International Student Experience
It’s time to rise, pursue your dreams and earn a degree in the United States from Cumberland University. We believe opportunity is open to everyone, and we are inspired by those who work hard to reach it.
At CU, we celebrate diversity and believe each student adds value to our experience. Students from 49 countries come to Cumberland University to learn how to align their passions with a meaningful career. At Cumberland, you’ll have access to professors who take your success personally, a community who embraces diversity and an alumni network that connects you to a broader world.
With a variety of undergraduate majors, minors, and graduate degree offerings, CU puts you on the path to launch your career. Our experienced professors will guide you throughout your academic journey to ensure you’re ready to rise to meet what lies ahead.
Make campus your home
Over 500 students call CU’s campus home. Our campus features five residence halls that offer a variety of living options and experiences to support you throughout your academic career. Residential students enjoy walking to class, academic support services, dining, and athletics facilities. Choosing to live on campus offers you a traditional college experience that is all-inclusive, convenient and fun.
Acclimate to Life at CU
We understand that finding a sense of home in the states is important to all international students as they make their new life here at CU. With a variety of student organizations and clubs, a vibrant Greek life community, intramural sports, and a sweet southern city, you’ll be right where you belong.
CU rallies behind 30 NAIA men’s and women’s athletic teams that rise and compete for conference and national championships. The Phoenix athletic family has claimed 20 conference regular season and tournament championships, two team national titles, and three individual national championships over the past nine years.
Our teams are led by top-award winning coaches who invest their time and energy into our student-athletes. With their support, our student-athletes continue to excel both on the field and in the classroom.
Explore our Campus
We invite you to explore our growing campus. We can’t wait to connect with you and share all Cumberland University has to offer.
Applicants should apply at least six (6) months in advance
Ready to take the next step? We recommend you begin the application process at least six (6) months in advance
to allow sufficient time for completion of files and correspondence.
Have questions? We have answers.
Check out our International Student FAQs.
Contact Us. We’re Here to Help
If you have any questions or need any help through your next steps, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help guide you through this process and discuss your future at Cumberland University.
The Admissions Office is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm CST. Please contact the Admissions Office at 615-547-1246 locally or 800-467-0562 to speak with our International Enrollment Specialist or email firstname.lastname@example.org.