Cumberland University

Lebanon, TN

Cumberland University

Lebanon, TN

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Tuition & Fees

$22,891

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
4%
24-29
35%
18-23
53%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 331
Declined 382
Total Received 713
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Private

1,254

undergraduate students

227

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Cumberland University, founded in 1842, is a private, liberal arts university. Its 40-acre campus is located in the town of Lebanon, 25 miles from Nashville.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,481
Established in 1842
Coeducational Coeducational

40-acre, urban campus in Lebanon (population: 32,226), 25 miles from Nashville. Served by bus; air serves Nashville.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Nashville
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Nashville International

Cumberland University
1 Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN
37087-3408

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • African-American Student Association
  • Baptist Collegiate Ministry
  • Law and Government Club
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Nurses' Association

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Spring Fling Week
  • Coming Home
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
74%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
4%
24-29
35%
18-23
53%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.3

Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 331
Declined 382
Total Received 713

Admissions Factors

Very Important

level of applicant's interest
academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
talent/ability
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
interview
recommendation(s)
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 19
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,541

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $21,841
Room & board $8,600
Additional fees $1,050
Total $31,491
Average Financial Aid - $4,541
Total with Avg. Aid $26,950
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Table tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Table tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Geography Teacher Education
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History Teacher Education
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology Teacher Education
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

1,481

total students

17%

in-state

83%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

1,254
students

Female
58%
727

Male
42%
527

15%

227
students

Female
54%
123

Male
46%
104

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

78%

984
students

Female
56%
542

Male
44%
442

22%

270
students

Female
69%
185

Male
31%
85

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 62%
Student 4 year graduation rate 22%
Student 5 year graduation rate 13%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

220

Transfer students enrolled

15%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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