37%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$23,175
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$22,891
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$22,891
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,600
Books and Supplies
$1400

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$11,622
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,362
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$12,038

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
39%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,280
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$247
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
63
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
39%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Phoenix
School Colors
White/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-South Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Nashville
Memphis
Atlanta
Chattanooga
Knoxville
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
70%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$38,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
Best school in the Middle Tennessee area that has small classes, high educational standards, and a friendly atmosphere. The professors at Cumberland will go the extra 20 miles to help you with anything, let that be in and out of the class room. The Athletic Department is by far the strongest and most diverse in the area.
Angela from Murfreesboro, TN
It is very clean. It has a relaxing feel to it. Its very safe and helpful, all the students are real nice and helpful.
Cameron from Lyles, TN

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