Carson-Newman University


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. 

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  • Phone: +1 865-471-3223

  • Famous graduates: Millard F. Caldwell, Dana X. Bible, Garnett S. Stokes

  • Type of University: Private non-profit college

  • Year founded: 1851

  • Total Students: 2512

  • No. of undergraduate students: 1,812

  • International students: 3.0%

  • No. of postgraduate students: 700

  • Worldwide rank: 800th

  • Students who received financial aid: 96%


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:

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Standardized Test Requirements

ACT and/or SAT scores

SAT Percentiles

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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


Associates of Arts in Liberal StudiesAssociates of Arts in Christian Ministry
Associate of Science in General Studies
Art-Drawing and PaintingArt Education: Teacher Licensure (K-12)
Art-Graphic DesignArt-Photography
Biology-Environmental StudiesBiology-Health Professions
Biology-Research/Teaching/GeneralBiology Education: Teacher Licensure (K-12)
BiochemistryBusiness - Accounting
Business AdministrationBusiness Education: Teacher Licensure (7-12)
Business - Finance/EconomicsBusiness with Management emphasis
Business with Marketing emphasisBusiness with Sport Management Emphasis
Chemistry (BA)Chemistry (BS)
Chemistry Education: Teacher Licensure (7-12) (see education)Chemistry: Health Professions
Child & Family StudiesCommunication
Computer ScienceEducation
Creative WritingLiterature
Exercise ScienceFamily and Consumer Sciences Education: Teacher Licensure (5-12)
Consumer ServicesFashion Merchandising and Design
FilmFood, Nutrition, Dietetics
SpanishSpanish Education: Teacher Licensure (7-12) (see education)
Biblical LanguagesHistory
History Education: Teacher LicensureHuman Exceptionalities
Human ServicesInterdisciplinary Studies
Interior DesignLinguistics
MathematicsMathematics Education: Teacher Licensure (7-12)
BA - MusicBM - Church Music
BM - Instrumental PerformanceBM - Music Ed Instrumental
BM - Music Ed VocalBM - Outside Field
BM - Piano PerformanceBM - Theory
BM - Vocal PerformanceBachelor of Science in Nursing Traditional Program
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Accelerated ProgramBachelor of Science in Nursing PNE/ROTC Program
Physical EducationPhysics
Political ScienceApplied Psychology
General PsychologyPsychology Education: Teacher Licensure
ReligionBiblical Languages
Biblical StudiesLeadership and Ethics
Ministry StudiesMissions
Spirituality and the ArtsYouth and Recreation Ministry
Social EntrepreneurshipCross-Cultural Sociology
Sociology, GeneralSpecial Education
TheatreYouth Athletics & Recreation
Occupational TherapyOptometry
Osteopathic MedicinePharmacy
Physical TherapyPhysician Assistant
Podiatric MedicinePre-Engineering
Public HealthVeterinary Medicine
Master of Arts in Applied Theology (MAAT)Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)Master of Education with Job-embedded Practitioner Licensure (MEd)
Master of Science in Counseling (MSC)Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


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