Cumberland University

1 Cumberland Dr, Lebanon, United States
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Overview of Cumberland University

About this school

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


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,254
    • Men:527 (42.0%)
    • Women:727 (58.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Cumberland University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
Recommended
Not reported
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1 Cumberland Square
City, State, Zip
Lebanon, TN  37087
Phone
(615) 444-2562
Fax
(615) 444-2569
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
46% of 713 applicants were admitted
Women
48% of 361 applicants were admitted
Men
45% of 352 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
178 (54%) of 331 admitted students enrolled
Women
90 (52%) of 174 admitted students enrolled
Men
88 (56%) of 157 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.30
375 And Above
28%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
35%
• Score 18 - 23
53%
• Score 12 - 17
8%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $21,810 (60.182119205298015%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,350 (23.04083885209713%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,400 (3.863134657836645%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,680 (12.913907284768213%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Cumberland University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003485
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
203 (95.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
185 (91.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
185 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
34 (18.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$18,281
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 89 (48.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,829
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 75 (40.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,082
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 164 (88.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
6 (2.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,833

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
983 (93.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
911 (92.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
910 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
136 (14.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$16,665
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 430 (47.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,590
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 368 (40.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,082
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 731 (80.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
67 (6.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,096

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
63%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,827
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$750

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


56

Part-Time Faculty


103

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


23%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 37% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
150
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Cumberland University provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


62.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


22.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


35.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


37.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (37)


  • 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

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Education, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study (3)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Public Administration

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


27,710

Nearest Metropolitan Area


44 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Nashville

Weather


Temperature
26.5 average low in January, 86.5 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
30 mile(s) from campus in Nashville
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Lebanon
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


30% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


70%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Bulldogs
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, softball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Cumberland University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, african-american student association, baptist collegiate ministry, law and government club, student government association, student nurses' association

Sororities


3% of women participate

Fraternities


6% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


984

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,254
Women
727
Men
527

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.9% Asian
  • 12.9% Black/African-American
  • 3.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 67.3% White
  • 15.4% Unknown

International Students


3.2% from 19 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


227

Student Resources

Study resources