C+
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
    D+
  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
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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
63%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
840-1120
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
$18,110/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,480/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,566/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,193/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,834/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,539/ year

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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,734Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Outgoing, approachable, and friendly
    62%
  • Friendly, but quiet
    29%
  • Outgoing
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.36 responses
Poll
76%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Christ-centered
    39%
  • Beautiful
    30%
  • Close-knit
    17%
  • Inclusive
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
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 University is a wonderful institution with incredible teachers and academics. It's a great size and there's a 'feeling of family' across the campus. Nestled in a rural community with access to restaurants and local businesses and only a short drive from larger cities, you have the best of both worlds.
The athletics, extra-curricular activities (intramurals, organizations, SGA, etc.), food service and overall student moral on campus is outstanding.
It's quite the school!
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I truly love this school and everything about it! Carson-Newman makes me feel like I am at home. This school has become one of my favorite places to be. The campus is beautiful with lots of wonderful people. The professors are engaging and kind. They genuinely care and want you to succeed in the process called college. The campus life is great especially for a small school. There is always an event or something to go to. Also it is super easy to get involved and be apart of groups and/or organizations.
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!