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2023 Top Private Universities in Tennessee

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  1. #1 Top Private Universities in Tennessee.

    Vanderbilt University

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    4 Year,

    NASHVILLE, TN,

    1317 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience. I primarily chose to attend Vandy for its academic prowess, and it definitely lived up to that....

    Read 1317 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    Net Price: $25,804,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  2. #2 Top Private Universities in Tennessee.

    Rhodes College

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    4 Year,

    MEMPHIS, TN,

    662 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says To begin, the size of Rhodes College is ideal for getting to know many other students, especially of other graduation years. The campus has beautiful buildings (though some are better on the....

    Read 662 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 51%,

    Net Price: $29,852,

    SAT Range: 1220-1400,

  3. #3 Top Private Universities in Tennessee.

    Johnson University

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    4 Year,

    KNOXVILLE, TN,

    293 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says 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....

    Read 293 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 55%,

    Net Price: $18,292,

    SAT Range: 990-1200,

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  5. #4 Top Private Universities in Tennessee.

    Lipscomb University

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    4 Year,

    NASHVILLE, TN,

    808 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Lipscomb University is located in the beautiful city of Nashville. Campus life is full of fun activities from bible studies, to vision board nights, to movie nights in the courtyard where you can....

    Read 808 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 62%,

    Net Price: $26,421,

    SAT Range: 1080-1310,

  6. #6 Top Private Universities in Tennessee.

    Sewanee - The University of the South

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    4 Year,

    SEWANEE, TN,

    444 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Sewanee is an extremely unique experience and will be something you remember for the rest of your life. There is limited life outside the campus, but thats what makes the community so integrated and....

    Read 444 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 56%,

    Net Price: $36,244,

    SAT Range: 1160-1340,

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  8. #7 Top Private Universities in Tennessee.

    Milligan University

    4 Year,

    MILLIGAN, TN,

    319 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says My first year of Milligan University was more than I could have ever hoped for. Having lived in one place for my entire life, I was scared to move to a completely new place where I knew no one. The....

    Read 319 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 99%,

    Net Price: $21,003,

    SAT Range: 1080-1270,

  9. #8 Top Private Universities in Tennessee.

    Lincoln Memorial University

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    4 Year,

    HARROGATE, TN,

    350 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Lincoln Memorial University is a wonderful place to attend college. The campus is absolutely beautiful. Not to mention, there is an abundant amount of rich history right in this area. It has become a....

    Read 350 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $22,251,

    SAT Range: 1000-1220,

  10. #10 Top Private Universities in Tennessee.

    Trevecca Nazarene University

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    4 Year,

    NASHVILLE, TN,

    422 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The two years in which I have attended Trevecca Nazarene University have been an amazing experience! Since I first set foot on campus, I've been surrounded by a loving and accepting community, both...Every faculty member is willing to help each student in reaching success and give the necessary advice to do so. Now there is the fact that Trevecca is a smaller campus, and will only offer certain...Overall, Trevecca pushes for community and I've certain felt part of the community on campus!.

    Read 422 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 63%,

    Net Price: $16,508,

    SAT Range: 1040-1290,

  11. #11 Top Private Universities in Tennessee.

    King University - Tennessee

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    4 Year,

    BRISTOL, TN,

    429 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I am currently enrolled at King University studying communications. I completed my associate’s degree at a local community college, so choosing a school that accepted my transfer credits was a top....

    Read 429 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 60%,

    Net Price: $22,020,

    SAT Range: 960-1150,

  12. #14 Top Private Universities in Tennessee.

    Belmont University

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    4 Year,

    NASHVILLE, TN,

    1732 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Belmont is a great University with a great campus. Although some may it is a bit pricey to attend, Belmont offers great financial aid! Belmont has put their focus into many majors such as Nursing,....

    Read 1732 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 83%,

    Net Price: $34,368,

    SAT Range: 1120-1300,

  13. #15 Top Private Universities in Tennessee.

    Southern Adventist University

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    4 Year,

    COLLEGEDALE, TN,

    805 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Although I had another plans by the beginning of the 2020, I'd have never thought of being a nursing student at SAU. The twist I had almost a year ago meant a remarkable event in my life. I was not....

    Read 805 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 74%,

    Net Price: $24,491,

    SAT Range: 970-1250,

  14. Carson-Newman University

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    4 Year,

    JEFFERSON CITY, TN,

    517 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says If you love personal, one-on-one learning, then Carson-Newman is the place for you! Every professor I have had so far has remembered my name and will even talk to me outside of class in passing. So...Another thing that I love is since it is a smaller university, you can make deeper connections will your peers because chances are you will see them on campus or have classes with them constantly. Also, one of the main reasons I chose to attend C-N is due to their Bonner Scholar program, which is service-based. Through the program, I have truly learned and grown as a person and have discovered...Overall, I 10/10 recommend coming here if you want high-quality professors, friendly staff and administrators, great programs and clubs, and, most notably, an incredible opportunity to make lasting....

    Read 517 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 79%,

    Net Price: $19,172,

    SAT Range: 950-1130,

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