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Cumberland College Admission Requirements

Williamsburg, Kentucky

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Chances of getting into University of the Cumberlands

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Admission Difficulty for University of the Cumberlands
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into Cumberland College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Cumberland College is 81%.  It ranks #18 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. University of the Cumberlands is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,966 out of 2,414 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent (SAT 930/1140 ACT 19/24). University of the Cumberlands typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.47. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Cumberland College application fee is $30 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of the Cumberlands. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 15% of students submitted SAT scores and 90% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Cumberland College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
15%
SAT Scores for University of the Cumberlands
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for University of the Cumberlands
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1040

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of the Cumberlands?

University of the Cumberlands typically prefers applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. Cumberland College ranks #14 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of the Cumberlands admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >88%
1035 to 1140 Avg + 81%-88%
930 to 1035 Avg - 71%-81%
825 to 930 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 825 Low <60%
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Cumberland College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
90%
ACT Scores for University of the Cumberlands
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of the Cumberlands
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Cumberland College?

Admission data indicates that Cumberland College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Kentucky for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of the Cumberlands.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of the Cumberlands admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >89%
21 to 24 Avg + 81%-89%
19 to 21 Avg - 74%-81%
17 to 19 Reach 65%-74%
Less than 17 Low <65%
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Cumberland College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.47
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of the Cumberlands?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Cumberland College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of the Cumberlands was 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Kentucky for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.47 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Cumberland College accepts 81% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

Similar Requirements

High School Class Rank

72% of University of the Cumberlands freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of the Cumberlands students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 72%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of the Cumberlands admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,399 1,015 2,414
Accepted 1,165 801 1,966
Acceptance Rate 83% 79% 81%
Enrolled 339 310 649
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 39% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of the Cumberlands is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of the Cumberlands and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of the Cumberlands Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of the Cumberlands
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=156541 IPEDS survey data for University of the Cumberlands.

FAQs

Does University of the Cumberlands prefer SAT or ACT?

15% of students submit their SAT scores to Cumberland College. 90% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of the Cumberlands?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to Cumberland College. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of the Cumberlands?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1140. 15% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of the Cumberlands?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 90% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.