CU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Cumberland University
How hard is it to get into CU and can I get accepted? The school has a 54% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,159 out of 2,143 applicants were admitted making CU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. Cumberland University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 48% 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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CU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT3%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1110|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1180|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Cumberland University?
Cumberland University typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 3 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1240 and Above||Good||>67%|
|1175 to 1240||Avg +||54%-67%|
|1110 to 1175||Avg -||41%-54%|
|1045 to 1110||Reach||29%-41%|
|Less than 1045||Low||<29%|
CU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT97%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||21|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into CU?
Admission data indicates that CU 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 17 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 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #29 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cumberland University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>67%|
|21 to 23||Avg +||54%-67%|
|19 to 21||Avg -||41%-54%|
|17 to 19||Reach||29%-41%|
|Less than 17||Low||<29%|
Avg. High School GPA3.3
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Cumberland University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Cumberland University was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #23 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as CU accepts 54% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||15%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||23%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||21%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||21%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||3%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
66% of Cumberland University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||9%|
|Top 25% of class||29%|
|Top 50% of class||66%|
|Bottom 50% of class||34%|
|Bottom 25% of class||5%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||45%||53%||48%|
What are the requirements for admission to Cumberland University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219949 IPEDS survey data for Cumberland University.