Description

Naturally beautiful surroundings, an active spiritual community, a lively arts culture and a selection of uncommon majors are some of Southern Adventist University’s most outstanding features.

Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a top regional university, Southern Adventist is situated along the edge of the beautiful Smoky Mountains in Collegedale, Tennessee.

Archaeology is one of Southern Adventist’s most exciting academic contributions. Offering a bachelor’s degree in the field, Southern Adventist sponsors excavations and houses the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum.

Academics at Southern Adventist also encompass such disciplines as Allied Health, Music, Visual Arts, Communications and the natural sciences at the undergraduate level. Fields of study offered both at the undergraduate and graduate levels include Business, Education, Religion and Social Work.

Spirituality has a major presence both on and off campus. The school is home to more than 20 student ministries, and locally there are more than 25 Christian churches.

Home to a recognized classical music station and numerous performing arts groups, the Southern Adventist campus offers artistic stimulation as well.

SAT or ACT scores and transcripts should be submitted by prospective freshmen.

In order to help offset tuition costs, students may apply for scholarships and other forms of financial aid and see if they qualify.

Quick Facts about Southern Adventist University

Region

Southeast

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Seventh Day Adventists

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$17,534

Out-of-State Tuition

$17,534

Retention Rate

73%

Enrollment

2,895

Year Established

1892

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 5

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100% of students gave Southern Adventist University 5 stars overall.

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

Southern Adventist University is one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen. Everyone is so friendly. The southern hospitality really stands out on campus. The spiritual life on campus is very evident.

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Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
2,574
Freshman Class
630
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
2,895

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
89%
Graduate
11%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
19%
Out-of-State
81%

Gender of Students

Women
57%
Men
43%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
11%
Asian
5%
Caucasian
64%
Latino
16%
Other
4%

Students State Origin

Tennessee
19%
Florida
14%
Georgia
9%
California
5%
North Carolina
5%
Other
48%

International Students

International
5%
Domestic
95%

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