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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 1,608 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Carson-Newman acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Nursing. Graduating 46% of students, Carson-Newman alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
About Carson-Newman University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference
Address
1646 S Russell Ave
Jefferson City, TN 37760
Website
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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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
940-1150
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$18,598/ 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
$20,126/ 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
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,608Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
82
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Outgoing, approachable, and friendly
    60%
  • Friendly, but quiet
    28%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Diverse
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.40 responses
Poll
78%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Christ-centered
    44%
  • Beautiful
    26%
  • Close-knit
    15%
  • Inclusive
    11%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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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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.
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Since it is a smaller university, the professors have more one on one time and can give every student ample attention. The baptist aspect of the college keeps everyone sturdy in their faith and helps others follow the correct path. Great college with awesome faculty!
Carson Newman University is an amazing school. My professors here were always willing to work one on one with me and accommodate my children when I didn't have a babysitter. They put their students first. The teachers genuinely care about what happens to their students after they graduate. Carson Newman is a great university to build life long connections. They provide lots of activities for students living on or off campus. They provide for their students. This school helped me get through a lot!