2,564
Students
Financial aid thermometer
16,298
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
94
94%
Acceptance Rate
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Overview

Southern Adventist University is a Comprehensive institution located in Collegedale, TN, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN  37315-0370
United States
Contact Jennifer Landivar
Applications Manager
Email: jlandivar@southern.edu
Phone: 423-236-2655
Fax: 423-236-1835

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark Checkmark
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Human Resources Management Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Nonprofit Management Checkmark
Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations Checkmark Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Construction Trades Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Elementary Education Checkmark
English As A Second/foreign Language (teaching) Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Family Systems Checkmark
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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French Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Art Therapy Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Dental Hygiene Checkmark
Health/health-care Administration Checkmark
Occupational Therapy Checkmark
Physical Therapy Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark Checkmark
Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Clinical Psychology Checkmark
Industrial And Organizational Psychology Checkmark
Physiological Psychology/psychobiology Checkmark
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Archeology Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Biblical Studies Checkmark Checkmark
Missionary Studies And Missiology Checkmark
Religious Education Checkmark
Theology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music Performance Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Photography Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,423
Applied
1,349
Accepted
2,564
Enrolled
95%
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Female Admissions

876
Females Applied
831
Females Accepted
95%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

547
Males Applied
518
Males Accepted
95%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.52
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Required for some programs A minimum high school GPA of 2.25

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 562 500 620
SAT Math 552 440 640
ACT Composite 23 20 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

21,100
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Fees

850
Full-time student fees
6,940
Room & board
4,400
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

16,298
Avg. Financial Aid Package
16,593
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
8,205
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,660
Avg. Loan Aid
7,645
Avg. Grant Aid
10,702
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
68%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
2%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,564
Total undergrad students
9%
International Students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 20.51%
Black or African American 9.56%
White or Caucasian 45.44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 9.36%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.55%
Two or more races 5.73%

Gender

Male (42.04%)
Female (57.96%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing Not Reported

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Community Service Day, Christmas on the Promenade and Convocations

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Asian Club, Black Christian Union, Business Society, School of Nursing and Student Ministerial Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No

Faculty

169
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 166
Part-time - 3
Male - 77
Female - 92