King University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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King University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 51%, admission to King University is somewhat selective. The admissions bar, however, is not overly high. Applicants with grades in the "B" range or higher and standardized test scores that are average or better will have a good chance of being admitted. As part of the application process, interested students will need to submit scores from either the SAT or ACT. Campus visits are not required, but interested students are encouraged to visit to find out if the school is a good fit for them. For more information, check out King's website, or contact the admissions office.  

Admissions Data (2016):

King University Description:

King University is a private, four-year, Presbyterian college located in Bristol, Tennessee, a town known as “The Birthplace of Country Music.” Bristol is also home to the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol Caverns, and Theater Bristol. On the academic front, popular programs include business, information technology, health, and psychology. Online delivery options are often available. With close to 3,000 students and a student/faculty ratio of 16 to 1, King is on the small side, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do on campus. King has quite a few intramural and intercollegiate teams, including cycling for men and acrobatics and tumbling for women. The university is a member of the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas with 19 intercollegiate sports. Popular sports include soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and track and field. King offers over 80 majors, minors, and pre-professional degrees, as well online courses. The Princeton Review named King College as one of 136 schools designated “Best in the Southeast.”

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,804 (2,343 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $27,276
  • Books: $1,420 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,180
  • Other Expenses: $3,466
  • Total Cost: $40,342

King University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,961
    • Loans: $6,639

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Information Technology, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 67%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 32%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 45%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Golf, Cross Country, Wrestling, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Swimming, Basketball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Tennis, Soccer, Softball, Golf, Gymnastics

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