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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Location

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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
66%
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. yes yes yes
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General. yes
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing. yes
Advertising. yes
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other. yes
American Literature (United States). yes
Arabic Language and Literature. yes
Archeology. yes
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD. yes yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art Therapy/Therapist. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician. yes
Banking and Financial Support Services. yes yes
Behavioral Neuroscience. yes
Bible/Biblical Studies. yes yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes
Biophysics. yes
Broadcast Journalism. yes
Building/Property Maintenance. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes yes
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Clinical Psychology. yes yes
Commercial and Advertising Art. yes yes
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other. yes yes
Communications Technology/Technician. yes
Computer Programming/Programmer, General. yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other. yes
Construction Management, General. yes
Critical Care Nursing. yes
Culinary Arts/Chef Training. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist. yes
Education, Other. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision. yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering, General. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
European History. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing. yes
Family Systems. yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General. yes
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health Services Administration. yes yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes
History, Other. yes
Human Resources Management and Services, Other. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes yes
Industrial Technology/Technician. yes
Industrial and Organizational Psychology. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes yes
Italian Language and Literature. yes
Journalism, Other. yes
Journalism. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Management Science. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist. yes
Missions/Missionary Studies. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Museology/Museum Studies. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes
Music, General. yes
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management. yes yes
Nursing Administration. yes yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes
Office Management and Supervision. yes
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology, Other. yes
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other. yes
Pastoral Studies/Counseling. yes
Photography. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physical Therapy Assistant. yes
Physical Therapy/Therapist. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Pre-Law Studies. yes
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other. yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Public/Applied History. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes yes
Religious Education. yes
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other. yes
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General. yes
School Psychology. yes
Social Work, Other. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other. yes yes
Theology/Theological Studies. yes
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes

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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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