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Jefferson City, Tennessee

Carson-Newman College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Carson Newman College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.4%
Admission Difficulty for Carson Newman College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Carson-Newman College and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,219 out of 3,294 applicants were admitted making Carson-Newman College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent. Carson Newman College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Carson-Newman College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
16%
SAT Scores for Carson Newman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Carson Newman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1120

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Carson Newman College?

Carson Newman College typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #25 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Carson Newman College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >78%
1120 to 1220 Avg + 67%-78%
1020 to 1120 Avg - 54%-67%
920 to 1020 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 920 Low <41%
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Carson-Newman College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for Carson Newman College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Carson Newman College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Carson-Newman College?

Admission data indicates that Carson-Newman College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Carson Newman College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Carson Newman College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >78%
23 to 26 Avg + 67%-78%
20 to 23 Avg - 54%-67%
17 to 20 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 17 Low <41%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Carson Newman College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Carson Newman College was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Carson-Newman College accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Carson Newman College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 39% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 9% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

73% of Carson Newman College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Carson Newman College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 27%
Top 25% of class 47%
Top 50% of class 73%
Bottom 50% of class 27%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Carson Newman College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,049 1,245 3,294
Accepted 1,407 812 2,219
Acceptance Rate 69% 65% 67%
Enrolled 222 173 395
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 21% 18%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
317

Applicants have 317 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Carson-Newman College before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Carson Newman College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Carson Newman College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Carson Newman College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219806 IPEDS survey data for Carson Newman College.