395 reviews
  1. Jefferson City, TN
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Carson-Newman University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference
Address
1646 S Russell Ave
Jefferson City, TN 37760
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Scores Range
898-1153
ACT Scores Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Carson-Newman University

Cost

Net Price
$14,257/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,393/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,924/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,469/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,900/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,572/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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.29 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,686Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Outgoing, approachable, and friendly
    63%
  • Friendly, but quiet
    26%
  • Outgoing
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.34 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Christ-centered
    38%
  • Beautiful
    33%
  • Close-knit
    19%
  • Inclusive
    10%

After Carson-Newman University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
47%
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

Carson-Newman University Reviews

395 reviews
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I love Carson Newman!The academic program is amazing. It is rigorous yet fun and interactive. The advisors will definitely do their best to lead you in the right direction. The sports program s awesome and you are sure to get a scholarship if you are good enough. The dorms are nice, and the student life is definitely something to look forward t. They are constantly having events to connect you with other students and have fun. The cafeteria is actually really good for café food. They also have a Chickfila on campus and a Maples Café. As far as scholarships, they offer a large variety, and are known for being one of the cheapest yet one of the most influential schools in the Southeast. You never have to worry too much for your safety, for there are always security driving around campus in mini cars to make sure all is going smoothly. I would highly recommend Carson Newman University!
The community is so amazing. You're not just a number! Professors and staff, including the President, work to make sure that Carson-Newman is your home that that you are living a fulfilled life. They all have posted office hours, and will do all that they can to help you. The students are all awesome people, too. It's great meeting someone as a total stranger and then walking away as friends. I can't imagine transferring to a school where I wasn't an individual.
Housing has probably been the worst experience for me. My freshman year in the women's dorm Burnett was only uncomfortable because the furniture was not moveable. But storage space was great. The closets in Burnett are huge and plenty of shelving and cabinet space. Community bathrooms are fair in Burnett and was a better experience than I originally thought before moving to Burnett. The women's dorm Alumni on the other hand is possibly the worst dorm experience I have ever had. When I first moved in the air conditioning was broken. After a couple of days maintenance fixed the problem. However, a month later a black mold infestation broke out that covered the entire room. As it turned out mold had grown in the air conditioner over the summer and once it was fixed, mold spores blew over the entire room. Of a glass was not dried completely after washing, mold would grow on it over night. Ventilation on the bottom floor of Alumni Hall is terrible and the hall typically smells musty and feels damp. Also, the dorm used to be a men's dorm. The bathrooms have not been updated since 2004 and they were only updated then to convert it from a men's bathroom with urinals to a women's bathroom with no urinals. There are still hook ups for urinals and dividers where urinals used to be. If I could make one change to Alumni it would be to the bathrooms. I would much rather live in Burnett again rather than Alumni where the only up side is the furniture can be moved. The closet is very small and is shared with a roommate. There is no shelving in rooms of Alumni. I prefer Burnett for women's dorm halls.
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
  • Housing