Carson-Newman University

Founded in 1851, CARSON-NEWMAN UNIVERSITY’s historic campus rests in the foothills of The Great Smoky Mountains in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Ranked No. 1 in the South of undergraduate teaching in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Colleges Guide, Carson-Newman makes sure to focus on the growth of every individual and their academic goals.

The University was also named a “Great School at a Great Price” in U.S. News’ 2017 Best Colleges Guide. Carson-Newman is routinely recognized for its commitment to service, and is regularly listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for service.

The University offers students 70 campus organizations, including honor societies such as Alpha Chi and Mortar Board, and 40 intramural sports. The University’s Community, Life and Worship program brings speakers, academics, artists, and other unique individuals and events to campus to integrate faith, learning, and community outside the classroom.

Carson-Newman competes in 18 intercollegiate sports on the NCAA Division II level including basketball, baseball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

Carson-Newman offers:

Summer Housing, Free Tutoring, Campus Ministries, State of the Art Ted Russell Hall Business Building, Blye-Poteat Hall & Maddox Student Activity Center, Appalachian Cultural Center, Center for Global Education, Bonner Scholars Program, and more!

Student Testimonies:

Lazaro Reinoso, Cuba“For me, Carson-Newman is everything. It is a dream come true, because Carson-Newman made me who I am today. It’s amazing how one place can change your life, how it could transform me to be a good man who wants to serve society. I know I would not be where I am without the opportunity Carson-Newman gave me.”

Elizabeth Rainey“I learned the importance of work-life balance, collaboration, a can-do attitude and how to be the best version of myself. The education I received in and out of the classroom challenged my way of thinking and truly enhanced my life.”

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Carson-Newman is committed to providing an affordable, top-quality education for our students. Annually, over 96% receive some form of assistance.

Additionally, Carson-Newman offers a student/faculty ratio of 11:1, as well as, 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees.

The University also offers vast study-abroad and mission opportunities, internships, and a nationally recognized honors society. Carson-Newman offers rigorous preparation for professional and health professions, including dentistry, law, medicine, business, and physical therapy.

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Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$27,900

Room & Board: $8,100

Graduate Tuition: Varies by academic program.

English Language Institute (ELI) (per 15 week semester): $3,850 (tuition only); $8,958 includes housing, insurance, meals, and fees. Up to 12 credit hours may be credited to fulfill foreign language requirements.

Scholarships: International Undergraduate students are awarded a merit scholarship per year based on academic credentials (no scholarships available for ELI program)

*Please note Room & Board costs are calculated according to most commonly taken option.

**Also note, total tuition reflects mandatory fees.

English Proficiency Requirements (pick one)

TOEFL: 550 paper, 213 computer, or 79 internet

IELTS: 6.5


ELI: Diploma & Transcripts


TOEFL: 550 paper, 213 computer, or 79 internet

IELTS: 6.5

SAT or Equivalent Requirements:

SAT: 960/Math; 480 Critical Reading

ACT: 19

*Freshmen students applying to Carson-Newman must achieve the minimum required on either the SAT or ACT; students do not have to take both exams.

GPA Requirement: 2.0

Application Deadline: Fall – July 1 // Spring – December 1 // Summer – February 1