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Cumberland College Admission Requirements

Williamsburg, Kentucky

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Chances of getting into University of the Cumberlands

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80%
Admission Difficulty for University of the Cumberlands
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Cumberland College and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,009 out of 2,510 applicants were admitted making University of the Cumberlands an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. University of the Cumberlands typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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 580
SAT Math 75th 560
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 requires 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. The school ranks #18 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >87%
1035 to 1140 Avg + 80%-87%
930 to 1035 Avg - 70%-80%
825 to 930 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 825 Low <58%
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Cumberland College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
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 18
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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 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 2019 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 >87%
21 to 24 Avg + 80%-87%
18 to 21 Avg - 70%-80%
15 to 18 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 15 Low <58%
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Cumberland College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
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 3.3 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 grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Cumberland College accepts 80% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of the Cumberlands students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of the Cumberlands admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,354 1,156 2,510
Accepted 1,086 923 2,009
Acceptance Rate 80% 80% 80%
Enrolled 372 392 764
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 42% 38%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
125

Applicants have 125 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2021.

Admission 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 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.

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?

80% 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 18 and 24. 90% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.