See what students say:


Carson-Newman is a “small” university that promotes “Christian values” and provides a strong sense of “community.” Students find the school’s size highly advantageous noting that, “unlike a huge state school, where you’re just a number, Carson-Newman makes you feel like each student matters and belongs.” Undergrads here also benefit from a “liberal arts program” that guarantees everyone receives a “well-rounded education”. Though there are a “range” of fantastic majors, many rush to highlight the university’s “great nursing program.” High praise is also given to the Carson-Newman faculty who really “challenge you and make sure you’re learning.” As one undergrad gushes, “They push you to stretch your mind and thought process beyond what you have before.” In turn, this creates “graduates who are prepared for roles in leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation.” For the most part, Carson-Newman professors also have an uncanny ability to teach in “engaging,” “fun,” and “unique” ways. They excel at fostering “discussion...and critical thinking.” More importantly, “they are all experts in their field.” And professors here make it clear that they are not at the university simply “[to earn] a paycheck.” They “genuinely care about their students’ success” and frequently become their “biggest cheerleaders.”

Student Body

Undergrads at Carson-Newman are quick to brag that their peers are “extremely nice and supportive.” Indeed, wander around the campus for a bit and you’ll soon discover that “people...take the time to say hello and ask how you are doing even if they don’t know you.” Even better, students here are “always willing to lend a helping hand.” They also “motivate each other to do well in class and get involved in campus activities.” Additionally, undergrads happily report that there’s “a surprisingly diverse student body.” The university manages to net undergrads “from all over the world.” And “although it is a Christian college, people here [come from] so many different religions and political beliefs.” We’ll give the last word to this rather content student who shares that “Carson-Newman is a place where you will know no strangers. This place is more than a university, it is a home with your CN family.”

Campus Life

Rest assured “there is always something to do” at Carson-Newman. For starters, athletic events are well attended as undergrads love “to cheer on [their] teams.” Additionally, “there are a plethora of extracurricular activities that are offered on campus.” The university also sponsors numerous events such as “mud volleyball, cornhole...corn maze[s]...laser tag and more.” “Movie nights” are extremely popular as well. A large percentage of undergrads participate in “community service and work around the community” too. Many people can also be found hanging at the Student Activities Center where they can do things like “swim and play pool.” And plenty of undergrads gravitate to “Hammock City.” As the name implies, it’s a beautiful spot on campus where people can “hang up hammocks and relax.” In general, students also like to “spend their free time outside!” That’s quite understandable considering that “Tennessee has some great hiking trails, mountains, parks, and dams to explore.” Finally, when they are aching for a more urban environment, undergrads here can “get away” to nearby Knoxville for some big city excitement.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Kayla Williams
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

1646 Russell Avenue
Jefferson City, TN 37760



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Maddox Student Activities Center
Maples Cafe (coffee shop)
Center for Student Success

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Old Downtown Knoxville-Coffee shops, nightlife
Cherokee Dam
Smoky Mountains-hiking and skiing
Pigeon Forge - Outlet shopping
Panther Creek State Park

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Saturday
M-F 8-4:30 Sat 9-12

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

5 times per year on special visitation dates

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

All of the above

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year


Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

Only when the semester is in session (Fall, spring)


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Limited Public transportation. Closest airport is the McGee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennesse

Driving Instructions to Campus
see www.cn.edu/campus-map

Local Accommodations
Cedar Pond Farms (vacation homes and furnished executive apartments) (2.7 Miles from Campus) 1369 Collins Rd New Market, TN 37820 Telephone: 865-300-5397 Email: shawn@cedarpondfarms.com Websites: http://www.cedarpondfarms.com/ or http://holidaytn.com/ The Minnis House Inn (3.5 miles from campus) 939 Churchview Street New Market, TN 37820 Phone: 865-262-9039 Cellular: 865-567-2345 Cellular: 865-567-2644 C-N Discount Rates starting at 69.99 Email: minnishouse@gmail.com TheMinnisHouse.com Shepard Inn Bed & Breakfast (11 miles from campus) 136 E. Main Street Dandridge, TN (865) 397-2345 Email: shepinn1820@hotmail.com Rates begin at $145. Located 11 miles from campus. 10% C-N discount; 15% military discount www.shepinn.com Hampton Inn Dandridge I-40 Exit 417 Hwy 92 126 Sharon Drive Dandridge, TN 37725 Phone 865-940-1200 Fax 865-940-1184 www.dandridge.hamptoninn.com Hampton Inn Morristown 3750 West A.J. Highway Morristown, TN 423-587-0952 Hampton Inn 20% discount: Carson Newman One-Click Link Reservations Hampton Inn East Knoxville I-40 Exit 398 Strawberry Plains Pike 7445 Sawyer Lane Knoxville, TN 37924 Phone 865-525-3511 Fax 865-525-3546 www.knoxvilleeast.hamptoninn.com Holiday Inn Express East Knoxville I-40 Exit 398 Strawberry Plains Pike 730 Rufus Graham Road Knoxville, TN 37924 Phone 865-525-5100 Fax 865-932-2129 www.hiexpress.com/knoxville-east Econo Lodge 531 Patriot Drive Dandridge, TN I-40 at Highway 92 Exit 417 865-397-9437 Ramada Inn 127 Sharon Dr. Dandridge, TN I-40 at Highway 92 Exit 417 865-940-5042 Holiday Inn Express I-40 at Highway 92 Exit 417 Dandridge, TN 865-397-1910 Quality Inn 620 Green Valley Dr. Dandridge, TN I-40 and Highway 92 Exit 417 865-397-4310 20-30 Minutes Away - Morristown Comfort Suites Highway 11-E Morristown, TN 423-585-4000 Holiday Inn Express – College Square 2903 Millers Pointe Drive Morristown, TN 423-307-1111 Ramada Inn 3304 West Andrew Johnson Highway Morristown, TN 37814 423-586-8880 Holiday Inn – Morristown Conference Center 5435 South Davey Crockett Parkway Morristown, TN 37814 423-587-2400 Super 8 Motel 2430 East Andrew Johnson Highway Morristown TN, 37814 423-586-8888


Applicants: 2,928
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Average HS GPA: 3.57



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