See what students say:

Academics

Carson-Newman is a “small” university that promotes “Christian values” and provides a strong sense of “community.” Students find the school’s size highly advantageous noting that, “unlike a huge state school, where you’re just a number, Carson-Newman makes you feel like each student matters and belongs.” Undergrads here also benefit from a “liberal arts program” that guarantees everyone receives a “well-rounded education”. Though there are a “range” of fantastic majors, many rush to highlight the university’s “great nursing program.” High praise is also given to the Carson-Newman faculty who really “challenge you and make sure you’re learning.” As one undergrad gushes, “They push you to stretch your mind and thought process beyond what you have before.” In turn, this creates “graduates who are prepared for roles in leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation.” For the most part, Carson-Newman professors also have an uncanny ability to teach in “engaging,” “fun,” and “unique” ways. They excel at fostering “discussion...and critical thinking.” More importantly, “they are all experts in their field.” And professors here make it clear that they are not at the university simply “[to earn] a paycheck.” They “genuinely care about their students’ success” and frequently become their “biggest cheerleaders.”

Student Body

Undergrads at Carson-Newman are quick to brag that their peers are “extremely nice and supportive.” Indeed, wander around the campus for a bit and you’ll soon discover that “people...take the time to say hello and ask how you are doing even if they don’t know you.” Even better, students here are “always willing to lend a helping hand.” They also “motivate each other to do well in class and get involved in campus activities.” Additionally, undergrads happily report that there’s “a surprisingly diverse student body.” The university manages to net undergrads “from all over the world.” And “although it is a Christian college, people here [come from] so many different religions and political beliefs.” We’ll give the last word to this rather content student who shares that “Carson-Newman is a place where you will know no strangers. This place is more than a university, it is a home with your CN family.”

Campus Life

Rest assured “there is always something to do” at Carson-Newman. For starters, athletic events are well attended as undergrads love “to cheer on [their] teams.” Additionally, “there are a plethora of extracurricular activities that are offered on campus.” The university also sponsors numerous events such as “mud volleyball, cornhole...corn maze[s]...laser tag and more.” “Movie nights” are extremely popular as well. A large percentage of undergrads participate in “community service and work around the community” too. Many people can also be found hanging at the Student Activities Center where they can do things like “swim and play pool.” And plenty of undergrads gravitate to “Hammock City.” As the name implies, it’s a beautiful spot on campus where people can “hang up hammocks and relax.” In general, students also like to “spend their free time outside!” That’s quite understandable considering that “Tennessee has some great hiking trails, mountains, parks, and dams to explore.” Finally, when they are aching for a more urban environment, undergrads here can “get away” to nearby Knoxville for some big city excitement.

Overview

Applicants
3,862
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average HS GPA
3.52

GPA Breakdown

21%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
443 - 608
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
233
with Terminal Degree
141

137
Women
96
Men
9
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
40%
Graduate in 5 years
50%
Graduate in 6 years
51%

Majors

  • BASIC SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENTAL/REMEDIAL EDUCATION.

  • Second Language Learning.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Environmental Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Fashion Merchandising.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business.
  • Organizational Leadership.
  • Small Business Administration/Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Journalism.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Business Teacher Education.
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision.
  • Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Psychology Teacher Education.
  • Reading Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other.
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Apparel and Textiles, General.
  • Child Development.
  • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management.
  • Consumer Services and Advocacy.
  • Family and Community Services.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
  • Housing and Human Environments, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

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

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.
  • Physician Assistant.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Optometry Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Chemistry, Other.
  • Physics, General.
  • Physics, Other.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.
  • Psychology, Other.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Human Services, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, Other.
  • International Economics.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Bible/Biblical Studies.
  • Religious/Sacred Music.
  • Theology/Theological Studies.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Drawing.
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Interior Design.
  • Keyboard Instruments.
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Painting.
  • Photography.
  • Voice and Opera.


Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
40%
Graduate in 5 years
50%
Graduate in 6 years
51%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,764

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,098

Average Need-Based Loan
$2,715

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
76%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,014

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$21,440

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$28,200
Required Fees
$1,300
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,600

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,320
Transportation for Commuters
$1,402

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,150
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

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)
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,840
Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics

8.71%
African-American
4.47%
Hispanic
78.41%
Caucasian
1.24%
Unknown
3.39%
International

60% female
40% male
19% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
50%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
73%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
David Humphrey

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
52
Number of Honor Societies
14

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
7

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

30% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Eagles)
10 Sports

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

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: We have a weekly meeting for our LGBTQ students and allies sponsored by C-N alumni. We also have safe place program for all students to feel comfortable talking with faculty and staff on campus for support. Free individual counseling is also provided for all students.

Minority Support Groups: We offer support groups for all students not just minority students. In the past we have offered a culture shots group for international students to help with the stressors of adjusting to culture shock. We also have a safe place program for all student to feel comfortable talking with faculty and staff for support. Free individual counseling is provided for all students.

Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Education pricing with Dell, Apple and others

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Aaron Porter
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, Enrollment Dev

Address
1646 Russell Avenue
Jefferson City, TN 37760

Phone
865-471-3223

Email
aporter@cn.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Maddox Student Activities Center
Chick-fil-a
Maples Cafe (coffee shop)
Cafeteria
Center for Student Success

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Old Downtown Knoxville-Coffee shops, nightlife
Cherokee Dam
Smoky Mountains-hiking and skiing
Pigeon Forge - Outlet shopping
Panther Creek State Park

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Saturday
M-F 8-4:30 Sat 9-12
865-471-3223

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
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
All of the above

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
see www.cn.edu/campus-map

Local Accommodations
Cedar Pond Farms (vacation homes and furnished executive apartments) (2.7 Miles from Campus) 1369 Collins Rd New Market, TN 37820 Telephone: 865-300-5397 Email: shawn@cedarpondfarms.com Websites: http://www.cedarpondfarms.com/ or http://holidaytn.com/ The Minnis House Inn (3.5 miles from campus) 939 Churchview Street New Market, TN 37820 Phone: 865-262-9039 Cellular: 865-567-2345 Cellular: 865-567-2644 C-N Discount Rates starting at 69.99 Email: minnishouse@gmail.com TheMinnisHouse.com Shepard Inn Bed & Breakfast (11 miles from campus) 136 E. Main Street Dandridge, TN (865) 397-2345 Email: shepinn1820@hotmail.com Rates begin at $145. Located 11 miles from campus. 10% C-N discount; 15% military discount www.shepinn.com Hampton Inn Dandridge I-40 Exit 417 Hwy 92 126 Sharon Drive Dandridge, TN 37725 Phone 865-940-1200 Fax 865-940-1184 www.dandridge.hamptoninn.com Hampton Inn Morristown 3750 West A.J. Highway Morristown, TN 423-587-0952 Hampton Inn 20% discount: Carson Newman One-Click Link Reservations Hampton Inn East Knoxville I-40 Exit 398 Strawberry Plains Pike 7445 Sawyer Lane Knoxville, TN 37924 Phone 865-525-3511 Fax 865-525-3546 www.knoxvilleeast.hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Express East Knoxville I-40 Exit 398 Strawberry Plains Pike 730 Rufus Graham Road Knoxville, TN 37924 Phone 865-525-5100 Fax 865-932-2129 www.hiexpress.com/knoxville-east Econo Lodge 531 Patriot Drive Dandridge, TN I-40 at Highway 92 Exit 417 865-397-9437 Ramada Inn 127 Sharon Dr. Dandridge, TN I-40 at Highway 92 Exit 417 865-940-5042 Holiday Inn Express I-40 at Highway 92 Exit 417 Dandridge, TN 865-397-1910 Quality Inn 620 Green Valley Dr. Dandridge, TN I-40 and Highway 92 Exit 417 865-397-4310 20-30 Minutes Away - Morristown Comfort Suites Highway 11-E Morristown, TN 423-585-4000 Holiday Inn Express – College Square 2903 Millers Pointe Drive Morristown, TN 423-307-1111 Ramada Inn 3304 West Andrew Johnson Highway Morristown, TN 37814 423-586-8880 Holiday Inn – Morristown Conference Center 5435 South Davey Crockett Parkway Morristown, TN 37814 423-587-2400 Super 8 Motel 2430 East Andrew Johnson Highway Morristown TN, 37814 423-586-8888


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