Carson-Newman University

Jefferson City, TN, USA
3.64 Average Rating

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.”

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Baptist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
69%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
74%
Out-Of-State Students
19%
89%
Submitting ACT
16%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1164
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
2,911
Total Number of Undergrads
1,722
Academic Calendar

Semester

See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
59%
20-39 Students
38%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
37%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,471
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$29,500
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$29,500
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + 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)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,894
Books and Supplies
$1600

Aid & Grants

0
100
77%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
45%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,440
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
45%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,438
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$14,721

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,172
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$13,405
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$205

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
56
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
48%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Eagles
School Colors
orange and blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
South Atlantic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Knoxville
Johnson City
Nashville
Atlanta
Chattanooga
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,300

What Students Are Saying

3.64 Average Rating
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.
Nicholas from Maryville, TN
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.
Megan
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

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