Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, TN, USA
4.07 Average Rating

Founded in 1892, Southern Adventist University is an evangelical Christian college in south Tennessee affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The first Adventist school in the south, Southern confers undergraduate degrees in 64 majors. As a Christian institution, Southern observes vespers, adoration, and renewal services each week and services are streamed via the university website. Additionally, students participate in peer-led Bible studies clusters called LifeGroups.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Seventh Day Adventist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
49%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
23%
Out-Of-State Students
76%
81%
Submitting ACT
44%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
2,959
Total Number of Undergrads
2,544
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
64%
20-39 Students
22%
40-99 Students
12%
0
100
17%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
45%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,511
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$21,850
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$21,850
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$6,940
Books and Supplies
$1100

Aid & Grants

0
100
69%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
98%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,695
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
98%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,493
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,517

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
54%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,712
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$274
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
46
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
89%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

School Colors
Green/Kelly Green
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chattanooga
Orlando
Atlanta
Los Angeles
Nashville
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$37,200
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What Students Are Saying

4.07 Average Rating
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.
Aaron from Collegedale, TN
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.
Che-lei from Bermuda

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