Carson-Newman University

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Carson–Newman University is a Christian liberal arts college located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1851. Our mission as Christian educators is to help our students reach their full potential as educated citizens and worldwide servant-leaders. We will be the Christian liberal arts-based university of choice in the Southeast for education and service. 

  • No. of undergraduate students: 1,812

  • International students: 3.0%

  • No. of postgraduate students: 700

  • Total Students: 2512


Application Statistics

  • Undergraduate acceptance rate:

  • 62.4%

Free tuition for foreign students

Application process

In order to be evaluated for admission to International Undergraduate program, the following documents must be submitted. Please email Shaleen Cunningham for updated documents to be emailed to you. Documents can be submitted individually, however, in order to expedite the process, please submit all documentation together.


- Application for Admission 
- Please submit $100.00 for the Application Fee on our secure site here:
- Official Transcripts from high school or secondary school or National Examination Result slip (One in original native language, one translated into English)
- Official TOEFL or IELTS score report. The minimum required TOEFL score is 79 iBT (internet based). The minimum required IELTS score is 6.5
- Confirmation of Financial Support
- Official bank statement proving appropriate funding
- I-20 Application
- Photo copy of passport photo and information page
- Housing Application (if living off campus, complete the Off-Campus Living Form)
- Immunization Form (with appropriate immunization records)
- Submit $100 New Student Enrollment Fee at:

Application timeline

Standardized Test Requirements

ACT and/or SAT scores

SAT Percentiles

Sat scores

Cost of attendance

Tuition and Fees $27,400
Room and Board $8,630
Books and Supplies $1,600
Other Expenses $3,010

Application Fee


Provides sim card to foreign students


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