Tuition & Fees

$21,950

$21,950

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
43%
500-599
30%
400-499
21%
200-299
3%
700-800
13%
600-699
31%
500-599
25%
400-499
13%
300-399
18%
700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
33%
400-499
41%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
17%
24-29
34%
18-23
38%
12-17
10%
6-11
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
31%
18-23
39%
12-17
23%
30-36
11%
24-29
32%
18-23
48%
12-17
9%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,349
Declined + 74
Total Received 1,423
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Private (nonprofit)

2,564

undergraduate students

471

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 3,035
Established in 1892
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Other
Accredited by •  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Collegedale, TN

1,000-acre campus in Collegedale (population: 11,437), 18 miles from Chattanooga. Air and bus serve Chattanooga; train serves Atlanta (120 miles).

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
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
43%
500-599
30%
400-499
21%
200-299
3%
700-800
13%
600-699
31%
500-599
25%
400-499
13%
300-399
18%
700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
33%
400-499
41%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
17%
24-29
34%
18-23
38%
12-17
10%
6-11
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
31%
18-23
39%
12-17
23%
30-36
11%
24-29
32%
18-23
48%
12-17
9%

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

Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,349
Declined + 74
Total Received 1,423

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

68%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$16,298

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $21,100
Room $4,440
Board $2,500
Additional fees $850
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $29,990
Average Financial Aid - $16,298
Total with Avg. Aid $13,692

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,186,385
State $1,183,978
Institutional $10,649,558
Other external $3,536,611
Total $19,556,532

Non-need-based

Federal
State $193,275
Institutional $4,293,254
Other external $1,927,879
Total $6,414,408
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Paula Walters
Director of Student Finance
pkwalters@southern.edu

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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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

3,035

total students

33%

in-state

67%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

2,564
students

Female
58%
1,486

Male
42%
1,078

16%

471
students

Female
76%
359

Male
24%
112

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

2,160
students

Female
58%
1,246

Male
42%
914

16%

404
students

Female
60%
240

Male
40%
164

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

95%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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
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

31

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
  • 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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