Chartered in 1888, University of the Cumberlands (Williamsburg, KY) is committed to providing a superior education within an exceptional Christian atmosphere, striving to instill in students the desire to be agents of change and to use knowledge for the benefit of others.
Listed as a "Top Tier" institution by U.S. News and World Report, UC is one of few institutions where all students complete a leadership program, helping fulfill our mission to prepare students for lives of ethical and responsible leadership. UC graduates enjoy a high acceptance rate to graduate and professional schools.
Representing 42 states and 32 countries, UC students quickly become integral parts of the campus family and are involved with all aspects of campus life -- from ministry programs and athletics to stimulating internships and research opportunities. As a member of the Mid-South Conference (NAIA Division 1), UC offers 26 varsity sports for men and women. Last year, 95% of UC students shared more than $35 million dollars in financial aid.
At University of the Cumberlands, we welcome hardworking students from all backgrounds who are excited to pursue their passions and excel in their UC majors and degree programs. Through rigorous coursework, a talented faculty, small class sizes and a vibrant student life, UC graduates go on to successful careers where they make a difference as strong, ethical leaders.
University of the Cumberlands has historically served students primarily, but not exclusively, from the beautiful mountain regions of Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and Alabama which have traditionally been described as Appalachia. The University's impact can be seen in the achievements of its graduates who have assumed roles of leadership in this region and throughout the nation.