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
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
458 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 583
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating

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
36%
Graduate in 5 years
46%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Commerce, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Science

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Engineering, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Consumer Services and Advocacy
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Optometry (OD)
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Human Services, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, Other
  • International Economics

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Religious/Sacred Music

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Photography
  • Piano and Organ


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

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
36%
Graduate in 5 years
46%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

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 Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


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


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
86%

Campus Environment
Rural

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

Sustainability


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

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