Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman University is a liberal arts institution associated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention and located in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Carson-Newman runs the Bonner Center, which promotes justice, social change, and faith, as well as an honors program for gifted students that features team-oriented multidisciplinary classes and travel to regional cultural events. Favored majors include nursing, elementary education, and religious studies. Admissions are rated as “selective.”
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Not for Profit
This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
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+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
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Almost everyone you pass on campus is remarkably friendly and cheerful. The professors do an excellent job by caring for the well-being of the students and showing the passion they have for their field. While located in a small town, the campus is beautiful, especially in the fall, and very safe.
Carson-Newman is home. There is no other word for it. Everyone here is family.
Joseph from Knoxville, TN
Carson-Newman is a fun, close knit, Christ centered school. It allows students to grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. Carson Newman is simply an amazing school.
I have found Carson Newman to have been a good learning institution that realizes you can make an impact outside of the classroom. Being one of the top community-service oriented schools in the nation reveals that CN believes in impacting the community it is located in for good. Carson Newman has given me a great opportunity to move into adulthood well educated and well rounded.
Joseph from Morristown, TN
Carson-Newman is an outstanding college where anyone can fulfill their dreams at. The staff is willing to give 110% to make sure each student reaches their potential and exceed his/her expectations. The future is becoming much brighter with Carson-Newman sending students into to the world to make a difference.