Overview

Applicants
1,152
Acceptance Rate
59%
Average HS GPA
3.48

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
421 - 624
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
436 - 634
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
272
with Terminal Degree
129

159
Women
113
Men

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
38%
Graduate in 5 years
49%
Graduate in 6 years
52%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

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

  • Business/Commerce, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Medical Informatics.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General.

  • 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.

  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work, Other.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • International Relations and National Security Studies, Other.
  • Political Science and Government, General.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Bible/Biblical Studies.
  • Youth Ministry.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Digital Arts.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Katherine Paterson
Newberry Award winning author, bestselling author of Bridge to Terabithia

Mike Helton
President of NASCAR

Jerry Caldwell
Executive Vice President and General Manager of Bristol Motor Speedway

Major General Rodney D. Fogg
US Army, Commanding General CASCOM

Judge Steven W. Sword
State of Tennessee Criminal Courts

Charles James
Director of the Office of Civil Rights, Office of the Secretary of the US Department of Transportation

Patricia Cornwell
Award winning (Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d?Aventure prize) and bestselling author of more than 30 books

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
38%
Graduate in 5 years
49%
Graduate in 6 years
52%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,128

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,828

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,538

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
76%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,023

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,775

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$28,948
Required Fees
$1,668
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,520

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,120

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,024
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 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

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,799
Foreign Countries Represented
26

Demographics

6.99%
African-American
4.28%
Hispanic
80.17%
Caucasian
3.47%
Unknown
2.60%
International

61% female
39% male
40% are out of state
89% are full time
11% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
19%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
84%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Learning Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Lisa Yokshas

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Only required if a student requests accommodations; documentation of the disability is required if accommodations are requested.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Only required if a student requests accommodations; documentation of the disability is required if accommodations are requested.

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
No

Proctors
No

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
20
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

25% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Tornado)
14 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Cycling
Diving
Fishing
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Tornado)
15 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Cycling
Diving
Fishing
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Wrestling

Student Services


LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: Black Student Union

Army ROTC Offered

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
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Tom VerDow
Director of Undergraduate Recruitment

Address
Office of Admissions
1350 King College Road
Bristol, TN 37620-2699

Phone
800-362-0014

Email
admissions@king.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Center/Athletic Complex
Campus oval
Library
Residence hall lobbies
TV Lounge

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Blackbird Bakery
Bristol Motor Speedway
South Holston Dam Recreation Area
The Pinnacle Shopping Center
Barter and Paramount Theaters
Annual Rhythm and Roots Reunion Music Festival; Burger Bar; Bloom Cafe and Listening Room; Alona?s Caf?; Valentino?s; Bristol Caverns

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8-5
800-362-0014

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Year-round

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@king.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Limited to high school seniors, transfer students, and athletic prospects. Availability varies; please check ahead.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi services are available, as well as a city bus system with a stop on campus. A Greyhound Bus Lines terminal is located in Bristol. The closest airport is Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Blountville, TN.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Knoxville, TN - I-81 North (passing KC sign @ Exit 74) across the Virginia state line to Exit 3 - I-381, which becomes Commonwealth Ave. Continue straight to 5th traffic light, turn left onto State Street and follow approx. 2 miles. College entrance is on the right. From Roanoke, VA - Take I-81 South (passing KC sign at Exit 5) to Exit 3, I-381, which becomes Commonwealth Ave. Continue to 4th traffic light. Turn left on State Street and follow approx. 2 miles. Entrance is on the right. From Asheville, NC - Take I-26 W to Johnson City. Exit at Roan St./Bristol exit, taking 19E and 11E to Bristol. You will enter Bristol on the Volunteer Parkway. Continue on the parkway until it intersects with State Street. Turn right onto to State Street and follow approx. 2 miles. Entrance is on the right.

Local Accommodations
Comfort Inn (Bristol, VA); Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites (Bristol, VA); Courtyard Mariott (Bristol, VA); Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (Bristol, TN); The Bristol Hotel (Bristol, VA); Days Inn by Wyndham (Bristol, TN); Hampton Inn (Bristol, TN); Motel 6 (Bristol, VA); Quality Inn and Suites (Birstol, VA); Hilton Garden Inn (Bristol, VA); Red Roof Inn (Bristol, VA)


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