Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, TN

Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, TN

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Tuition & Fees

$21,950

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

13.3

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,312
Declined 307
Total Received 1,619
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Private

2,448

undergraduate students

386

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 2,834
Established in 1892
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Seventh-day Adventist

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: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Chattanooga
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Lovell Field

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

Campus Life

yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Asian Club
  • Black Christian Union
  • Business Society
  • School of Nursing
  • Student Ministerial Association

Top Events

  • Community Service Day
  • Christmas on the Promenade
  • Convocations
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no
Application fee $25
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.59

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,312
Declined 307
Total Received 1,619

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,902

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $21,100
Room & board $6,940
Additional fees $850
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $29,990
Average Financial Aid - $4,902
Total with Avg. Aid $25,088
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Varsity Sports

M W

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Advertising
Archeology
Art Teacher Education
Art Therapy/Therapist
Art/Art Studies, General
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Bible/Biblical Studies
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biophysics
Broadcast Journalism
Building/Property Maintenance
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry Teacher Education
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 Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Family Systems
Finance, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Journalism
Journalism, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Photography
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Social Work
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Theology/Theological Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

2,834

total students

33.68%

in-state

66.32%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

2,448
students

Female
57%
1,387

Male
43%
1,061

14%

386
students

Female
77%
299

Male
23%
87

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

2,085
students

Female
56%
1,157

Male
44%
928

15%

363
students

Female
64%
230

Male
36%
133

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209

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career interest testing
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

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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