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Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, TN

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences, General Checkmark
Biophysics Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark Checkmark
Administrative Assistant And Secretarial Science, General Checkmark
Banking And Financial Support Services Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark Checkmark
Business Administration, Management And Operations, Other Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other Checkmark
Construction Management, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Human Resources Management And Services, Other Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Non-profit/public/organizational Management Checkmark
Office Management And Supervision Checkmark
Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations, General Checkmark Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Broadcast Journalism Checkmark
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Journalism, Other Checkmark
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication, Other Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services, Other Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services, Other Checkmark
Computer Programming/programmer, General Checkmark
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Construction Trades Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Curriculum And Instruction Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, Other Checkmark
Educational Leadership And Administration, General Checkmark
Educational, Instructional, And Curriculum Supervision Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
French Language Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Physics Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Checkmark
Teaching English As A Second Or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering, General Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Architectural Drafting And Architectural Cad/cadd Checkmark Checkmark
Industrial Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
American Literature (united States) Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Family Systems Checkmark
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Studies, General Checkmark
Foodservice Systems Administration/management Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Arabic Language And Literature Checkmark
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Allied Health And Medical Assisting Services, Other Checkmark
Art Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Dental Hygiene/hygienist Checkmark
Health Services Administration Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist Checkmark
Nursing Administration Checkmark
Occupational Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Physical Therapy Assistant Checkmark
Physical Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Psychiatric/mental Health Nurse/nursing Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark Checkmark
Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
European History Checkmark
History, General Checkmark
Public/applied History Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician Checkmark
Vehicle Maintenance And Repair Technologies/technicians, Other Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Museology/museum Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology, Other Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
Culinary Arts/chef Training Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Behavioral Neuroscience Checkmark
Clinical Psychology Checkmark
Industrial And Organizational Psychology Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Research And Experimental Psychology, Other Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Social Work Checkmark
Social Work, Other Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Archeology Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Bible/biblical Studies Checkmark Checkmark
Missions/missionary Studies Checkmark
Pastoral Counseling And Specialized Ministries, Other Checkmark
Pastoral Studies/counseling Checkmark
Religious Education Checkmark
Theological And Ministerial Studies, Other Checkmark
Theology/theological Studies Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Photography Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,619
Applied
1,312
Accepted
2,448
Enrolled
81%
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Female Admissions

952
Females Applied
753
Females Accepted
79%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

667
Males Applied
559
Males Accepted
84%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.59
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

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

22,060
Private
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Fees

870
Full-time student fees
8,170
Room & board
4,720
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes

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

2,448
Total Undergrad students
66%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (43.34%)
Female (56.66%)

Campus Life

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Community Service Day, Christmas on the Promenade and Convocations

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

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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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

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

172
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 169
Part-time - 3
Male - 81
Female - 91
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