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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Carson-Newman is a private, Christian university located in Jefferson City, Tennessee. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,661 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Carson-Newman acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 57% of students, Carson-Newman alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
1646 S Russell Ave
Jefferson City, TN 37760
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference

Carson-Newman University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

C-N Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1180
ACT Range
19-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,531/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,440/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    32%
  • On Campus
    66%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,661Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
113
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Outgoing, approachable, and friendly
    60%
  • Friendly, but quiet
    32%
  • Outgoing
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
49%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.41 responses
Poll
79%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Christ-centered
    43%
  • Beautiful
    25%
  • Close-knit
    14%
  • Inclusive
    11%
  • Fast-paced
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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I came to Carson Newman university in the summer of last year for football, As a freshman in college. My experience here kind of felt like back home, From high school. I went to a boarding military school eight minutes from my house. I was a day student though. I’ve had friends from all over the world. Kind of like at Carson Newman university. Both small schools. I chose Carson Newman because I didn’t want to be just a number. I wanted to be known. I am from Florida so the weather is a lot different my first year as a freshman in college I got to see snow! It is a little colder here but it wasn’t too bad. I missed my family, I was also busy with football, friends, class work and homework. The time when by fast. My overall experience Was great! I will be back in July for football and my sophomore year!
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Carson-Newman offers a wide range of opportunities to explore. The university is rapidly growing and changing. It may be a small campus, but everything within it is moving at a fast pace. If you enjoy interacting with people I highly recommend giving this university a chance. It is incredibly easy to network with people. You are given plenty of leadership opportunities. The environment is suitable for learning. Just remember to try to get involved! The best time to get out of your comfort zone is in college.
Outstanding school, great support system! The advisors genuinely care about their students and will do whatever they need to help them succeed.