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Campus & Student Life at Cumberland University

Home to about 2,397 undergraduates in 2020, Cumberland University is a small, private university located in Lebanon, Tennessee. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Cumberland University can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Cumberland University Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Cumberland University Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Cumberland University Disability Services.

Cumberland University for the Military

While not a "service academy", Cumberland University does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Cumberland University Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Cumberland University for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Cumberland University

Cumberland University offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Cumberland University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Cumberland University

Cumberland University has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,397 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,886 (78.7%). Part-time attendance was 511 (21.3%).

Full-timePart-timeTotal
1,8865112,397

Cumberland University is Ranked #1,638 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Cumberland University is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Cumberland University #1638 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Cumberland University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Cumberland University by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Cumberland University Diversity Guide.

Cumberland University Competes in the NIAA

Cumberland University has a total of 234 student athletes, 160 men and 74 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$7,832,845
Total Expenses (all teams)$7,580,480
Net$252,365

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Cumberland University Athletics

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