Welcome to Carson-Newman!

Welcome to C-n!

Get a glimpse into what campus life looks like at Carson-Newman University!

Nestled between two beautiful lakes in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Jefferson City, Tennessee, Carson-Newman University is the Christian Liberal Arts university of choice in the Southeast!

Recognized as one of the best value schools in the region, here students are encouraged to grow in their faith and explore their calling. We have a strong commitment to local and international service, following the example Jesus set.

Recognized for Excellence

An education model that is Christ-centered and liberal arts-based is one we embrace…and we do well. But don’t just take our word for it. These are national publications and organizations that have recognized Carson-Newman University for its excellence in preparing our students to be difference makers.

  • U.S. News & World Report
  • Princeton Review
  • Fortune
  • Colleges of Distinction
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Schedule a Visit

The best way to experience Carson-Newman University is to see it and meet the people who know the university best—students, faculty, and staff.  Request a campus visit today!

Carson-Newman University is featured on the third season of the acclaimed TV series The College Tour. The full episode is now streaming on The College Tour website, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Prime!

Request Individual Campus Visit

The Office of Admissions schedules individual campus visits each week throughout the year.

During a private visit you can:
Meet your personal Admissions Representative, your Financial Assistance Counselor, faculty member, or coach. You can take a campus tour with one of our current C-N students and have lunch in the cafeteria. If you visit while classes are in session, we can also arrange for you to attend a class in the area of your academic interest.

For the best service, please request an individual campus visit at least 5-7 business days in advance. Individual appointments are scheduled Monday-Friday around the morning or afternoon campus tours (except holidays).

apply today!

Are you ready to take the next step? We invite you to fill out our FREE application today! Once you fill out our quick and easy application, one of our admissions representatives will be in touch with you shortly!

At Carson-Newman, we guarantee you will find your place, your path and your purpose! Talons Up!



From bustling Knoxville to the serene wilderness of the Smoky Mountains, you’ll find it all in East Tennessee. Take off in any direction and you’re just minutes from all kinds of fun and adventure.


Our 21 NCAA Division II Eagle athletic teams bring our campus community together! With more than 300 All-Americans and 13 national championships, Carson-Newman is steeped in athletic tradition and excellence.


Starting with the Welcome Week in August, the calendar will be full of opportunities to connect with other students, explore new interests and make great memories. We offer more than 30 clubs and student groups, fine and performing arts groups, intramural and club sports. So jump in, get involved and make the most of your college experience at C-N!

Life at C-N