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Cumberland University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1842
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,037
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $7,121,275
Admissions Address

1 Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087-3408

Website

http://www.cumberland.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@cumberland.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: James Snider
Admissions office telephone: (615) 444-2562
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: June 15
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $50 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 1 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History 1 2
Academic electives 12 12
Total academic units 27 28

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 67%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 67%
Total applicants: 606
Total acceptances: 408
Total freshman enrollment: 211
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 344
Male acceptances: 220
Male freshman enrollment: 118
 
Female applicants: 262
Female acceptances: 188
Female freshman enrollment: 93
Out-of-state freshmen: 12%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: 15%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 38%
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: N/A
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 11%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 410 – 500
Math: 500 – 530
Combined: 910 – 1030

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.0% 0.0%
600-699 0.0% 0.0%
500-599 35.0% 38.0%
400-499 46.0% 54.0%
300-399 19.0% 8.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 89%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 – 23
Math: 17 – 23
Composite: 18 – 22

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 3.0% 6.0% 2.0%
24-29 17.0% 16.0% 22.0%
18-23 65.0% 54.0% 36.0%
12-17 15.0% 24.0% 40.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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