Cumberland University

Undergraduate Requirements

Cumberland University admits those applicants whose ability, training, motivation, and interests indicate that they will succeed in college course work.

General requirements include:
  • Minimum of 21 ACT composite score or 1060 SAT Total Score*
  • Minimum 3.00 high school grade point average (unweighted)*
  • Official academic transcript(s) (including Dual Enrollment Courses)
  • A non-refundable $25 application fee ($50 for international students)
  • Completed Application for Admission
  • Immunization records (printable form)
*For students who do not meet the minimum high school grade point average (unweighted) and/or minimum ACT composite score/SAT Total Score, the University will require the student to complete a personal statement. Written by the student, the personal statement will indicate why the student would like to attend Cumberland University, would help contribute to a diverse student body, and measures the student will take to be successful academically at the University.
The ACT/SAT requirement is waived for persons who have graduated five years or more prior to their application to the University or are 25 years of age or older upon the beginning of their first semester at the University.

Applicants should submit their application and fee to the Office of Admissions. Applicants must request official transcripts from their high school or community college to be sent to the Cumberland University Office of Admissions. A final transcript bearing the seal of the institution and showing final class rank, GPA, test scores, and other pertinent information is also required. Applicants also must submit official scores for either the ACT or the SAT college admissions tests. After all application materials have been received and evaluated, the Office of Admissions will notify the student of his/her admission status.

Cumberland University is an equal opportunity educational institution and, as such, does not discriminate in the admissions policy on the basis of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, or physical handicap.

Personal Interviews

Applicants and their parents are invited and encouraged to visit the campus. By visiting, students have an opportunity to meet with members of the faculty and administration and familiarize themselves with the University programs and facilities. A personal interview, while not required, is often desirable for the prospective student. An applicant who wishes to visit the University should make an appointment through the Admissions Office.

Admission Policy

Cumberland University notifies the applicant of his/her admission status as soon as all necessary documentation/credentials have been received. Questions concerning the admission status of a prospective student should be addressed either by telephone, by E-mail, or in writing to the Director of Admissions.

Admission Contact Information

The Admissions Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Please contact the Admissions Office at (615) 547-1221 locally or (800) 467-0562 to schedule a campus visit. You may also schedule a campus tour via e-mail at