Cumberland University (CU)

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Cumberland University can be found in Lebanon, TN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. CU has an enrollment of approximately 1,400 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 1270 (25th percentile) - 1600 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 19 (25th percentile) - 23 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants that get into this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Cumberland University (CU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.25. This school has an acceptance rate of about 47% with 56% of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Cumberland University (CU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Cumberland University was reported as 47.3% in Fall 2013 with over 795 college applications submitted to CU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • CU SAT Scores: 1270 - 1600
  • CU ACT Scores: 19 - 23
  • CU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Cumberland University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Cumberland University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Cumberland University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 56.9%
  • 2010-2011: 56.4%
  • 2011-2012: 48.6%
  • 2012-2013: 47.1%
  • 2013-2014: 47.3%
  • Projected CU Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 49.2%

How Does Cumberland University (CU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Cumberland University is seventeen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Trevecca Nazarene University77.2%
Fisk University39.7%
Lipscomb University52.7%
Sewanee-The University of the South60.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Cumberland University (CU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading420 - 540
Math430 - 530
Writing420 - 530
Total Score1270 - 1600
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 24
Math17 - 23
Composite Score19 - 23
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