Get a Head Start on College

High school will be over faster than you think. The sooner you start planning for college, the more prepared you will be in your transition from high school student to college student. The good news is, you don't have to wait to figure out things like what you want to study, what kinds of college experiences you want to have, or what kind of living situation would be best for you. Want some pointers? View our Patriot Guide to College designed to give high school students an organized guideline of some ways to pre-plan. And if you want to knock out a few college classes early, consider our Patriot Pathways Dual Credit programs where you can take dual-credit classes that count toward high school and college.

 

 Patriot Guide to College    

Now You're Getting Somewhere

Patriot Pete on the football field
What's included in your tuition? Everything.

What's included in your tuition? Everything.

At Cumberlands we empower you to learn on your own terms, at your own pace, with zero fine print, exceptions, or funny business. One focus: You. One price for everything, all included, even books. Why? Because that's Cumberlands' One Price Promise.

10 Reasons to Choose UC

Student Life 

Student Life 

UC will allow you to thrive socially. You will be able to make new friendships within our diverse student body and experience fun weekly campus events.  

 

Affordability

Affordability

You shouldn’t have to worry about cost. At UC, you'll have some of the lowest prices for tuition, room, and board in the nation. We also offer many financial benefits, like free textbooks and parking, scholarships, grants, and work-study positions. 

Academic Programs

Academic Programs

With more than 40 different majors and minors to choose from, you have plenty of options to discover your passions and develop your strengths. You will learn from highly skilled and experienced professors to ensure that you get the best education possible. 

Personalized Approach

Personalized Approach

With our small classes (we have a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio), your learning experience will be much more personalized than at a large school. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping you get your academic needs met, offering resources like free textbooks and free tutoring services. 

Commitment to Your Future

Commitment to Your Future

Our Office of Career Services will help you refine your résumé, practice interviewing skills, and find professional connections to ensure you find a steady career after you graduate. Many obtain successful careers fresh out of college, and 66 percent of our alumni have completed or are working on a graduate degree within 5 years after graduation.  

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Cumberlands gives you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the world through studying abroad. Take a trip to study in places such as Belize, England, Ireland, Costa Rica, France, or Spain – and earn college credit while you’re there!  

Location

Location

You can enjoy the best of both worlds at Cumberlands: city life within a 1.5 hour drive, or country life closer to campus. We’re located halfway between Lexington, KY, and Knoxville, TN. Closer to campus, you can enjoy beautiful Appalachian scenery and outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and hanging out at Laurel Lake. 

Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and Organizations

You’ll have a variety of clubs and organizations to enjoy: Campus Ministries, Patriot Student Newspaper, Diversity Leadership Council, Campus Activities Board, and many more. Clubs are the perfect chance to learn something new and meet new people.  

Athletic Programs

Athletic Programs

If you have a passion for sports, UC is great for you. We have many competitive sports teams you can cheer on in the stands, plus a variety of intramural teams like battleship (in the pool!), 3 v 3 basketball, and sand volleyball.  

Housing

Housing

Some residence halls (dorms) are community style, and others are suite style, so you’ll have the chance to live in both styles throughout your time here. Our dorms have free laundry facilities, vending machines, study rooms, and lobbies where you can study or hang out with friends. We also have on-campus apartments, which are offered based on seniority. 

Financial Aid Fast Facts

96%

Receive Financial Aid

$6.8M

UC Aid Given

1 in 5

Students Debt-Free

$13,258

Average Financial Aid

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The Office of Admissions

Leave no question unanswered. Our admissions and enrollment team can get you ready for college in no time.

Alex Campbell

Alex Campbell

Associate Director of Admissions
Undergraduate Admissions

Alex Campbell

Contact Information

alex.campbell [at] ucumberlands.edu
Norman Perkins House
Jordan Zecchini

Jordan Zecchini

Enrollment Counselor
Undergraduate Admissions

Jordan Zecchini

Contact Information

jordan.zecchini [at] ucumberlands.edu
Norman Perkins House
Whitney Baker

Whitney Baker

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Undergraduate Admissions

Whitney Baker

Contact Information

whitney.baker [at] ucumberlands.edu
Norman Perkins House