Tennessee Private Colleges

List of Private Colleges and Universities in Tennessee

There are 41 private colleges and universities in Tennessee enrolling 82,491 students. Explore the list below to find the private college match for you. Private colleges are usually smaller in size, more expensive than public schools and often academically rigorous. If you feel you may have difficulty fitting into the large class sizes which are common on many public campuses, take a look at Tennessee private colleges.  Tennessee is home to popular private schools like Vanderbilt University and Belmont University and Rhodes College.


41 results

Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in America

  • 12,824enrollment
  • $25,855net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
Belmont University
B
Nashville, TN
Belmont University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 8,260enrollment
  • $36,976net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1320SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Fisk University
F
HBCU
Nashville, TN
Fisk University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 780enrollment
  • $24,225net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 930-1150SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 2.98Avg GPA
Rhodes College
R
Memphis, TN
Rhodes College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Tennessee

  • 2,036enrollment
  • $30,632net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1430SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA
Lipscomb University
L
Nashville, TN
Lipscomb University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 4,620enrollment
  • $26,013net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1290SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Lee University
L
Cleveland, TN
Lee University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 5,386enrollment
  • $16,949net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 910-1230SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
Maryville College
M
Maryville, TN
Maryville College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 1,146enrollment
  • $19,778net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1016-1266SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA
Le Moyne Owen College
L
HBCU
Memphis, TN
 
Le Moyne Owen College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 885enrollment
  • $7,531net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 735-915SAT range
  • 14-18ACT range
  • 2.5Avg GPA
Sewanee The University of the South
S
Sewanee, TN
Sewanee The University of the South

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Tennessee

  • 1,785enrollment
  • $34,971net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Carson Newman College
C
Jefferson City, TN
 
Carson Newman College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 2,560enrollment
  • $18,531net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 923-1178SAT range
  • 19-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Johnson University
J
Knoxville, TN
 
Johnson University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 1,088enrollment
  • $18,921net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1008-1206SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.27Avg GPA
Bethel University
B
McKenzie, TN
 
Bethel University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#20 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 5,407enrollment
  • $15,649net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 945-1103SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA
Union University
U
Jackson, TN
Union University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 3,247enrollment
  • $31,980net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 22-30ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Lane College
L
HBCU
Jackson, TN
Lane College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 1,232enrollment
  • $12,662net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA
Trevecca Nazarene University
T
Nashville, TN
Trevecca Nazarene University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 3,927enrollment
  • $18,036net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1288SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Cumberland University
C
Lebanon, TN
Cumberland University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 2,405enrollment
  • $26,787net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 910-1100SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Milligan College
M
Milligan College, Tennessee
Milligan College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

 

  • 1,208enrollment
  • $17,371net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1270SAT range
  • 22-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Tusculum College
T
Greeneville, TN
Tusculum College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#19 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 1,735enrollment
  • $17,533net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 953-1148SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA