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Carson-Newman College - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Carson-Newman College Description:

Carson-Newman College is a private Christian liberal arts college located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, a small city in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Knoxville is about a half hour drive to the southwest. The college's mission and curriculum focus on the whole student; intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual growth all get emphasis. Carson-Newman students come from 44 states and 30 countries. Students can choose from over 60 majors, and academics are supported by a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 16. Upper-level classes average 6 to 8 students. The college wins high marks for its community service and study abroad programs. High achieving students should look into the honors program -- perks include scholarship money to support leadership development, travel and research. With over 50 clubs and 18 honor societies, student life is active. On the athletic front, the Carson-Newman Eagles compete in the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Conference. The college fields 14 intercollegiate teams. Intramural sports are also popular, and over 75% of students participate each year.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,967 (1,646 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $22,652
  • Books: $1,092 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,704
  • Other Expenses: $2,500
  • Total Cost: $32,948

Carson-Newman College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 64%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,664
    • Loans: $5,816

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Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Business Administration, Child Development, Elementary Education, Health, Marketing, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 60%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Carson-Newman College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.cn.edu/visitor/facts.htm

"Our mission is to help our students reach their full potential as educated citizens and worldwide servant leaders by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community."

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