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Carson Newman University Student Life

Carson Newman University is on a 90-acre campus in a small town setting in Jefferson City, Tennessee, not far from Knoxville. Carson Newman University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Carson Newman University also has fraternities and sororities.

Carson Newman University has a thriving Baptist Student Union. In fact, more students participate in Baptist Student Union than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Carson Newman University include Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Government Association, Student Ambassadors Association and Columbians.

Carson Newman University students' favorite campus events are Welcome Week, Beach Fest and Homecoming.

Carson Newman University Housing

Carson Newman University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Carson Newman University students live off campus. In 2021, 49% of undergrads at Carson Newman University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 51% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Carson Newman University. There are 1,172 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,722 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 817 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Safety at Carson Newman University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Carson-Newman University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Carson Newman University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Carson Newman University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Carson Newman University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Carson Newman University, take Interstate 40 to Jefferson City, TN. If you need to fly, book your flight to McGhee Tyson Municipal airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Tennessee you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Carson Newman University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Carson Newman University Students

59%

Women

41%

Men

92%

Full Time

8%

Part Time

81%

In State

19%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

76%

9%

5%

3%

3%

2%

1%

0.49%

0.06%

Undergraduate Students

1,722

Graduate Students

1,189

Non-Resident / International Students

55

Carson Newman University Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,911

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$29,500

Out-of-State

$29,500

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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