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Cumberland College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of the Cumberlands

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
74.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of the Cumberlands
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Cumberland College and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,711 out of 2,301 applicants were admitted making Cumberland College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent. University of the Cumberlands typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Cumberland College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
17%
SAT Scores for University of the Cumberlands
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for University of the Cumberlands
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1100

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 requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of the Cumberlands admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >83%
1095 to 1200 Avg + 74%-83%
990 to 1095 Avg - 63%-74%
885 to 990 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 885 Low <50%
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Cumberland College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
90%
ACT Scores for University of the Cumberlands
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of the Cumberlands
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

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 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of the Cumberlands admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >83%
22 to 25 Avg + 74%-83%
19 to 22 Avg - 63%-74%
16 to 19 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 16 Low <50%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of the Cumberlands. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of the Cumberlands was 3.3 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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Cumberland College accepts 74% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of the Cumberlands students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 27% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

71% 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 38%
Top 50% of class 71%
Bottom 50% of class 29%
Bottom 25% of class 8%

Admission Statistics

University of the Cumberlands admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,104 1,197 2,301
Accepted 821 890 1,711
Acceptance Rate 74% 74% 74%
Enrolled 215 218 433
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 24% 25%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
303

Applicants have 303 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Cumberland College before the Aug 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of the Cumberlands and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of the Cumberlands Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
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.