Tuition & Fees

$21,150

$21,150

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
24%
500-599
39%
400-499
27%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
18%
500-599
38%
400-499
31%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
36%
400-499
34%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
6%
24-29
31%
18-23
38%
12-17
25%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
17%
24-29
31%
18-23
45%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
9%
24-29
33%
18-23
51%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,239
Declined + 385
Total Received 1,624
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Private (nonprofit)

2,728

undergraduate students

447

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 1727
ACT 4006

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School Facts

Southern Adventist University, founded in 1892, is a liberal arts university affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Its 1,000-acre campus is located in Collegedale, 18 miles northeast of Chattanooga.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,175
Established in 1892
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Other
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Collegedale, TN

1,000-acre campus in Collegedale (population: 9,585), 18 miles from Chattanooga. Air and bus serve Chattanooga; train serves Atlanta (120 miles).

Southern Adventist University
4881 Taylor Circle
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
89%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
66%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
24%
500-599
39%
400-499
27%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
18%
500-599
38%
400-499
31%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
36%
400-499
34%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
6%
24-29
31%
18-23
38%
12-17
25%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
17%
24-29
31%
18-23
45%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
9%
24-29
33%
18-23
51%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,239
Declined + 385
Total Received 1,624

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Adam Brown
Director of Admissions & Recruitment
P: 800 768-8437
F: 423 236-1835
admissions@southern.edu

Cost

Tuition $20,300
Additional fees $850
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $22,250

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration
Animation
Archaeology
Architectural Drafting
Art
Art Education
Art Therapy
Auto Service
Biblical Studies
Biology
Biophysics
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication Studies
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Computer Systems Administration
Construction Management
Corporate/Community Wellness Management
Engineering Studies
English
Family Studies
Film Production
Financial Management
Fine Arts
French
General Studies
Global Community Development
Global Policy/Service Studies
Graphic Design
Health Science
Health/Physical Education/Recreation
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Liberal Arts/Education
Long-Term Care Administration
Management
Marketing
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Media Technology
Medical Laboratory Science
Ministry
Missions
Music
Music Education
Non Profit Management
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Outdoor Emergency Services
Outdoor Leadership
Pastoral Care
Personal Selling
Physics
Pre-Dental Hygiene
Pre-Nutrition/Dietetics
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Speech Language Pathology/Audiology
Psychology
Public Relations
Public Relations/Business Administration
Religion
Religious Education
Religious Studies
School Counseling
Social Work
Sports Studies
Theology
Vegetarian Culinary Arts
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Undergraduate

86%

2,728
students

Female
56%
1,519

Male
44%
1,209

Graduate

14%

447
students

Female
70%
311

Male
30%
136

undergraduateFull-time

82%

2,252
students

Female
56%
1,239

Male
44%
1,013

undergraduatePart-time

18%

476
students

Female
59%
280

Male
41%
196

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Talking books
  • Tutors
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