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Carson-Newman College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Carson-Newman College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,454 out of 5,871 applicants or 59% were admitted making Carson-Newman College a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores. Carson Newman College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,643 2,228 5,871
Accepted 2,162 1,292 3,454
Acceptance Rate 59% 58% 59%
Enrolled 279 218 497
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 17% 14%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Carson Newman College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Carson-Newman College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. 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 26 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Carson Newman College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates 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 855. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1065 out of 1600. 20 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 960 1170
SAT Reading 480 600
SAT Math 480 570
ACT Composite 19 26
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 18 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >73%
22 to 26 Avg + 59%-73%
19 to 22 Avg - 48%-59%
16 to 19 Reach 37%-48%
Less than 16 Low <37%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >71%
1065 to 1170 Avg + 59%-71%
960 to 1065 Avg - 46%-59%
855 to 960 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 855 Low <33%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Carson-Newman College accepts 59% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 39% Good
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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 71 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Carson Newman College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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