U.S. News Rankings
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Cumberland University is a private institution that was founded in 1842. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,237, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 44 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Cumberland University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $20,200 (2013-14).
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The mission of Cumberland University is to provide a contemporary liberal arts education to students seeking a high-quality, personalized college experience, which will allow them to not only have a successful and productive career, but to thrive intellectually, professionally, personally, and spiritually for a lifetime. Our core curriculum will require students to undertake programs of study in the cultural arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. In addition, our elective curricula will afford students the opportunity to pursue majors in these liberal arts areas as well as in one of several modern professional programs. (Adopted October 2008)
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Cumberland University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Cumberland University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 47.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||47.1%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Cumberland University is 14:1, and the school has 62.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Cumberland University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration and Management, General; Physical Education Teaching and Coaching; Air Force JROTC/ROTC; and Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||18%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Cumberland University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,237, with a gender distribution of 45.2 percent male students and 54.8 percent female students. Cumberland University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Cumberland University offers a number of student services including placement service and health service. Cumberland University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Cumberland University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Cumberland University.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Cumberland University, 86.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,523.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$20,200 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,000 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data