#8 Best Private Colleges in Kentucky

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky

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University of the Cumberlands overview
Location Williamsburg, Kentucky
Online ucumberlands.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Baptist
University of the Cumberlands overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private Christian university founded in 1888. Its campus sits in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, providing a scenic backdrop for the academic pursuits of its students. With a focus on liberal arts education, the University of the Cumberlands offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on health sciences and education. Though it has a largely regional draw, the institution maintains a moderately selective admissions process, catering to a diverse student body with a plethora of academic interests. On-campus living is available, with multiple residence halls accentuating the close-knit campus environment. While the university garners recognition for its academic offerings, it does not specifically highlight an athletic program as a central pillar of its identity.

In the most recent statistical year 2,314 prospective students applied, and 1,921 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 640 enrolled in the school.  6,732 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 11,321 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $9,875 plus fees of $0. Cumberland College is ranked 952 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Cumberland College is rated within the lower 29% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
University of the Cumberlands overview
SAT 960/1160
ACT 16/23
GPA 3.47

Applications Accepted

University of the Cumberlands overview
Applications Due Aug 31, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for University of the Cumberlands
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $9,300
Budget for Other Expenses$5,709
Total One Year Cost$24,884

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$36,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

43% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of the Cumberlands students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Education 11%
Biology 11%
Health Professions 8%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8%

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