Cumberland University

193 reviews
  1. Lebanon, TN
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Cumberland University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Mid-South Conference
Address
1 Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
46%
SAT Range
890-1060
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$18,137/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,600/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,251/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,924/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,781/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,067/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.6 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.9 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.9 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
984Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
28%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Poll
64%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.11 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.16 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Unique
    57%
  • Over priced and poor quality
    29%
  • Welcoming and supportive
    14%

After Cumberland University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses

Reviews

193 reviews
  • Excellent
    25
  • Very Good
    50
  • Average
    91
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    4
Cumberland has a brand new soccer stadium on campus. It also has excellent facilites for all sport, especially baseball! There is a refurbished dorm called the "learning commons" that was turned intlo study rooms, computer labs. and testing rooms that allow students a quiet place to focus while not having to retain complete silence like the library. Historic Memorial hall is also very beautiful and host the science labs.
  • College Senior
  • June 1 2014
Technology is great a Cumberland! My freshman class recieved "free" ipads from the school, but I am not sure if the school still supplies those for students. The Computer labs are great and there is computer access as well as wifi in every building on campus. The IT team is also very efficient and when I have had problems they have been solved within one business day.
  • College Senior
  • June 1 2014
The school seems to be constantly reorganizing and re prioritizing which majors and programs it thinks is important. Case in point: the school built a new wresting facility, new soccer field, and refurbished an old stadium for football just in the time I have been there (3 years), while its science department is still using chemicals, specimines and equipment from the 1970's. It has been known for its liber arts programs, but now is trying to shift focus to buisness and sports related majors. It's as if the school is going with the flow instead of setting an example.
  • College Senior
  • June 1 2014