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Carson-Newman College Admission Requirements

Jefferson City, Tennessee

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Chances of getting into Carson Newman College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
79%
Admission Difficulty for Carson Newman College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Carson-Newman College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Carson-Newman College is 79%.  It ranks #31 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Carson Newman College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,397 out of 3,022 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent (SAT 950/1130 ACT 19/25). Carson Newman College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.51. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Carson-Newman College application fee is $0 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Carson Newman College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Carson-Newman College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
950-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT 
16%
SAT Scores for Carson Newman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Carson Newman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1040

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Carson Newman College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 860. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. Carson-Newman College ranks #24 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Carson Newman College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1130 and Above Good >88%
1040 to 1130 Avg + 79%-88%
950 to 1040 Avg - 66%-79%
860 to 950 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 860 Low <51%
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Carson-Newman College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
92%
ACT Scores for Carson Newman College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Carson Newman College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Carson Newman College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Carson Newman College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >88%
22 to 25 Avg + 79%-88%
19 to 22 Avg - 66%-79%
16 to 19 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 16 Low <51%
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Carson-Newman College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.51
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Carson Newman College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Carson-Newman College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Carson Newman College was 3.51 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #21 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.51 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Carson-Newman College accepts 79% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Carson Newman College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 23.76% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.49% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 18.02% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.58% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.23% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 12.79% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.13% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Carson Newman College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,950 1,072 3,022
Accepted 1,564 833 2,397
Acceptance Rate 80% 78% 79%
Enrolled 199 184 383
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 22% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
87

Applicants have 87 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Carson Newman College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Carson Newman College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Carson Newman College Application 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.

FAQs

Does Carson Newman College prefer SAT or ACT?

16% of students submit their SAT scores to Carson-Newman College. 92% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Carson Newman College?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to Carson-Newman College. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Carson Newman College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1130. 16% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Carson Newman College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 92% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.