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Carson-Newman University

  • Jefferson City, TN
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 55%45%
    student ratio
  • 1,713
    total students
  • $23,280 | $23,280
    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 Carson-Newman Experience Helps Students Looking for "More"

In choosing a university there's a lot for students to consider. There are academics, size, location and more. Carson-Newman University has a strong academic reputation, meaningful faculty and student interaction, opportunities to study and serve abroad, and a scenic location in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. But there's more. There's more to college than just attending class, or even earning a degree. There's discovering God's calling on one's life, and finding more -- more than a diploma, more than a career -- more to life.

The Carson-Newman experience is for students who are looking for more. It integrates faith and learning and helps students develop intellectually, personally, and spiritually.

Students at Carson-Newman University Interact One-on-one With Interested, Understanding Faculty

As they think about what college they would like to attend, students should consider the kinds of relationships they would like to have with their professors. Carson-Newman is an excellent choice for students who want personal relationships with faculty members, where faculty often encourage students to make presentations at national conferences, or write letters of recommendation for graduate, medical, or law school.

One of the most distinctive features of Carson-Newman is that it is a Christian liberal arts university. Students at C-N gain a broad background with which to utilize their knowledge and practice their Christianity. They learn how faith enhances their academic and vocational pursuits.

Professors enjoy teaching at Carson-Newman because they have the freedom to develop professionally and personally as they wish. C-N faculty members are known for their interaction with students outside of class, often leading campus clubs and travel courses. Dr. Christine Dalton, assistant professor of chemistry, enjoys advising the Chemistry Club and inviting students for social evenings at her house to play games and share snacks. Like all faculty members, she serves as an academic advisor, guiding students through their four years of course selection, career preparation, and even internships.

The Carson-Newman faculty gets students actively involved in the learning process. In Dr. Christine Dalton's chemistry classes, for example, students learn concepts together in small groups while playing the roles of manager, record-keeper, strategy person, and spokesperson. When students are actively engaged, they retain the knowledge longer and develop important skills like communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Carson-Newman students have many opportunities to enrich their education, both on- and off-campus. A small class size offers many unique opportunities for professors and students to conduct research side by side. Such interaction is an example of the C-N faculty and student relationship, and is an important part of the Carson-Newman experience.



Respected Christian University Recruits Motivated Students Seeking to Transform Their Aspirations into Realities

In order to make the college experience as rewarding as possible, it is important for high school graduates and transfer students to find an academic environment that suits their individual personalities. This is a two-way process. While some colleges try to recruit as many applicants as possible with no regard for whether the applicants would be happy at their school, this can result in unhappy students and underperforming colleges. That's why Carson-Newman University works to find students who will be able to reach their full potential and enjoy a rewarding college experience.

Carson-Newman University is looking for applicants who demonstrate academic preparation and who possess an appreciation of and sensitivity to a Christian education and a liberal arts curriculum. Carson-Newman accepts applications for freshman and transfer admission for each term of enrollment (fall, spring, and summer). Applicants may submit an application for admission online. Along with the application, applicants must submit official transcripts and test scores. Since admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, students are notified of acceptance within two weeks of receipt of all required documents.


Location & Contact

Carson-Newman University

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
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher 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.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
      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.
    • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Child Development
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Rhetoric and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      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.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Biblical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Divinity/Ministry
      Associate 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
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Developmental and Child 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.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Drawing
      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.
    • Keyboard Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Voice and Opera
      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.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Small Business Administration
      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.
    • Fashion Merchandising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      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 *$23,280
    • Out-of-state tuition *$23,280
    • 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 *$7,060.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * 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
    • Badmington 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
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division 2 Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington 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
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • 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 PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported


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