The main campus is on about 50 acres in a residential neighborhood near the business district of Lebanon, TN. The University also operates sites in Mt. Juliet (Online and Professional Studies) and Lebanon McFarland Campus (Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing).
Our fall 2013 enrollment was 1501 students with 1,056 full-time undergraduates, 213 part-time undergraduates, and 232 graduate students.
Cumberland University does not have a religious affiliation and is a private, independent university; however there are multiple religious clubs and organizations which are active on campus.
Lebanon is a fast-growing community with many opportunities for dining and entertainment. However, Nashville is located just 30 minutes from campus where some students go for additional nightlife, dining, and entertainment opportunities.
Click here for tuition and fees. Cumberland University does not have have an out-of-state fee for non-residents.
All freshman students are required to live on campus. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Director of Residence Life and the Vice President of Business and Finance. If you live on campus you must purchase a meal plan (included in room & board).
Well over 90% of Cumberland students receive some type of financial assistance with average awards of $8,000 to resident students and $5-6,000 to those not living on campus. The award comes in a package that may include a scholarship, grant, low-interest loan or part-time employment. The type of package and amount of assistance depends on the applicant’s financial need, the amount of funds available to the University, and the number of Cumberland students who qualify for assistance.
Vise Library has over 350,000 volumes including 200,000 e-books. They also have over 2,000 DVD’s, including recent films, and a collection of popular reading titles.
In recent years, the minority population has be approximately 33% combined African-American, American Indian, Asian, and Hispanic.
Although Cumberland students are primarily from Tennessee, They also come from 34 states and 31 foreign countries.
Yes, the University offers peer tutors free of charge. Students can request a tutor in the Academic Enrichment Center (AEC). The AEC offers assistance with various subjects including Math, English, Biology, Spanish, History, and writing papers in any class or discipline. The AEC also provides a free online tutorial service for all students through SmartThinking. For more information on SmartThinking online tutoring please click here.
Cumberland belongs to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Mid-South Conference. All varsity sports are in NAIA Division I.
Yes, freshmen can bring cars to campus. Students must apply for parking passes that will designate which lot they are allowed to park in depending on whether they are a residential student or a commuter.
Cumberland has a variety of opportunities for students to get involved in within performing arts. Students can choose band, the Cumberland Chorale, drama, studio art, and much more!
There are approximately 481 students living on campus.
CU proudly boasts multiple residence halls on campus: Edward Potter, primary housing facility for all first-year male CU students; Justin Potter, primary housing facility for all first-year female CU students; South Hall, residence for students who are at sophomore status or above and is co-educational facility divided by floors, and the Cumberland Commons I & II, which are two-story, suite-style residence halls reserved for students that are at a sophomore status or above.
Yes, there are two fraternities: Kappa Sigma and Sigma Chi Nu, and two sororities: Alpha Sigma Tau & Alph Omicron.
There are over 40 clubs and organizations on campus.
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