See what students say:

Academics

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.”

Student Body

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.”

Campus Life

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.

Overview

Applicants
6,496
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average HS GPA
3.51

GPA Breakdown

41%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
400 - 560
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 560

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

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
13:1
Total Faculty
224
with Terminal Degree
140

133
Women
91
Men
9
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
48%
Graduate in 6 years
49%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • 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
  • International Business
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Small Business Administration/Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

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

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • 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
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • 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

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

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

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • 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

  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Theology/Theological Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drawing
  • Interior Design
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, 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 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
42%
Graduate in 5 years
48%
Graduate in 6 years
49%

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
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,638

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,973

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,623

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
73%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,418

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$13,939

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$26,200
Required Fees
$1,200
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,600

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,190
Transportation for Commuters
$1,256

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,630
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)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,812
Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics

8.07%
African-American
2.57%
Hispanic
82.38%
Caucasian
3.09%
International

58% female
42% male
20% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
55%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
83%

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
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

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

27% 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

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

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

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
60%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Education pricing with Dell, Apple and others

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Aaron Porter
Dean of Enrollment Management

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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