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Colleges / Carson-Newman University

Carson-Newman University

Jefferson City, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

About Carson Newman University

Carson-Newman University is a private, religious school in the town of Jefferson City, Tennessee. Carson Newman University was founded in 1851. The college currently enrolls around 2,835 students a year, including 1,695 undergrad students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Carson-Newman University

It is moderately difficult to get into Carson Newman University. Carson Newman University admitted 79% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 2,329 out of 2,953 total applicants were accepted.

Carson-Newman University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 9%

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Carson-Newman University is locatedin Jefferson City, Tennessee, in the city of Knoxville.

If you are interested in seeing Carson Newman University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Jefferson City, or book a flight to the nearest airport, McGhee Tyson Municipal.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Carson-Newman University and Jefferson City are like without leaving home.

College Info

1646 Russell Avenue, PO Box 557 Jefferson City, TN 37760

Campus Setting: Small Town

Carson Newman University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Carson Newman University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Carson Newman University is Continuous processing.

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Carson Newman University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

945 - 1150


Math SAT Range

465 - 555


Reading SAT Range

490 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1150 and Above


945 to 1150


945 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Carson Newman University students is 1062. Applicants with SAT scores of 1150 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Carson Newman University, while applicants with SAT scores between 945 to 1150 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 945 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Carson Newman University.

Carson Newman University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Carson Newman University is like? There are approximately 2,835 students enrolled at Carson Newman University, including 1,695 undergraduate students and 1,140 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 80% percent are from TN and 20% percent of students are from other states.


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