King University

country rank  808
world rank  2091

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Established in 1867, King University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Bristol (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Tennessee. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, King University (KU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Presbyterian religion. King University (KU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 153 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. KU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym KU
Founded 1867
Motto Ecclesiae et Litteris
For the Church and for Learning
Colours Blue and red

University Location

Address 1350 King College Road
Bristol
37620-2699 Tennessee
United States
Tel +1 (800) 362 0014
Fax +1 (423) 968 4456

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are considered but not required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is considered but not required
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 1350 King College Road
Bristol 37620-2699
(423) 652 4861
800 362 0014

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Presbyterian Christian-Presbyterian Presbyterian Church (USA) - www.pcusa.org

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to King University's Library
King University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 75,745 physical volumes, 18,634 physical media, 23,650 digital/electronic medium and 99 licensed digital/electronic databases. King University's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes
King University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 443 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1947


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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