Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, TN
location
Private
type
Small
setting
56%
44%
student ratio
2,728
total students
$19,850 | $19,850
in-state | out-of-state tuition
Rolling
fall application deadline
57%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
526
sat math
551
sat reading
529
sat writing
23
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biophysics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nonprofit Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Communications Technologies and Support Services Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Communications Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Advertising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations/Image Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Construction trades
    • Building/Property Maintenance
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English as a Second/Foreign Language (Teaching)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Family Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Art Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dental Hygiene
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Respiratory Care Therapy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech-Language Pathology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public/Applied History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mechanic and repair technologies
    • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Personal and culinary services
    • Culinary Arts
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Religious Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Clinical Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Archeology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Biblical Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Missionary Studies and Missiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

57% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,332
    • Accepted1,340
    • Acceptance Rate57%
    • Enrolled2,728
    • Female Applicants1,298
    • Females Accepted796
    • Female Acceptance Rate61%
    • Male Applicants1,034
    • Males Accepted544
    • Male Acceptance Rate52%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.5
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.25
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.36
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 551 490 620
    • SAT Math 526 450 590
    • SAT Writing 529 470 600
    • ACT Composite 23 20 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$19,850
    • Out-of-state tuition *$19,850
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$800.00
    • Room and board *$5,900.00
    • Room only *$3,700.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionSenior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,728
    • Male Student Percentage44%
    • Female Student Percentage56%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino20.89%
    • Black or African American10.78%
    • White or Caucasian50.37%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.44%
    • Asian7.7%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.66%
    • Two or more races3.78%
    • Unknown%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout5.39% representing 118 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students66% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 61%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Men???s Club, Women???s Club, Asian Club, Black Christian Union, Latin American Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty174
    • Full-time Percentage99%
    • Part-time Percentage1%
    • Female Percentage47%
    • Male Percentage53%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio15:1 or 2,200 students to 174 faculty

Location & Contact

PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370
USA

Mr.Marc Grundy

Associate Vice President, Marketing and Enrollment Services

Phone: 423-236-2844
Fax: 423-236-1844
Email: admissions@southern.edu


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