Carson-Newman University

1646 S Russell Ave, Jefferson City, TN
Christian college

Questions and Answers about Carson-Newman University

Sophia L.
1 month ago
What is the Christian community like?
McCalister W.
4 months ago
Does Carson-Newman have any worship bands or clubs to join? Is Carson-Newman University open for tours on campus? What NCAA division is Carson-Newman University's sports teams?
Carson-Newman University
Hey McCalister! We have student worship bands already formed but there's always the possibility of having more formed. We also have the BCM and FCA. Campus tours are available M-F, twice daily, all throughout the spring. C-N Athletics is affiliated with NCAA Division II and a member of the South Atlantic Conference. Email me at if I can help answer more questions or need additional information.
Emma W.
6 months ago
How do students receive work-study at Carson-Newman University?
Carson-Newman University
Hi, Emma! Students at C-N are invited to a campus job fair during the first week of each semester to explore the campus employment opportunities we have. Most departments and majors employ several students. What are you most interested in?
Emma W.
6 months ago
Are Carson-Newman University’s scholarships based on merit or financial need?
Carson-Newman University
We actually have both! We offer fully renewable merit scholarships based on your GPA that range from $8,000 to $14,000 per academic year. Need-based grants and scholarships are assessed each year from the FAFSA.
Jermiah P.
7 months ago
What is the average cost of attendance for a year at Carson-Newman University?
Carson-Newman University
Hi, Jeremiah! You can find some great information at or on the federal college scorecard! Keep in mind that for any school the stated tuition is the cost before any financial aid.
Kimberly B.
9 months ago
Where can I find information about your school tuition fees?
Carson-Newman University
Hi, Kimberly. You can find that information at Please keep in mind that this is the cost before any financial aid is applied.


Carson-Newman is more than just a private, four-year university. We're a thriving Christian University, that has been helping students across the globe reach their full potential as educated citizens and worldwide servant leaders. Here, students are encouraged to grow in their faith and explore their calling. Located in East Tennessee, C-N offers more than 50 challenging undergraduate academic programs as well as graduate and doctorate degrees, compete year after year for conference championships through NCAA Division II athletics, and work hard to prepare students for a variety of career fields. So now that you know a little more about Carson-Newman, you really need to come see for yourself why students, faculty and staff love it here. Tours are given twice daily, in-person, Monday through Friday. There are also opportunities to visit on a Saturday at our Showcase events. Or, just come for a weekend and enjoy, not just the campus, but the surroundings of two beautiful lakes, the Great Smokey Mountains and shopping and recreational attractions offered at the nearby cities of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Knoxville. Let us help you become an Eagle, today!

Majors offered at Carson-Newman University

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Biology, General

Academics at Carson-Newman University

SAT Score Range
Considered with application
ACT Score Range
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Less Selective (66% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Carson-Newman University demographics

80% White
9% Black
3% Hispanic
2% Multiracial
1% Asian
1% Native
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Common careers for Carson-Newman University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Infection Control Manager76k
Human Resources (HR) Generalist63k
Accounting Manager58k
Middle School Teacher48k
Staff Accountant46k
Mental Health Therapist38k
Administrative Assistant35k
Based on 959 student responses
43.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
72.9kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
60%in High-Meaning careers
5%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Carson-Newman University

Carson-Newman University financial aid

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Student reviews of Carson-Newman University

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Recommended by

50% of students

Known for

Access to outdoor activities
Safe campus
Close-knit community
Good work-study options
Accessible and helpful professors
Sophia Bains
Hiking And Backpacking
Ceramics And Pottery
Reading + 1 other



WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Dorms aren't great. Very limited food options. In the middle of nowhere. Academic prestige is questionable. The administrative side of Carson-Newman is a bit of a mess. Lots of problems such as they lost my AP test scores, someone I know was in the wrong major for 2 years, etc.

Jenna Fuesting
Color Guard
Painting and Studio Art



I’ve really enjoyed the small student-to-professor ratio because it’s allowed me to make really great and close relationships with professors that I know I wouldn’t get at a bigger university/school.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dorms are awful and the packages for living on campus are not worth it. If you’re able to live off-campus, do it. However, the requirements for moving off-campus are ridiculous and the only way to get off is if you’re an athlete or go through disability services.

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