Carson-Newman University

Jefferson City, TN

Carson-Newman, founded in 1851, is a church-affiliated college. Its 90-acre campus is located in Jefferson City, 45 miles east of Knoxville. Most campus buildings were constructed within the last 25 years.

Website: www.cn.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,774
Undergraduate
Students
(59.2%) 1,050 Women
(40.8%) 724 Men
786
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
66% of 3,736 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.47
SAT Math
480-570 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
548 average
480-598 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$41,320
Tuition and Fees
$27,900
Room and Board
$8,810
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$24,299
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,557
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
121
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Jefferson City Population
8,184
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Knoxville
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
49% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Eagle
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
9.0% Black/African-American
3.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.0% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students
3.3%
First-Year Students Returning
63.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic Electives 6  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1646 Russell Avenue, PO Box 557
City, State, Zip
Jefferson City, TN 37760
Phone
(865) 471-3223
Fax
(865) 471-3502
E-mail
admitme@cn.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
 
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Medical history required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
66% of 3,736 applicants were admitted
Women
65% of 2,362 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 1,374 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
603 (24%) of 2,467 admitted students enrolled
Women
388 (25%) of 1,544 admitted students enrolled
Men
291 (32%) of 923 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.47
3.75 and Above
41%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
480-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
28%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
548 average
480-598 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
22%
Score of 500 - 600
46%
Score of 400 - 500
28%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
29%
Score of 18 - 23
52%
Score of 12 - 17
13%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$41,320
Tuition and Fees
$27,900
Room and Board
$8,810
Books and Supplies
$1,600
Other Expenses
$3,010
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 16
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003481
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
426 (90.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
426 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
426 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
68 (14.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$24,299
Need-Based Gift
Received by 425 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,157
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 337 (83.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,750
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 50 (10.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
32 (5.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,395

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,368 (83.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,368 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,366 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
302 (21.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$22,336
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,340 (97.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,792
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,072 (78.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,052
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 219 (17.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
131 (9.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,560

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,557
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Health Fields, Mathematics, Military Science, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Applied Psychology
  • Applied and Professional Ethics
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Services and Advocacy
  • Creative Writing
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Divinity/Ministry
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • General Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Science
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Small Business Administration/Management
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Voice and Opera
  • Youth Ministry
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, pharmacy with Campbell University, Mercer University, University of Georgia
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, English as a second language, Honors program, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
121
Part-Time Faculty
126
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
40%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
200
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language, Master of Science, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Secondary Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Jefferson City Population
8,184
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Knoxville
Campus Size
90 acres

Weather

Temperature
26 average low in January, 84.5 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Morristown, Tenn.
Nearest Train Station
240 mile(s) from campus in Columbia, S.C.

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
49% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
51%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Eagle
School Colors
Orange and blue

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x   x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, baptist student union, fellowship of christian athletes, student government association, student ambassadors association, columbians
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,774
Women
1,050 (59.2%)
Men
724 (40.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,661
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
9.0% Black/African-American
3.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.0% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students.
3.3%
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
786

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
63.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
49.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
45.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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