Cumberland University

Lebanon, TN

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.

Website: www.cumberland.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,254
Undergraduate
Students
(58.0%) 727 Women
(42.0%) 527 Men
227
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
46% of 713 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.30
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$31,591
Tuition and Fees
$22,891
Room and Board
$8,600
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Freshman Award
$18,281
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,827
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
56
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
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Campus Life

Lebanon Population
27,710
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Nashville
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
30% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Bulldogs
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
62.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only Recommended Not reported
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1 Cumberland Square
City, State, Zip
Lebanon, TN 37087
Phone
(615) 444-2562
Fax
(615) 444-2569
E-mail
admissions@cumberland.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
178 (54%) of 331 admitted students enrolled
Women
90 (52%) of 174 admitted students enrolled
Men
88 (56%) of 157 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.30
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 20%
Top quarter: 34%
Top half: 74%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$31,591
Tuition and Fees
$22,891
Room and Board
$8,600
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003485
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

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

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
63%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,827
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$750
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Health professions and related sciences, Education, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Summer session
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Business Administration, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Public Administration

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Lebanon Population
27,710
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Nashville
Campus Size
44 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
30% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
70%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

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
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,254
Women
727 (58.0%)
Men
527 (42.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
984
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
All Graduate Students
227

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
62.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
35.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
37.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Average Starting Salary
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 5%
Law 3%
Arts and Sciences 15%
Medicine 1%
Other 1%

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