Carson-Newman College Admission RequirementsJefferson City, Tennessee
Chances of getting into Carson Newman College
How hard is it to get into Carson-Newman College and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #20 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,467 out of 3,736 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 58 percent. Carson Newman College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT16%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||480|
|SAT Composite 25th||960|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1070|
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 requires applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #22 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1170 and Above||Good||>77%|
|1065 to 1170||Avg +||66%-77%|
|960 to 1065||Avg -||53%-66%|
|855 to 960||Reach||40%-53%|
|Less than 855||Low||<40%|
Carson-Newman College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT92%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|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 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Carson Newman College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>77%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||66%-77%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||53%-66%|
|17 to 20||Reach||40%-53%|
|Less than 17||Low||<40%|
Avg. High School GPA3.4
Typical High School GradesB+
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 66% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
73% of Carson Newman College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||22%||20%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply61
Applicants have 61 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|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Carson Newman College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
16% of students submit their SAT scores to Carson-Newman College. 92% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
66% of those who apply are granted admission to Carson-Newman College. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1170. 16% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.