Overview

Applicants
1,601
Acceptance Rate
51%
Average HS GPA
3.58

GPA Breakdown

42%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 540
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
438 - 565
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
420 - 515

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19.25 - 24

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

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
304
with Terminal Degree
74

174
Women
130
Men
13
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
29%
Graduate in 5 years
43%
Graduate in 6 years
45%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Biophysics
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies

  • History

  • American History (United States)
  • History, General
  • History, Other

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religion/Religious Studies, Other

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • International Economics
  • Political Science and Government, General

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Youth Ministry

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music, Other
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
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

Coop
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Katherine Paterson
Newbery Award winning author, Best-selling author of Bridge to Terabithia

Mike Helton
President, NASCAR

Dr Bruce Budowle
Director of molecular bio lab at FBI

Dr. Sandor Lehoczky
Project Scientist, Rack at Marshall Space Flight Center

Dr. Heather Whitney
First full-time female Physics professor at Wheaton College

Michael Ridenour
Vice President, Kraft Foods Group

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
29%
Graduate in 5 years
43%
Graduate in 6 years
45%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 16

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,422

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,095

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,509

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
80%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$23,950

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$20,319

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$25,798
Required Fees
$1,478
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,420

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,120
Transportation for Commuters
$2,080

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,180
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
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,467
Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

6.02%
African-American
2.67%
Hispanic
81.37%
Caucasian
4.12%
Unknown
2.76%
International

65% female
35% male
35% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
0%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
0%

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
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
24
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
6

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Tornado)
14 Sports

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

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

Student Services


Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: ETSU, Johnson City, TN

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
4

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
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
Entrance way and sporting fields

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Blackbird Bakery
Bristol Motor Speedway
South Holston Dam Recreation Area
The Pinnacle Shopping Center
Barter and Paramount Theaters (historic)
Annual Rhythm and Roots Reunion Music Festival

Campus Tours

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 and transfer students. 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), Martha Washington Inn (Abingdon, VA), Ramada Inn(Kingsport, TN), Fairfield Inn (Kingsport, TN), Meadowview Conference, Resort and Convention Center(Kingsport, TN), Garden Plaza(Johnson City, TN), Carnegie Hotel(Johnson City, TN)


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