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CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY, LEBANON, TENNESSEE

Lebanon, TennesseeLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1842Established Year
  2314Enrollment

Cumberland University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Located in the state of Tennessee, USA, Cumberland University is a private, liberal arts university established in the year 1842. Educating students across the globe since the period of Civil War, the institute is currently one of the coveted names in the US Education System with a total student enrollment of 2,314 which consist of an international student population of 5%.

The institute provides 6 undergraduate and 8 graduate degrees in 110 drivers areas of study. With a Student Faculty Ratio of 17:1, the organization ensures open room discussions and individual attention for all its candidates.

Admissions at Cumberland University are offered on a rolling basis round the year and expects an application fee of 50 USD from all its aspirants. Regarded as a favored choice among international students seeking to study in the USA, the university is a moderately selective institute with an acceptance rate of nearly 62%.

Rankings

  • USNews’ Best Regional Universities South 2020 list has tied Cumberland University in 84th.
  • Niche.com has honored the institute at 24th position among Best Value Colleges in Tennessee for 2020.
  • Times Higher Education’s 2019 U.S. rankings have the university higher than 800th rank.
  • UniRank has it in 1422 rank among other U.S. universities for 2020.
  • Webometrics has ranked the university in 2037 rank among other U.S. universities in 2020.

Highlights

College TypePrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
Endowment11.5 million USD
Student Retention Rate70%
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time; online
Housing Capacity30%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as grants, awards and scholarships
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@cumberland.edu | 615 444-2562

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

The institute was established in the year 1842 but the current main campus buildings were constructed in 1892 and 1896. Cumberland University’s 44-acre campus is on the smaller side but houses multiple buildings.

The institute has over 30 plus buildings including academic buildings, residence halls, administrative and sports facilities. Over 21% of the total student enrollment lived on campus for the academic year 2018-2019.

There are over 13 student services offices on campus each servicing a range of student issues ranging from counselling, residence issues, IT support etc. 

For students to learn and network with fellow students, there are more than 60 plus organisations including Greek organisations and honors societies. Some unique clubs are Criminal Justice Club, Student Government Association, Kindness Club, Creative Writing Club etc.

Housing facilities/Residence

  • Residential facilities include 5 residence halls and Greek housing at Cumberland University.
  • The Howell E. Jackson Hall, Horace H Lurton Hall and the South Hall are meant for students in the second year and above.
  • For female freshmen students the residence hall is the Justin Potter Hall and for the male counterparts is the Edward Potter Hall.
  • Each room comes furnished with basic furnishings and students can bring their own too.
  • It offers three meal plans for their residents. Each plan allows for a certain number of meals per week.

Courses

  • Cumberland University offers an array of diverse courses for international students across its three schools namely, School of Humanities, Education and the Arts, Labry School of Science, Technology and Business and Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professionals.
  • There are 8 graduate programs offered at the institute like MA in Education, MBA, MED, MA in Teaching, MPSM, MA in Sports Management, Master of Exercise and Sport Science and MS in Nursing.
  • There are 6 undergraduate degrees conferred to students including BS, BA, BBA, BFA, B.Mus and BS in Nursing. All 6 degrees are offered in 110 areas of studies.
  • The most popular majors offered by the university are –Business and Economics, Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Social Sciences, Law and Mathematics.

Top Programs in the Cumberland University

ProgramsFees Per Annum
M.B.A$19,800
M.Sc Nursing$19,800
Master of Public Service Management$19,800
M.A Teaching$19,800
Master of Sport and Exercise Science$19,800

Cumberland University Application Process

How to apply?

Application Portal:Cumberland University Application Portal

Application Fee: 50 USD for International students

Application deadline: Rolling

Basic Admission Requirements

  1. Official academic transcripts
  2. Standardized Test Scores like GMAT/GRE or ACT/SAT (ACT: 21, SAT Critical Reading and Math Combined Score: 980-990)
  3. GPA: UG: 3.0, PG: 2.5 (MBA program)
  4. English language proficiency scores like TOEFL/IELTS or equivalent.
  5. 2-3 Letters of Recommendation
  6. Statement of purpose
  7. Visa and passport
  8. Financial capability form
  9. Immunization record
  10. Resume and interview (if required)

Cumberland University Cost of Attendance

As prospective candidates looking to apply at the university, it is advisable that you plan the list of expenses in advance, To aid the same, anestimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as follows:

Type of FeeAmount
Tuition22,950 USD
Access Fee1,050 USD
Room and Dining Hall4,300 USD
Freshmen Fee100 USD
International Student Fee (per semester)75 USD
Books, supplies and misc. Expenses (per semester)300 USD to 800 USD

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The institute offers financial aid as grants, awards and  scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Merit-based scholarships are awarded by the individual college departments. The average amount received by the students is 18,291. Almost 61% of the students received some kind of financial aid every year.

Some of the awards available for the international candidates are as mentioned below.

  • The Monty and Pace Pope Scholarship for History and International Students awards for students enrolled in History major. The scholarship award money is raised from an annual event called Ghosts and Goblets. Eligible students are selected by the office of financial aid and selected students must submit an essay.
  • The Adonai Foundation Inc. Endowed Scholarship awards international students at UG or PG level who are receiving benefits from Ernest L. Stockton Jr. Scholarship or who have financial need. 
  • The work-study programme allows international students to work on-campus jobs. Pay is as per the state minimum wage rate and to be eligible a minimum GPA of 2.0 must be maintained. The university provides the application form for the work-study program online.

Placements

The university has a dedicated career services center that helps students find internships and jobs. The college holds regular job fairs, assessment services, career planning services, helps students in choosing the right major and more.

The college extends its career services to its alumni members too. As per Payscale.com, an average Cumberland University graduate receives 61,000 USD as median pay upon graduation.

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 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6  |  TOEFL  79
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Master Education

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 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6  |  TOEFL  79  |  GRE  290

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 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6  |  TOEFL  79
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 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6  |  TOEFL  79

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 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6  |  TOEFL  79  |  GRE  290

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 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6  |  TOEFL  79
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 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6  |  TOEFL  79
$ 19,8001st YEAR
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1 YEAR

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 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6  |  TOEFL  79  |  GRE  290
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Cumberland University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2314
FAFSA Code003485
Application Cost$25
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$19,800 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-61- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score110010301170 3%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing555530580-
Mathematics545500590-
ACTCheck Detailed Score211923 97%
English232025-
Mathematics201723-

Cumberland University Acceptance Rate

54.1%

Acceptance Rate

2143

Total Applicants

2278

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

41.4%

Male

58.6%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program54.1%
Total Applicants3384
Total Enrolled1830
Graduate
Graduate Programs54.0%
Total Applicants829
Total Enrolled448

Cumberland University Enrollment

Enrollment
Cumberland University Enrollment2278
Undergraduate Enrollment1830
Graduate Enrollment448
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate45.1%

Attendance Cost

$19,800

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Post Graduate Program$19,800 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,400 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$7,290 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$5,740 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$7,750 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$6,500 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$11,470 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$11,600 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
29241139178547
+1-615-444-2562
TELEPHONE
1 Cumberland Square Lebanon, TN 37087
ADDRESS

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Book Store

Blackstone Trading Company0.54 Km

Pharmacy

Affordable pharmacy0.74 Km
Nashea Young, Pharm1.04 Km
John A. Turner, PhD1.04 Km
Melanie French, RPH1.04 Km
Julie M. Brown, PharmD1.04 Km
Charles E. Stephens, DPH1.19 Km
Christopher M. Schwerdt, PHARMD1.19 Km
Rx Med, LLC1.21 Km
Wilson County Health Department1.24 Km
Rx Med1.24 Km
Walmart Pharmacy1.54 Km
CVS Pharmacy2.22 Km
The Little Clinic3.08 Km
Kroger Pharmacy3.1 Km
Gibbs Pharmacy3.31 Km
Publix Pharmacy at Lebanon Center4.67 Km
Jason A. Hicks, Pharm4.67 Km
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Shopping Mall

Public Square0.79 Km
Village Center1.08 Km
Cedars Square Shopping Center1.53 Km
Nokes Shopping Colony1.71 Km
Cedar Crest Shopping Center1.9 Km
CastleGate Crossing2.41 Km
Mockingbird Center2.68 Km
Sunglass Hut2.73 Km
Wig Warehouse2.74 Km
Claires2.78 Km
Lebanon Outlet Marketplace2.82 Km
Westview Plaza3.11 Km
Butler Antiques & More3.98 Km
The Bell Building6.78 Km
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Train Station

Lebanon Station0.84 Km
Hamilton Springs7.03 Km

Airport

Lebanon NDB JUE 4141.93 Km
Direct Flight Solutions2.55 Km
Cedar Crest Field4.64 Km
Lee Field4.66 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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