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Colleges / Carson-Newman University

Carson-Newman University

Jefferson City, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate80%

About Carson Newman University

Carson-Newman University is a private university in the town of Jefferson City, Tennessee. Carson Newman University was founded in 1851. The college enrolls around 2,586 students per year, including 1,528 undergraduates.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Carson-Newman University

It is moderately difficult to get into Carson Newman University. In 2022, Carson Newman University accepted 80% of applicants. Out of 2,928 applications received in 2022, 2,336 students were offered admission.

Carson-Newman University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
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 13%

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Carson-Newman University is located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, near Knoxville.

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College Info

1646 Russell Ave. Jefferson City, TN 37760

Campus Setting: Small Town

Carson Newman University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Carson Newman University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

968 - 1133


Math SAT Range

510 - 580


Reading SAT Range

470 - 563

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1133 and Above


968 to 1133


968 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Carson Newman University students is 1062. Applicants with SAT scores of 1133 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Carson Newman University, while applicants with SAT scores between 968 to 1133 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 968 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Carson Newman University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Carson Newman University is like? There are approximately 2,586 students enrolled at Carson Newman University, including 1,528 undergraduate students and 1,058 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 81% percent are from TN and 19% percent of students are from other states.


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