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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A+
Johnson University is an above-average private, Christian university located in Tennessee. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 632 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Johnson University acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Biblical Studies, Divinity, Ministry, and Pre-Theology, and Missionary Studies. Graduating 63% of students, Johnson University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,100.
7900 Johnson Dr
Knoxville, TN 37998
About Johnson University...
Athletic Division
NCCAA Division II
Athletic Conference

Johnson University Rankings

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

JU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
June 1
SAT Range
1050-1240
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,684/ 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
$6,137/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
11
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
3
Online Associates Programs
3
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    78%
  • Online
    17%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
632Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
121
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
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  • Friendly and caring people
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.21 responses
Poll
78%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • A positive schooling experience.
    69%
  • Home away from home
    23%
  • An extremely negative schooling experience.
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
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This was my first year attending JU, and I loved every minute of it. It is truly and uncommon community, filled with so many exceptional people and professors! If you're looking to get a great Christian education this is the place for you! Everyone here majors in their major of choice, along with Bible and Theology (so you double major), so keep that in mind before applying. You will have to take over 30 hours of Bible courses, so just a heads up is that's not really your thing. It's also BEAUTIFUL! We're about 25 minutes away from downtown knox and about 35-45 from the Gatlinburg, Sevierville area. Work study jobs are available in just about any department you can think of, and my employer works really well with my school schedule. Not to mention the great dorms. You get your own bathroom, sink, and shower and one roommate. They're super spacious too.
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Due to the unique circumstances most schools were in over the past few months, Johnson moved to an online format. Resulting, in having to take my classes this semester online. Though, classes did not go as planned the students, faculty, and staff did a wonderful job adjusting and made the most out of the situation. My professors did an excellent job with continuing education to the best way for each student. Overall, I was personally happy even with the circumstances. I will have my first official online course this summer.
Amazing community, even as a socially anxious person I had easily found friends. Class size is kept small, with some only having 10 students or as big as 40, but that is generally just for the freshman level courses. Professors are all friendly, flexible and understandable. Great Christian Atmosphere!