Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, TN

Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, TN

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Tuition & Fees

$22,930

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,687
Declined 594
Total Received 2,281
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Private

2,787

undergraduate students

470

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,257
Established in 1892
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Adventist

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1,000-acre campus in Collegedale (population: 11,659), 18 miles from Chattanooga. Air and bus serve Chattanooga; train serves Atlanta (120 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Large town

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

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
630
25th
500
75th
620
25th
470
75th
28
25th
19
75th
26
25th
17
75th
27
25th
19

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,687
Declined 594
Total Received 2,281

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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Financial Aid

90%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$11,629

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $22,060
Room $4,720
Board $3,450
Additional fees $870
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $32,300
Average Financial Aid - $11,629
Total with Avg. Aid $20,671
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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 768-8437
F: 423 236-1835
studfin@southern.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General.
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
Advertising.
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other.
American Literature (United States).
Arabic Language and Literature.
Archeology.
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD.
Art Teacher Education.
Art Therapy/Therapist.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician.
Banking and Financial Support Services.
Behavioral Neuroscience.
Bible/Biblical Studies.
Biochemistry.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biophysics.
Broadcast Journalism.
Building/Property Maintenance.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
Chemistry, General.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Clinical Psychology.
Commercial and Advertising Art.
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other.
Communications Technology/Technician.
Computer Programming/Programmer, General.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other.
Construction Management, General.
Critical Care Nursing.
Culinary Arts/Chef Training.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist.
Education, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
European History.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Family Systems.
Finance, General.
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
French Language and Literature.
Graphic Design.
Health Services Administration.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
History, Other.
Human Resources Management and Services, Other.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Italian Language and Literature.
Journalism, Other.
Journalism.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Management Information Systems, General.
Management Science.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics, General.
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist.
Missions/Missionary Studies.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Museology/Museum Studies.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
Nursing Administration.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Office Management and Supervision.
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology, Other.
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other.
Pastoral Studies/Counseling.
Photography.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Physical Therapy/Therapist.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Pre-Law Studies.
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.
Psychology, General.
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Public/Applied History.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Religious Education.
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other.
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General.
School Psychology.
Social Work, Other.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other.
Theology/Theological Studies.
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology

3,257

total students

22%

in-state

78%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

2,787
students

Female
57%
1,580

Male
43%
1,207

14%

470
students

Female
75%
354

Male
25%
116

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

2,208
students

Female
55%
1,222

Male
45%
986

21%

579
students

Female
62%
358

Male
38%
221

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Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

Not Reported

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

31

semester hours

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