Students Say

A small, Christian college, Carson-Newman welcomes students into a tight-knit community and provides them with “a family away from…home.” As if to finely illustrate this point, a psychology major boasts, “The community is SO strong here. If I am having trouble or need to talk something out, I can talk to almost anyone on campus.” Not surprisingly, this sense of supports extends into the classroom. An instrumental performance major explains, “The faculty really cares about the students and push them to succeed.” Moreover, it’s clearly evident that professors are “deeply dedicated to their work.”

Overview

Applicants
4,880
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average HS GPA
3.51

GPA Breakdown

43%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
4%
Below 1.0

Test Scores

SAT Reading
458 - 570
SAT Math
440 - 583
ACT Composite
21 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

Students Say

A small, Christian college, Carson-Newman welcomes students into a tight-knit community and provides them with “a family away from…home.” As if to finely illustrate this point, a psychology major boasts, “The community is SO strong here. If I am having trouble or need to talk something out, I can talk to almost anyone on campus.” Not surprisingly, this sense of supports extends into the classroom. An instrumental performance major explains, “The faculty really cares about the students and push them to succeed.” Moreover, it’s clearly evident that professors are “deeply dedicated to their work.” They will “literally invite you over for dinner and a movie, or they will email you back-and-forth past midnight if you need their assistance.” This intimacy stems, in part, from small class sizes which offer the opportunity for “more one-on-one with your professors.” Department-wise, Carson-Newman offers an “outstanding” pre-med program. Indeed, students can take advantage of features such as “a cadaver lab, mock pre-health interviews, and very high medical and graduate school acceptance rates.” Additionally, the nursing program is also “well known” and well respected, as are the education and music programs. Lastly, beyond academics, Carson-Newman provides “great place for spiritual growth and a place to serve the community.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
209
with Terminal Degree
120

119
Women
90
Men
11
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
76%
Graduate in 5 years
97%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory

Prominent Alumni


Dr. Michael Eric Dyson (1985)
Noted author, Georgetown professor, talk show host.

Sylvia Hatchell (1974)
Women's Head Basketball Coach, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC

Leonard Weaver (2007)
Fullback, Philadelphia Eagles

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
79
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,118

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,082

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,840

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,555

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
70%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$14,493

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$24,200
Required Fees
$1,160
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,600

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,190
Transportation for Commuters
$1,380

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Carson-Newman attracts students who strongly identify as Christian, have a deep abiding faith and “are attracted to service.” That being said, there’s far more to these students than their religious background. For starters, undergrads here see their peers as “hard-working,” “kind” and “open to meeting new people.” Further, “being so close to the Smoky Mountains, many students are very outdoorsy.” One bio major does caution that, “there is a little separation between athletes and non-athletes.” However, he continues on to say that “it isn’t hard to feel at home here.” Perhaps this happy senior says it best, “[The] typical student would have to be somewhat outgoing, caring, willing to help, and has a good attitude. I feel like even if you are not these things you will come to Carson-Newman and start having these qualities. Anybody can come and fit in anywhere they want because everyone is so nice around here.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,757
Out of State
24%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented

Demographics

8.07%
African-American
1.83%
Hispanic
86.10%
Caucasian
3.18%
Unknown
3.36%
International

57% female
43% male
24% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Undergrads here insist that “Carson-Newman can be a very fun place.” As a nursing student shares, “there is always something going on around campus such as Movie on the Lawn, different concerts and plays,…dances and alcohol free parties.” And, of course, due to the religious nature of the college there are “many different bible study [groups]” in which undergrads participate. Additionally, the student body is fairly active and athletic. Therefore, some students argue that “campus life practically revolves around the intramural sporting events.” And although hometown Jefferson City doesn’t offer up much excitement, students love to take advantage of the myriad of opportunities for outdoor adventure. According to a business administration major, “During the warmer months people go to the rock quarry to swim, jump off the rope swing, or just swim at the lake. Besides water activities we can play sand volleyball, mountain bike, or go hiking. Fall is a great time to bike and hike because it is absolutely gorgeous around East Tennessee.” And those students who enjoy cold weather can look forward to “snowboarding season” in the winter months.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
59%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
62
First-Year Students living on campus
86%

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
45
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
2
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Eagles)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Eagles)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
10

Average Number of PC's per Lab
350

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
60%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Melanie Redding
Director of Admissions

Address
1646 Russell Avenue
Jefferson City, TN 37760

Phone
865-471-3223


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Maddox Student Activities Center
Coffee House (in MSAC) and TV lounge
Workout/Weight Rooms (in MSAC)
Cafeteria
Swann Field (Intramurals)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Old Downtown Knoxville-Coffee shops, nightlife
Cherokee Dam
Smoky Mountains-hiking and skiing
Pigeon Forge - Outlet shopping
Morristown, TN - resturants, movies

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
5 times per year on special visitation dates

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Only when the semester is in session (Fall, spring)

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Limited Public transportation. Closest airport is the McGee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennesse

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Knoxville: Travel east on I-40 through Knoxville. Take the 11-E exit and turn left at the traffic light. Jefferson City is approximately 22 miles. (You will be traveling northeast on 11-E.) Once in Jefferson City you will turn left at the second traffic light on to Russell Avenue. Carson-Newman is approximately 5 blocks. Fite Administration Building is on the right. The Admissions Office is on the 2nd floor of the Fite Building. From I-40: If you are traveling east, you will exit at the exit #417 and turn left on to Highway 92. If you are traveling west, you will exit at #417 and turn right on to Hwy. 92. Travel north approximately 7 miles on Hwy. 92. Turn right on to Russell Avenue. Proceed through the traffic light. Continue on Russell Avenue for approximately 5 blocks, and you will see Carson-Newman College. Fite Administration is on the right. The Admissions Office is on the 2nd floor of the Fite Building.

Local Accommodations
Area Motels: Comfort Suites (Andrew Johnson Highway, Morristown, 423-585-4000), Comfort Inn (I-40 at Highway 92, Exit 417, Dandridge, 423-397-2090); Holiday Inn (Andrew Johnson Highway, Morristown, 423-581-8700); Super 8 Hotel (I-40 and Highway 92, Exit 417, Dandridge, 423-397-1200); Hampton In (3750 W. AJ Highway, Morristown, 423-587-0952); Best Western (119 Sharon Drive, Dandridge, 423-397-3392). Bed and Breakfast Inns: Mountain Harbour Inn (1199 Highway 139, Dandridge, 865-397-3345; about 30 min. drive); Mills Dale Farm (140 Mill Dale Road, Dandridge, 865-397-3470; about 8 miles from campus); The Barrington Inn and Restaurant (1174 McGuire Road, New Market, 888-205-8482; 10 miles from campus); Hearth Stone (2308 N. Ridge Dr., Jefferson City, 865-475-6992); and Goose Creek Farm (621 Hwy. 139, Dandridge, 865-397-6166).
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Key Stats

4,880
Applicants
1,757
Size
62%
Acceptance Rate
1030
SAT Scores

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