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  • 06/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 13 people found this review useful. 3 people found this inaccurate. 1 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If You ready to learn and your a christian.

  • 09/27/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 2 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is willing to learn, and wants to go places in life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go and see the school for yourself dont take anyones word for it but your own!

    Bang for the buck

    Its pretty easy to get a job on campus and there are so many places around that will hire people for all types of reasons.

    Will enjoy being here

    There are so many people at Southern and each one has there own personality. However one thing they all have in common is that they love the Lord, and if you do to then you will fit right in.

    Will learn a lot

    When I went to Southern I learn so about the school and what I should expect when I attend. The staff are very friend and treat everyone with kindness.

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 3 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They are called Veggie Cops

    What to do for fun

    Southern Adventist University, has many different places to explore. They have a forest preserve with different trails for a person to visit. They also have a baseball field, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a gymnasium to get the stress off of school.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Southern Adventist University is delicious, because there are multiple places on it's campus to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are okay. There are not any co-ed dorms. However, there are different positive lessons that a person can learn in each individual dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Southern Advenist University has a very strong Nursing program, as well as a business, art, medical, and social work program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open-minded Be willing to try new things Come with an open heart

    In three sentences

    Southern Adventist University is school for people who want to learn more about themselves as well as Christ. Southern Adventist University is also a school for connecting with students from all over the world. Finally, Southern Adventist University is a school that shows its students the importance of a person knowing themselves.

  • 08/14/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Flexible, open minded students who want to enjoy their college experience Hard working students who want to finish as quickly as they can Anyone who wants to expand their knowledge base in a positive, supportive environment

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved-the more you put into your college experience the more you'll get out of it. Don't be afraid to ask questions - Sometimes questions left unasked are missed opportunities to learn. Stay focused - whether you are a freshman just coming in or a senior on the home stretch wasted time is time lost for good. That's something no one can afford in this economy.

    Bang for the buck

    For a private school Southern isn't really that expensive. They also offer scholarship options for that extra financial push.

    Did enjoy being here

    Southern offers a variety of activities to keep you busy while you aren't hitting the books. I really enjoyed the social mixers and the athletic program. Intramural sports and other extracurricular activities allow you to meet a greater number of people from a variety of majors. People who can later become a great resource as you are exploring all the career options Southern offers.

    Did learn a lot

    I definitely learned a lot about myself as well as my subject material. There are many opportunities at Southern to find a path that fits your personality and interests. If you aren't sure what you want to do with your life Southern has advisers, student mentors, and counselors that can help you find a career choice or two suited to your lifestyle.

  • 10/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Go to smart start in the summer....a free semester isn't bad at all...

    Am enjoying being here

    LOVE this school, all it's extracurricular activities and opportunities and friendly people

    Am learning a lot

    Definitely pushed towards higher learning and you get your moneys worth

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 6 of 50

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    the city of chattanooga is nearby and there is always something going on downtown. there are also numerous locations nearby with all kinds of outdoor activities including: hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing, and water skiing.

    In three sentences

    southern adventist university has a diverse, multicultural student body and faculty. they have a strong emphasis on student development and seek to create an environment conducive to personal growth. in addition, they believe in community service and provide opportunities to get involved.

  • 02/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety can be seen on parole.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    new clubs are being created every semester; you will definitely find one that you will like- cooking club, chem club, biology club etc.

    Great for these types of students

    if you love the outdoors, nature and friendly people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we have a biology 'nature' trail and an outdoor education facility- climbing walls, rope climbing, high wire etc.

    Bang for the buck

    it is around $24,000 i believe but you are paying for christian education and the facilities. it can be a struggle but there are numerous job opportunities offered on campus. take advantage of what is offered and you will get your monies worth.

    What to do for fun

    hulsey wellness center offers state of the art exercise equipment, pool, saunas, steam rooms and free exercise classes. the downtown area is close by as well. gymnastics team, nature trail and cave offer unique opportunities to enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    i personally really like the cafeteria food, but some do not. there are many eating options offered on campus ranging from a health and smoothie snack shop, cafe style places etc. most offer vegan options as well/

    Dorm Life

    i love my dorm, its very convenient. we have a kitchen, free laundry room and spacious nicely decorated lobby on each floor. the dorm is clean.

    Academic Rigor

    the school allows you to reach your full potential and also offers excellent tutoring services and learning support facilities.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure the classes you choose or the classes your adviser suggests were not previously accepted as transferable credits from your other schools.

    In three sentences

    a great school that offers lots of opportunities for recreation, leisure, and learning services. most staff are very supportive and want the best for you. there are lots of planned activities offered by the school.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe feel comfortable and welcoming

    Great for these types of students

    All Types

    Bang for the buck

    It's a sacrifices that worth Investing for a private school

    What to do for fun

    You will be never board lot of fun activities to do

    Food and Dining

    healthy Vegetarian Menues

    Academic Rigor

    Can be a little challenging at times

    Tips for prospective students

    You will never regret your decision

    In three sentences

    The best thing about southern they take care about the whole aspect of your life the physical Spiritual and mental.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very present on campus and known for being a tad over zealous in handing out student parking tickets. However it is nice that they are close by at all times and very available to students if an emergency arrises.

    Greek Life

    non-existant

    Clubs and Activities

    Some clubs are stronger and more present than others. It is up to you to get involved by going to the student club fair at the beginning of the fall semester. There are a ton of clubs and if there isn't one that you want, you can start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Southern is a great place for students who want an awesome college experience without the blatant presence of constant partying and drinking. Students who wish to establish and maintain a strong connection with God are sure to find multiple ways to do so at Southern.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of cool places on campus, like the Goliath wall and the biology trails. Christmas on the promenade, Asian night, and Strawberry festival are all fun activities unique to Southern, among many others.

    Bang for the buck

    Southern is expensive and their financial aid is not the best. However, depending on what you value for your college education, it is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Chattanooga is pretty fun. On Southern's campus, there are the biology trails, which are beautiful and well-maintained. Be sure to get involved with intramural sports, which are a huge deal at Southern.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has a variety of options, all vegetarian. There is a fully stocked grocery store on campus where students can purchase items using their meal plan. There are also three other eating options on campus, as well a many local dining places in the area.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are well-maintained and generally fun to live in. If you are female, prepare yourself for more restrictions in the women's housing.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics can be rigorous depending on your major and how much you wish to challenge yourself. Do not expect to sail through your time at Southern without studying, especially if you are considering a career in the medical field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't spend all your time in your room. Get out and meet people by going to the numerous school sponsored events that are held multiple times a week. Take advantage of the trips offered by the Outdoor Education department. Don't eat at the CK too often.

    In three sentences

    Southern is a unique school that aims to prepare students academically and spiritually for their future. Though it is relatively small, the student body is very diverse. Southern offers students many ways to give back to their local and global community through community service and missionary opportunities.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They will not hesitate to give you a ticket for being parked in the wrong spot. I trust that they would be there to help but have had no first hand experience.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intraumurals is a great way to get involved. There are also many clubs for different majors and ethnicities that are open to all and very fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student ready to study hard, be active, and make amazing lifelong friends!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Vespers is a tradition of course and a lovely one at that.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that all the money I put into my tuition goes to good use. However, I believe that Southern should try and provide more scholarships in the years following your first.

    What to do for fun

    Intramurals, down town Chattanooga, dorm fun, etc.

    Food and Dining

    I found that Southern offered many different areas to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I liked everything about my dorm life experience except the deans and their overwhelming control. We are adults and should be treated as such.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe that Southern has a very capable staff of teachers, however, I wish that more of the teachers took a genuine interest in the well being and academic standing of all their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Playing intramurals is a great way to meet new people which is something everyone should strive to do. Also do NOT skip class for it is the biggest way to lower your grade.

    In three sentences

    Southern is a wonderful school for almost everyone. It appeals to diversity and caters to all sorts of people. It is a very academically focused school.

  • 06/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Southern is great for any one who loves God and who intends on sharing that love with his/her fellow friends and classmates.

    Tips for prospective students

    At Southern you will find anything you are looking for. As long as you know what you want and aim to meet your goal, Southern will be the perfect place for you =).

    Bang for the buck

    There are many Adventist colleges/universities in the US. And if you compare them, you will find that almost everyone of them is far more expensive than Southern is for the same amount of academics. SAU is definitely worth it to me.

    Am enjoying being here

    Southern is a BEAUTIFUL place. The campus is amazing and the people are great and always smiling. The only down side to being at Southern is that it is very far away from home, however, it is a second home to me and i love it.

    Am learning a lot

    At Southern i not only learned and continued to learn a lot about God and myself, but i also learned a lot academically. The teachers and professors new an immense amount of information on the topics they taught making my learning experience even greater. I learned very valuable information that i can use throughout my life.

  • 07/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -Hard-workers -Those interested in going in the medical field (It has a great nursing program)

    Tips for prospective students

    -Pack light if you're going to live in the dorm. Sharing space with another person in a small room is a lot harder than you think. -Interview teachers if you go to visit the campus before becoming a student. Meet the instructors in your department, say hello and introduce yourself. -Be sure you're willing to work hard if you want to go here. The classes aren't impossible, but they're tough if you miss reading assignments or skip class.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not sure if I know what this means, but I assume it can be translated as is it worth spending money to go to this institution? The answer to this can only be answered by the individual. I put 5 stars because I think it was worth it for me personally. No other college I looked at offered a Christian environment and a good, solid music program for flute (Which were basically my only two requirements when searching for a college). Southern is very expensive, but then again it is a private college for a specific group of people. I felt it was worth the money to get my education there.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone is so friendly, the campus is absolutely beautiful, and the school provides everything a student needs -- a gym, library, and market are all within easy walking distance. Trails through the woods, which border part of the campus, make excellent running trails, and campus security is never far away, so I feel safe. The college even provides various activities and concerts during weekends for the students to enjoy.

    Am learning a lot

    It could just be because I am a home school student and have never been in a classroom setting, but I am surrounded by so much knowledge and am learning so much sometimes I feel overwhelmed. The teachers (At least in the classes I have been in so far) are very knowledgeable in their area and present the material in a way that everyone understands. That's not to say the classes are easy, in fact it's the very opposite! But they're not impossible if good notes are taken, the material given is read, and one listens carefully. In summery, I am learning a lot.

  • 09/22/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    13 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is a good price for a private education.

    Will enjoy being here

    The weather and size of the school are a bit intimidating.

    Will learn a lot

    The school is a great academic environment.

  • 12/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, I advise that you pray about wherever you go to school. I also advise that you surround yourself with people that are going to support you and encourage you to do your best because college no matter where you go has its distractions.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that if you are looking for an Adventist education then this is the place for you. Southern is very expensive, but I think that it is worth the money, because of the benefits of being in a Christian environment and education that you find here.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being at Southern. At the beginning it was really hard getting used to being away from my parents and many of my best friends, but I have met so many amazing people. I really like that Southern is a very diverse University, that was one of the things that attracted me to this campus. I also like that the professors and staff at Southern are nice.

    Am learning a lot

    I feel that Southern really challenges you to think critically. The work load isn't a lot depending on your major and the professor that you have, but a common thing among all the professors is that they want to challenge you to not memorize what's there but think critically about the information.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school and I feel like I am receiving a very well rounded education both academically as well as spiritually.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anything medical: nursing, biology, and pre-med.

    Tips for prospective students

    Beware the freshmen 15! This may very well be the biggest challenge of the year apart from the transition from high school to college!

    Bang for the buck

    Unless the major is big at Southern, like engineering for example, you're not really getting the bang for the buck. However, for nursing students and a few other then yes, it's definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are many activities to do on campus when one isn't studying or working like: rock climbing, working out, swimming, ping pong, billiards, etc. not to mention the nearby parks a walking distance from the campus.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers, or at least most, make an efforts to help the students learn i.e, handing out a personal schedule of when the teacher is open to discuss, encouraging students to get tutoring from others, etc.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is heavily enforced.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many Tthings to keep you occupied.

    Great for these types of students

    Health-conscious Adventists

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is a bit high. Scholarships are flip-flopped without notice.

    What to do for fun

    It's like an amusement park for adults. There's rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, and lots of swimming.

    Food and Dining

    Best vegetarian food you'll ever consume.

    Dorm Life

    It's not the Ritz-Carlton, but the rooms are well-kept.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major, but the professors don't hand out grades like some other institutions.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's easy to be side-tracked by the various activities on campus, but remember to prioritize and you'll be fine.

    In three sentences

    Southern Serves the community, while remaining humble. Southern also encourages healthy living, which promotes better health. Most importantly, their are lots of resources for strong academic success.

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    18 of 50

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    gym-masters, of course!

    Tips for prospective students

    smart start for sure.

    In three sentences

    southern is a place i can't wait to attend. gym-masters totally has me sold, and also they work to get all of my pt requirements that i need for southern. perfect!

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety does a lot to try to keep the campus safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Southern as many different clubs. The gymnastics team is another activity that people enjoy aside from intramurals.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a good Christian education and for the cost compared to other Adventist universities it is not very expensive

    What to do for fun

    Intramurals is always fun. The school has a new one almost every month or so.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria does not have the best tasting food but there are many other places on campus to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm is great. You can make lots of friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are tough but overall if you study and do the assignments it will help you understand the material and keep your grade up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do the assignments and study for the tests.

    In three sentences

    Southern is a great place. Its student body is very diverse. The teachers care about the students and do everything in their power to help the student succeed

  • 05/05/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    20 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Great vegetarian and vegan choices!

    Tips for prospective students

    A great way to learn and share your enthusiasm for Christ!

    In three sentences

    Beautiful Campus, friendly staff, and great for spiritual growth.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Although there's mild violence outside of campus, the campus itself is very safe at all hours.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs available for all tastes.

    Great for these types of students

    Calm and Spiritual Minded Academically focused students

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is beautiful and the academics are good.

    What to do for fun

    Chattanooga is 15 minutes away, and Atlanta, Gatlinburg, and Nashville are all two hours away.

    Food and Dining

    There's no meat on campus and the food is usually heavy on cheese. However, there's a Walmart nearby and there's lots of healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms have recently been renovated and they look great. The rooms are comfortable but the guys have communal showers (they also have a game room and a gym, so it evens out).

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers set high standards to help all students achieve an academic level superior to both the state and national standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for all school scholarships available. Contact the department heads and talk to them about your interests.

    In three sentences

    SAU has a great environment that fosters academic curiosity and cultural awareness. The academics are rigorous and the students are encouraged to excel in their studies. Furthermore, SAU's diverse student bodies offers an international cultural experience.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Food isnt so great. Vegetarian all the time. There are a few good places to eat

    Dorm Life

    Girls are prissy. Very incompetent. But very safe, no guys in girls dorm except during open house

    Academic Rigor

    It's not to hard. The professors work with you and care about you. If you give your best effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    get done with convos, worships, and vespers fast! study a week before finals get a tutor

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing place to be. Holds worship with God above all else. Very scenic and there are many outdoor activities.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety can be somewhat annoying with all the tickets. And my friend said that the immediate officer that came when she got hurt was not especially helpful.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many many to take part in at SAU. From kayaking to ping-pong, to the Asian and Hispanic clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    Southern offers an intensly spiritual atmosphere geered towar Seventh-Day Adventism.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year there is a play that takes up the whole campus about Jesus' last few days. Including a marketplace and special effects!

    Bang for the buck

    While Southern Adventist University may be a little pricey, I assure you it is well worth it! I cannot imagine a better university.

    What to do for fun

    Southern's breathtakingly georgeous campus offers an infinite amount of outdoor activities including mountain biking, hiking, and a gigantic natural rock wall for rock climbing! The university also has its own gym, complete with top of the line fitness equipment, a gym, and a swimming pool.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to enjoy tasty food here. Southern offers several places on campus to dine. as well as a taco bell and arby's about 2 miles away!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is so laid back that it truely feels like the dorm is a livable space you can call home.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers on this campus are meant to be there. They are passionate about what they do and will go out of their way to help each student succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have all of your paperwork done before you arrive on campus to makes your transition effortlessly.

    In three sentences

    A comforting and stimulating environment surrounded by the beauteous hills of Tennessee. SAU is a top-notch place to find lifelong friends who will make you the best person you can possibly be. Southern provides a seamless transition from home to dorm and provides countless activities for it's students.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is of utmost importance here. Especially because this is an Adventist University in an Adventist community. Very few incidents actually occur on campus but Campus Safety is quick to respond to the things that do happen..

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a vast amount of clubs on campus as well as worship/bible studies groups on campus. Each club and small group is geared toward a specific interest or topic. If you can't find something that suits you, creating an organization is always an option.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We actually have a cave on campus that is open once a month. Going in there with a couple friends is the experience of a life time. You will wake up the next morning sore in places you didn't know were used the day before.

    Bang for the buck

    Paying for education can be a bit challenging with a $25,000 tuition. The school does do its best in trying to provide as many students as possible with on-campus jobs. Department scholarships can be pretty scarce. All-in-all it is important to plan how you are going to pay for the following years.

    What to do for fun

    Some common student past times are going to the mall, hanging out at Goliath's Wall or the Student Park, Caving, Hiking, Camping, Canoeing, Zip Lining, and Rock Climbing. The Student Association and the clubs on campus also put together amazing events for students to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The meals on campus are all vegetarian so meat eaters may be a little put off. There are restaurants off campus but you do need a car to get to those places. If you're up to the vegetarian lifestyle, the food on campus is not too bad and their are many options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life in Thatcher Hall is very fun. The RA's and the Deans are all dedicated to their girls and are interested in each student's life. Everyone also supports bonding withing the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major and your personality, the academic rigor can be stressful for a student. It is important to keep track of your own performance in a class and take the steps necessary to pass. The school does have tools available to aid in student success.

    In three sentences

    This school offers a Christ centered education. The student body is very proactive in and around the community. The teachers here are very involved in their students education as long as the student shows interest in their own education.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Top notch!

    Clubs and Activities

    Cooking, Chem Club, Outdoor Adventures!

    Great for these types of students

    Vegetarians! Outdoors people! Christian students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's all kinds of hiking areas and a cool cave - if you don't mind getting a little dirty!

    Bang for the buck

    I've been fortunate to be raised around mission minded people. I've been to at least a dozen different countries on mission trips lasting from 2 wks to about 11 months! When I graduate from college I hope to devote a large part of my time to mission work!

    What to do for fun

    I'm an officer in the cooking club! My friends and I love going hiking & camping and this summer I'm working at a youth camp where I am helping with adventure camp. We'll be repelling, white water rafting and caving to just name a few things.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food if you're a vegetarian! I love the food here - it's delicious and affordable!

    Dorm Life

    Love it! Now I'm an RA in a campus condo! Everyone is great here.

    Academic Rigor

    You definitely need to study but that would be at any school! Whatever your goals are - go out there an get here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Plug into resources! Attend your worship services! Attend your classes! Study hard and get your assignments done quickly. Take advantage of the extracurricular activiities - they're fun and you get to know lots of people! I took a year off to be a student missionary in Africa! What an incredible experience!

    In three sentences

    If you are looking for a small town college in a park-like setting; this is the place for you. Small class sizes lend to getting to know the students and the instructors! Emphasis on a personal relationship with Jesus is a plus for students who want to make Him a part of their life.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They do a great job! I just wish there were more lights around the campus.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Association and Life will keep students busy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are convocations and worships that students will attend. These are spiritual growth and fellowship opportunites that the student body can all be a part of.

    Bang for the buck

    Southern is a pricey school, but is also worth every penny if the student makes their time there worthwhile.

    What to do for fun

    The mall is about a 15 minute drive away. On campus, Student Association typically has something for the student body to participate in on a week to week basis.

    Food and Dining

    Southern is a vegetarian campus and provides only that at its 3 food locale's. There are plenty of options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Southern is much more different than that of other private or public universities; However, dorm life provides an environment subjected to promoting academic and social growth.

    Academic Rigor

    Southern Adventist University, as with many other accredited universities will challenge the student to aim beyond their academic goals and will provide a nuturing environment with professionals always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a small population of students then this is the place for you. However, Southern is located in the country area of southeast Tennessee and if you are looking for a more city-like atmosphere, you may not find that this is the right place. Southern is quite serene and is quite appealing to those seeking a relatively large and spacious campus.

    In three sentences

    Southern Adventist University is a wonderful university located just on the outskirts of the beautiful city of Chattanooga. At Southern students are encouraged to grow in a variety ways in order to promote a wholistic lifestyle. With a quiet atmosphere, Southern is a nuturing environment for prospective students of all backgrounds seeking a university that will challenge and empower their mind, body, and soul.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 50

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are lots of game nights and parties on campus. The wellness center has lots of activities for getting into shape. There are intramurals going on all school year long.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of food places on campus. Some are good and some are okay. Everything hear is geared towards vegetarianism and is quite healthy.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoyed living in the dorm because I get to meet a lot of awesome people. Plenty of life long friendships I have made.

    Academic Rigor

    Certain classes are a challenge, but all you have to do is study more for this classes. I am in education, so the classes are more interesting than other majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate. Never skip class and register early.

    In three sentences

    I love this school because of all of the great people I have met. The classes are great and I have met a lot of great teachers through my education classes.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very informative, constantly updates you. Precise and prompt. Provide transportation services and whatnot.

    Clubs and Activities

    Varied amount, but not as large as some other schools.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoor lovers Adventists Baptists Future nurses

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Diversions: A free school-wide event every Saturday night. Bowling, Ice Cream Social, Mini-Golf, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're looking for a peaceful, serene environment with good teachers, this is the place.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking on the Biology Trail, Husley Wellness Center with its rock climbing wall, pools, and gyms. Actual rock climbing on Goliath Wall. Exploration in the Student Cave. Intramurals. Five minutes from Chattanooga.

    Food and Dining

    Vegetarian campus; there's often vegan choices as well. If you aren't used to vegetarian food, this place will change that. Very good vegetarian food. A lot of variety. A little bit expensive.

    Dorm Life

    The only issue that will arise is noisy rooms next to you. Other than that, the environment is very friendly and fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    If possible, attend SmartStart, which is a free summer semester for incoming first-time college freshmen. It's a great way to get to know the campus and situate yourself before the campus fills up

    In three sentences

    The campus environment is very serene and beautiful; a great place to spend four years studying. Faculty and staff are very friendly and always willing to help. The religious aura is sowed into the experience, but you don't have to be an Adventist to attend.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 50

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are some school-wide weekend activities available such as bowling, mini-golfing, etc. There are also usually interesting things to do in Chattanooga, and there are a wealth of outdoor activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be willing to get involved, as this will help you get to know people faster, and allow you to have a better college experience. Know your financial account and always keep track of your tuition statements. Be extra friendly, because even the crabby people tend to respond better when you are cheerful.

    In three sentences

    Southern is a well rounded school. They tend to be lacking in the business and extracurricular aspects, but have plenty of extremely pleasant people to make up for it. Recommended for Christian people seeking a deeper relationship with God.

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    SAU has had celebrities come to speak. They have a cave and a rock climbing wall on campus. Mission trips are optional for students who want to witness, travel, and help.

    Bang for the buck

    They have jobs posted on the college's website: on and off campus.

    What to do for fun

    SAU has a park on the campus with a rock climbing wall and a cave that is available for exploring. And the campus has plenty of hang out spots. Events take place every so often organized by your individual dorms, clubs, or the Student Association. There's a fitness center with exercising equipment, pools, basketball courts, racket ball courts, badminton courts, volleyball courts, etc. SAU sets up intramural sports to be involved in and enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    There's food everywhere that can be used as part of the food plan that is included in the tuition. SAU has healthy food available. In the cafeteria, vegetarian and vegan food is served.

    Dorm Life

    Clean, neat, and has a comfortable stylish environment.

    Academic Rigor

    SAU does their best to help you become successful and by doing that they help you become more responsible by being sincere. There are no push over professors, what is said goes. And when there's a failing student the professor will reach out to the student. The professors will also help you get out of your comfort zone making room for growing.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a unique school that will do their best to meet your needs financially and educationally making your college experience less stressful. SAU communicates with you whenever there is an event or an important notice. The school also makes planners for every student to help them to become successful. Professors are always available whenever you need help. SAU has a Christian uplifting atmosphere and you don't even need to be religious at all to attend. Get involved in the activities. If you are a Freshman, go to SmartStart and you will get a free semester.

    In three sentences

    This school has an incredible program for my major with experienced professors that are willing to help. As a Christian school, SAU makes sure to meet your needs spiritually with events all throughout the week. SAU also has a breath-taking campus with a comfortable atmosphere.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    One of the safest places one can be, just watch out where you park or you'll get a ticket!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many required worship services.

    Bang for the buck

    Very very expensive, but a must have for those Adventists seeking moral and upright spouses that will be agreeable in childrearing.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, be involved in music and intramurals, become more physically fit, and focus on the beautiful peers and educational opportunity surrounding you.

    Food and Dining

    Great options for both vegan and vegetarian diet, with many outdoor areas for dining

    Dorm Life

    Lots of housing options from various apartments for upper level students, to various options of dormatory living. You've got to keep your GPA up to keep your curfew reasonable.

    Academic Rigor

    Quite demanding, consider starting at only 12-13 hours so allow for participation in campus activities, clubs, intramurals, and personal hobbies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Watch the meal plan budget early on to avoid starving later on. Be ready to submit to principles of healthy living, from curfews, to alcohol and tobacco free campus living. Don't enroll in too many hours early on - keep your GPA high to keep those funds coming in all your years there.

    In three sentences

    Offers lots of opportunities for spiritual, academic, and physical growth. Beautiful campus, and many nature-oriented recreational activities. Vast array of associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees offered here.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    32 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Worships that are required.

    What to do for fun

    Southern Adventist University has their own Gym. In this state of the art gym, they have a gymnastics area, huge basketball courts, pool, a hulsey wellness center with training equipment. They have activities for every person

    Tips for prospective students

    If you would like to come here, for whatever program it is! be prepared to study!

    In three sentences

    If you want to learn and want a Godly experience, this is the place to go. They have activities for the student body. Main thing that I loved, it is almost one big family.

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a huge Christmas tree on center campus that is lit by Santa Claus on the ladder of a fire truck, who then throws out candy to the surrounding people. Also, Southern's anti-drug gymnastics team, Gym-Masters, puts on a great show every year.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Chattanooga is absolutely gorgeous and always has something going on. As for on campus, the wellness center is open a lot and has a pool, track, basketball courts, racquetball courts, an awesome workout floor, a gymnastics center, and a rock climbing wall. There are also fun events with transportation provided, like bowling, roller skating, and miniature golf. There are also great outdoor activities and trips like rock climbing, kayaking, horse back riding, and camping.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple places to eat on campus, and you can always find something that sounds good, unless you are as picky as my roommate. The cafeteria always has a main course with vegan options, a salad bar, sandwich bar, kimche and rice, soup, fruit, cereal, and ice cream machine. In addition to the cafeteria, there is a fast food styled restaurant, a grocery store with a deli, and a quaint sandwich shop.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nicely kept and when you know how to set up your room, its pretty spacious. They are set up it suites so there are only 4 girls per bathroom and there is a sink in your room. The RA's are great as long as you are fairly quiet past midnight and there are lots of fun activities just for girls on the weekends.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on which classes you take, and who you take it from of course. However, Southern is one of the leading Adventist schools for academics. All of my teachers so far have been professional yet personable and the classes are challenging but not overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Walk on the crosswalk to avoid getting hit by vehicles. 2. Pray! 3. Look at your schedule before you are ten minutes late for class. 4. Have fun!!! 5. Sleep occasionally

    In three sentences

    Southern is incredible! Truly, a wonderful school for meeting new people, engaging in fun activities, and growing as a person. And if you are the type of person that goes to college to actually learn something, it is great for that as well.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great. They are always willing to help and escort you at night to be safe!

    Greek Life

    No Greek life- but dorm life is fun!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are all sorts of clubs and Student Senate and Student Association are always planning off-the-beat events and fun things for the students!

    Great for these types of students

    For those who want a spiritual connection and want to be around positive youth that share their values, as well as having fun and getting a great education! It will definitely be easier if you like to get involved and make friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year they put up a huge Christmas tree! And people like to go inside it. They light it up at the Christmas program in the beginning of December and it is simply beautiful!

    Bang for the buck

    Private education is pricey. But once you take a look at the campus you will fall in love and see that it's well worth it. You are definitely getting the education you paid for, as well as the college experience in general.

    What to do for fun

    Chattanooga is such a great place to be! The campus is located just about 20 minutes from downtown and there are always a lot of cultural events going on, sights to see, and beautiful mountains!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options on campus! The cafeteria rotates its menus fairly frequently, and there is a diner, sandwich shop, and smoothie shop on campus! Along with vending machines and a Whole Foods- like market.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty nice. The RA's are there to help and there are a lot of great people there. The rules can be a pain. But if you follow them your dorm experience will be a breeze.

    Academic Rigor

    It greatly depends on your intended field of study. I feel that in general, academic rigor is pretty high, especially if you're in a science-related field. But the professors are always there to help and it's so worth it! A quality learning experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs! Attend SA events and you will make lots of new friends. Take advantage of your Southern Connections class to learn more about how to be involved. Go to class!

    In three sentences

    Southern has a very dedicated team of professors. Campus life is great and full of fun activities. Nursing program is top-notch.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is mediocre at best. They love writing parking tickets and charging students for stupid things, but they fail at responding to any kind of situation.

    Greek Life

    I do not believe there is one on campus?

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots and lots (did I say a lot?) of activities! From sporting events, to music events. There are however, not a whole lot of clubs to my knowledge. The activities outweighs this by a large margin, and hence the 5/5.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who have a chosen degree path with the drive and mental strength to stay focused.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are lots for students to discover, but they can only find them by attending!

    Bang for the buck

    Yes it's pricey, but the education and experiences you gain from it will be worth a lifetime.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun both on and off campus! There is always a sporting league of some sort to participate in on campus: softball, football, soccer, basketball, floor hockey, futsal, and volleyball. There are also sporting events and classes: Dodgeball weekend events, tennis courts and tournaments, track & field events, marathons (biking and running), bad-mitten, and more. They have seasonal events, talent shows, cultural festivals, religious events, and seasonal festivals often as well. For those interested in music, there are lots of student music recitals and performances. There is also a great deal of guest musician performances as well. And then there is Chattanooga 10 minutes away with even more things to do during down time!

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat on campus. The cafeteria is decent, but they have three other food stops in addition to it: the healthy snack/smoothie store inside of the gym, KR's on the promenade, and the Campus Kitchen (CK's) at the village plaza. Local food shops also give students a price break on their food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are hit or miss. Sometimes you get a good room, a good room-mate, a good hall, and a good RA, but other times you do not. The community showers aren't all that great (some of the showers are nice, and others are not), but the newer men's wing is nice. Female's apparently have it easy for dorm room quality.

    Academic Rigor

    Fantastic teachers, and challenging course work. Expect to be pushed in every class you take, and, yes, even the 'Physical Education' courses will be tricky and time consuming at times.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Apply early -Speak with a financial adviser as soon as you get one -Register the minute you are eligible to -Intramurals are a fantastic way to spend extra time (sports are fun, and there is always something to do!)

    In three sentences

    Awesome experiences, great education, beautiful area, but fairly expensive! Do not let the price tag get you down, and check out the school.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Three people were hit by cars during Fall 2012 semester.

    Greek Life

    None, and thank God!

    Clubs and Activities

    They do NOT have Amnesty International. I repeat, they do NOT have Amnesty International.

    Great for these types of students

    Rich Adventists.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Christmas on the Promenade.

    Bang for the buck

    Never.

    What to do for fun

    If you or your friends do not have a car, you're toasted.

    Food and Dining

    I'm not a vegetarian, but here, the food is great. There are three extra restaurants that accept your meal plan, and a supermarket which certain things can be purchased on the meal plan as well.

    Dorm Life

    If curfew is a problem to you, do not apply.

    Academic Rigor

    I've heard the nursing program is a pain, but as an undecided student, I cannot answer this question honestly.

    Tips for prospective students

    If money is an issue, do not even think of coming here.

    In three sentences

    The campus at Southern is beautiful, and you feel extremely safe. Moreover, the professors are amazing people that are always willing to help. However, the financial aid offices are unorganized, and struggle to give students the correct information of their monthly plan.

  • 02/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Extremely committed staff.

    Clubs and Activities

    Southern Adventist University is a wonderful place to become involved in a very wide variety of clubs and activities!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Southern is a great place to start rock climbing.

    Food and Dining

    The campus food is a bit pricy but it is good quality. The campus is within twenty to thirty minutes of Chattanooga, which offers a wide variety of dining options. Food within five minutes of camp includes Taco Bell, Subway, McDonald's, and Walmart, to name just a few.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms not co-ed. They are well furnished, with an ID card key system and regular night checks. The laundry facilities are included with the dorm fee, so you can use them as much as you want to for free.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are skilled professionals, so plan to put some actual energy into learning. If you want to sit around and do nothing to receive a degree, look somewhere else. But if you want to be challenged and work to be the best you can be, Southern is for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    The saying, You will get out of any experience what you put into it, applies as much to Southern as to any other university. Southern by itself won't take you to the top. But if you desire to put your everything into it, SAU provides one of the most beautiful atmospheres through which to achieve your dreams.

    In three sentences

    Southern Adventist University is a place where almost anyone can come to obtain a quality education. Southern offers students a wide range of social, mental, physical, and spiritual opportunities. Lives are changed at Southern.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Southern is well known for being an international campus. There are many different ethnics clubs as well as interest clubs on campus. Once you're in theses clubs, its hard to ever leave. We also have life groups here.

    Bang for the buck

    Southern is very very expensive. I mean you're paying for a quality environment and education but, I really wish that it was a lot more affordable. There are lots of job opportunities to help pay things off though.

    What to do for fun

    Southern is dedicated to keeping their students outdoors. Everything you could possibly think of to do outdoors its there. There are television here but you have to kind of go out of your way to get to them. Downtown Chattanooga is a fun place to go and hang out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its best that you try and figure out what you want to do right now even though you do have time. I strongly recommend doing AP courses before you go to college.

    In three sentences

    You will find what you are looking for here no matter what it is. Southern challenges you to think for yourself whilst simultaneously introducing Jesus like you've never seen before. This is an amazing school.

  • 03/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No major drug busts or criminal activities that I have experienced. You can feel safe walking around campus. I do know that the local police spend an unsavory amount of time on minor traffic violations. If you drive, drive UNDER the speed limit.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not in any clubs. The activities held by the student association are scarcely attended. I went to one event, and the only people there were freshmen hanging out in cliques.

    Bang for the buck

    I think all colleges are charging excessive amounts. This one is no exception. I know some students get ridiculous grants and hardly have to pay anything, whereas other students have to work three jobs and take huge loans, like me. It's not really fair.

    Food and Dining

    We are given a meal plan of about one-thousand dollars per semester. Many students spend this money up before the end of the semester and have to buy food with credit/debit cards. Also, all the food on campus is vegetarian.

    Dorm Life

    Rather strict separate boys and girls dorms. Curfew changes from freshman to senior. The rooms are small, but the girl's dorm has one shower for every four girls.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending upon the workload you decide, your schedule and study times vary.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great

    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone and everyone

    What to do for fun

    It depends on what you like. There is an amazing gym and swimming pool on campus and downtown Chattanooga has lots to see and do.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't have a vehicle make sure to bring comfortable shoes, you have to walk a lot. Water boots is helpful also it rains a lot.

    In three sentences

    Southern Adventist University is a great University, its like being home with a great big family. Its a loving atmosphere. Most people you come in contact with is extremely helpful.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    41 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe and there is campus safety constantly working to make sure you are protected.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are multiple organizations around campus, and for the intramural's, there is a group for everyone from beginner to pro.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love the outdoors and food. Also great in academics for students who want to get experience for their careers.

    Bang for the buck

    Southern is one of the cheaper Adventist schools. Their scholarships are not always as large, but for how much cheaper the school is than others, it is a good deal.

    What to do for fun

    Southern has a state of the art wellness center that has a rock-wall. It is also in a great location to do things in the community and there are intramural s on campus for those who enjoy sports.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple places to eat on campus and the food is amazing. You will not go hungry because there is something fro everyone.

    Dorm Life

    The girls dorms are a little strict, but you can sense that it is a spiritual place. The dorms are also some of the best I've seen so far and their wall units make available space greater. The suites are nice too so you don't have to use a community bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    Southern is committed to making sure each student succeeds and they have good programs that I have seen. They are one of the top Adventist schools for journalism right now.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go for a campus visit, especially during college days because it will really help your decision.

    In three sentences

    Southern is a great place because it has great academics. The school is undergoing renovations to make sure that the student's needs are met and just to make the campus as nice as possible. The dorms are also very nice.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus safety is great! They really care about the people here!

    Greek Life

    There isnt any greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO many things you can do on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for any student who wants to have a great education!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have so many things that they do for holidays. Its awesome!

    Bang for the buck

    It is a little expensive to go here but it is an amazing school! it is so worth it. When you graduate and people see that you graduated from here they will give you the job. this school has an amazing reputation.

    What to do for fun

    The greenway walking path is right next to the school and it is beautiful! We are also really close to amazing camping, swimming, and basically anything outdoors. Downtown chattanooga is also just thirty minutes away and it has a bunch of really fun things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Its good for school food! They also have a huge variety.

    Dorm Life

    Its amazing. Its like a giant family.

    Academic Rigor

    This school really pushes you to be all that you can be.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend going and having a tour of the campus and you will fall in love. The teachers are amazing and I recommend going here if you want a very good and well balanced education.

    In three sentences

    Southern is a school that is determined to help you. Everyone wants you to succeed, and they will do anything to help. They also provide financial support.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Can be a bit annoying if you like to step on the rules.

    Greek Life

    Everyone there is a greek in some way.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's a vegetarian school. That's pretty cool to me!

    What to do for fun

    AS has lots of activities every month. Some are really silly and others not so cool but why stay in your room when you can get out there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work. Go to class. Plan on not having a social life because your studying so much. Have fun. Love what you do. Pray often.

    In three sentences

    Southern is by far the best place to be! The course challaneges you but only makes you stronger. You will meet awesome people and have lots of opportunities to go to events either on campus or in the area. If your lonely it's your own fault. The professors are great! Especially in the art department. It's very homely and a great place to grow spiritually.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    44 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Beware of Campus Safety. Park in designated parking spaces. Don't makeout in your car, campus safety will get you. Lose your ID card? ask Campus Safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    A ton of clubs to choose from. SA activites are awesome.

    What to do for fun

    Greenway Four Corners Hamilton Place Mall Caving Downtown Chattanooga (15-20 min away) Blue Hole (Cliff Jumping and swiming) The Biology Trail Hiking

    Food and Dining

    Food is great. Many options: VM (Village Market), CK's, The Kayak (in Hulsey - the gym), KR's, and the Cafe. Great selection of food on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm is an awesome place to live. You basically know everyone on your hall, with even trying. Your RA is always there for you.

    Academic Rigor

    If you put your mind to it you can do anything. Study hard, that's what the library is for. Study groups is the way to go.

    Tips for prospective students

    The McKee Library has people who help you with your papers. You can get a tutors if you need help. Lynn Wood Hall has Couseling and Testing services for you major if you do not know what to choose.

    In three sentences

    Southern is the best school. The students are the most friendliest. The professors are awesome.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Amazing!!

    Greek Life

    Oh yeah!

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sabbaths are awesome

    What to do for fun

    Everything

    Food and Dining

    So Good!

    Dorm Life

    The Best

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent

    Tips for prospective students

    You will be disappointed if you don't go here!

    In three sentences

    Greatest University Ever!

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    46 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Im sure the food is great even though its on a plant-based diet

    Dorm Life

    You have to be responsible and neat.

    Academic Rigor

    If you keep up with your syllabus and class material, and even show up to class and pay attention. I guarantee that you will succeed academically.

    In three sentences

    If you are seeking to continue your walk with Christ as a Adventist

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    47 of 50

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Extremely Safe campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    A wide variety of activities to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Students seeking a relationship with God, yet trying to achieve a high goal academically.

    Bang for the buck

    Very much worth it. Definitely.

    What to do for fun

    There are sports, music, outreaches, church, friends, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    I has the choice of 5 places where you can get your food, the Caff and 4 other places where you can buy food. The campus store also offers some food that you can buy to take to your dorm room to cook later.

    Dorm Life

    I've heard great things, but that's all. Don't know how it would be, although I have been in a dormitory before.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't say for each degree, but for the one I'm taking, which will be music, I can say that they are very thorough and will get you where you want to be as long as you push yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions. The more you find out about each school, the more likely you will know what school to choose. This school offers a great nursing and music program.

    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful campus that someone like me would immediately fall in love with. This University provides a broad selection of degrees, and also is well in keeping them the best to achieve everything needed to become great. The music program is one of the best I've seen in an Adventist University.

  • 11/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 50

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Southern is located fairly close to town where there are beautiful parks next to the river and great shops and restaurants. There are also many hiking trails right on Southerns campus as well as a rock climbing wall and disk golf course.

    Food and Dining

    Food is really good. Great for vegetarians.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. The dorms are kepy up fairly nice and are always clean. Other girls are very respectful for the most part.

    Academic Rigor

    This school holds a high standard for its students but offers many resources to reach those standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your teachers and talk to upper classmen about your teachers because they often have good advice about what each teacher likes or dislikes and what each teacher is expecting in their students.

    In three sentences

    Southern is a beautiful school with a lot to do in the area. It is filled with amazing teachers who are willing to help you do well in their classes no matter what. It is a little strict and that can sometimes be frustrating as an adult.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    SAU offers ample safety with security officers found throughout campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities for anything you can think of.

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking students, Christians, social butterflies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    goliath wall is a rockclimbing area on campus that is tons of fun.

    What to do for fun

    SAU offers intramurals, clubs, and many optional activities for students.

    Food and Dining

    Southern offers many places to get food and has a meal plan for students to pay with.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun and is a great way to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    I am always challenged in my academic life. Teachers challenge learning every day in every class. I have learned a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go all in. Get involved in things on campus. Take advantage of the opportunities given to you, after all, you paid for it.

    In three sentences

    Southern Adventist University is a fantastic college that cultivates learning in all aspects of life. It has fulfilled all of my expectations I had for college. I would recommend this university to anyone who asks.

  • 06/24/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Southern has night and day security. The campus night watchers are friendly.

    Clubs and Activities

    French club was fun even though I dont speak french.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that feel left out. The Students here are very excepting. Also for Students that are looking for a solid and faithful communion with God. In Southern everyone pretty much grows like a family. No one is left out.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Campus dedicates one Day to God. Friday night and Saturday there is Church and everyone gets together and worships. Even for an outsider it is an awesome and unique experience.

    Bang for the buck

    The people you will meet in Southern will stick around long after college. Some students and parents compare southern to a marriage program because every Adam has his Eve. With so many students Southerns students make Southern what it really is. Everyone is super friendly. Maybe its the awesome weather! Definitely a place for the single students.

    What to do for fun

    There are sports like basketball, soccer, football, and numerous clubs! You always have something to do in Southern. The school is on a mountain and has a beautiful view/parks to enjoy from

    Food and Dining

    The food selections are very healthy. Veggie meat is offered for vegetarians/Vegans. The cafeteria looks like a photo shopped palace.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms have one shared bathroom and have plenty of space. The guys/girls dorms also have cool game rooms to relax with former students.

    Academic Rigor

    You are getting what you pay for. The teachers are very helpful and demonstrate a personalized way of teaching. No one is left behind in the very interactive class lectures.

    Tips for prospective students

    The College is always doing something. Get involved in every activity/event! That is how you meet new people from all over the world.

    In three sentences

    Southern is a very friendly College! The staff, the teachers, and the students are very positive. Definitely a campus you wont forget!