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Carson-Newman University

  • Jefferson City, TN
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 55%45%
    student ratio
  • 1,713
    total students
  • $23,300 | $23,300
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • August 1
    fall application deadline
  • 66%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

The University

Carson-Newman University students experience what higher education can be at this nationally recognized university founded in 1851. This liberal arts-based institution integrates faith and learning in a nurturing and rigorous teaching environment where students come first. Carson-Newman's faculty members are scholar-mentors who imbue their students with faith and knowledge and who instill critical thinking that helps students reach their full potential as educated citizens and worldwide servant leaders. The university's 12:1 student-to-faculty member ratio ensures a nurturing academic community in and out of the classroom, whether students are studying on campus or online.

Carson-Newman has an enrollment of 1,713 undergraduates and 332 graduates. The university offers vast study-abroad and mission opportunities and a thriving honors program. In 2013 it created the Eagles Scholars program for all student-athletes. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors and 9 graduate degree programs.

The university was named the 10th-best Baccalaureate College in the nation by "Washington Monthly" and is ranked by "The Princeton Review" as a Best in the Southeast. Carson-Newman was also recently ranked number 1 in service in the nation by U.S. Department of Education. More than 95% of Carson-Newman's students receive financial aid, and the university has been named a Best Value by "U.S. News and World Report."

Carson-Newman also has a diverse campus community with students from more than 24 countries and most states. It offers students 70 campus organizations, 40 intramural sports, and 18 NCAA Division II sports.

Location

Carson-Newman offers a spectacular location in one of America's most scenic regions. It is situated nearby the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and state's 3rd largest city, Knoxville.

Academic Programs

Carson-Newman's exceptionally high placement rate in professional programs in medicine, law, business, education and theological study is a testimony to the excellence of its rigorous academic program. Carson-Newman University operates on a traditional semester system. May term is a 3-week intensive period of study giving students the opportunity to earn 3 credit hours. Summer terms are also offered.

All baccalaureate degrees require completion of 128 semester hours. Students must complete the Carson-Newman liberal arts core requirements and a total of 36 semester hours at the junior/senior level. Specific course requirements vary depending on major and degree program. Honors courses, independent study, and internships are available to students who qualify. Advanced credit is available for students who achieve required scores on AP exams, CLEP tests, and Carson-Newman departmental examinations.

New students are assigned faculty advisers, who assist with course selection and student concerns. Career planning and tutoring services are also available through the Life Directions Center.

Off-Campus Programs

Students can spend entire semesters abroad by participating in the London Semester and other study-abroad opportunities. Carson-Newman, along with International Enrichment, Inc., provides all academic and nonacademic support services.

The Washington Semester is available as an internship program primarily for political science and prelaw majors. Through the program, students earn credit for work in the nation's capital. Art and foreign language majors may earn credit while studying and traveling throughout Europe during the 3-week May term. Other opportunities are also offered, including an annual study-abroad program in South Africa.

Carson-Newman's film program offers students the opportunity to earn college credit while participating in internships with regional filmmakers. Through a partnership program with the Los Angeles Film Studies Center, accepted students also have an opportunity to live in L.A. and to work and study with Hollywood filmmakers.

Additionally, Carson-Newman offers a thriving graduate and adult studies program that includes strong online options such as its doctoral degree program in education.

Academic Facilities

Carson-Newman offers the resources necessary for the enrichment of each student's education. Facilities include numerous computer labs, a campus-wide computer network, a media service center, a Digital Café, two theaters for drama production, Thomas Recital Hall, 2 art galleries and 23 individual art studios, the Stephens-Burnett Library, and the Maddox Student Activities Center. Recent construction projects have added 2 academic buildings to campus. These include Blye-Poteat Hall, home to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and Ted Russell Hall, which houses the Department of Business.


Location & Contact

1646 Russell Avenue, PO Box 557
Jefferson City, TN 37760
USA

Melanie Redding

Director of Admissions

Phone: 865-471-3223
Fax: 865-471-3502
Email: cnadmiss@cn.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion Merchandising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Small Business Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Rhetoric and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Child Development
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Consumer Services and Advocacy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Family and Consumer Economics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dietetics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Developmental and Child Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Biblical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Divinity/Ministry
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Drawing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Keyboard Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Voice and Opera
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

66% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,916
    • Accepted2,607
    • Acceptance Rate66%
    • Enrolled1,713
    • Female Applicants2,328
    • Females Accepted1,604
    • Female Acceptance Rate68%
    • Male Applicants1,588
    • Males Accepted1,003
    • Male Acceptance Rate63%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.25
      medical history
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.40
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading
    • SAT Math
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 20 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$23,300
    • Out-of-state tuition *$23,300
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,160.00
    • Room and board *$7,590.00
    • Room only *$3,430.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,713
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino1.4%
    • Black or African American8.99%
    • White or Caucasian82.72%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.29%
    • Asian.47%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.06%
    • Two or more races1.93%
    • Unknown.82%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.33% representing 20 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students21% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 50%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station Not Reported
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Baptist Student Union, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Government Association, Student Ambassadors Association, Columbians
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Golf Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division 2 Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Swimming Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty210
    • Full-time Percentage54%
    • Part-time Percentage46%
    • Female Percentage46%
    • Male Percentage54%
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported


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