Carson-Newman University

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Carson-Newman University can be found in Jefferson City, TN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 2,300 students enrolled per year at Carson-Newman University.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 910 (25th percentile) to 1155 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 20 (25th percentile) to 26 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants admitted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Carson-Newman University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.38. This school has an acceptance rate of 67 percent with 18 percent of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Carson-Newman University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Carson-Newman University was reported as 66.6% in Fall 2013 with over 3,920 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Carson-Newman University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Carson-Newman University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Carson-Newman University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 73.8%
  • 2010-2011: 68.9%
  • 2011-2012: 67.3%
  • 2012-2013: 65.6%
  • 2013-2014: 66.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 67.2%

How Does Carson-Newman University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Carson-Newman University is twenty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Johnson University54.6%
Lincoln Memorial University70.0%
Maryville College72.6%
Tusculum College72.3%
Union College in Barbourville, KY74.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Carson-Newman University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math19 - 25
Composite Score20 - 26
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