Southern Adventist is an above-average private, Christian university located in Collegedale, Tennessee in the Chattanooga Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,173 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Southern Adventist acceptance rate is 38%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Business. Graduating 52% of students, Southern Adventist alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,200.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science17 Graduates
Elementary Education16 Graduates
Cinematography and Video Production15 Graduates
Theological and Ministerial Studies15 Graduates
Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine11 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services11 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.47 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.66 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
Southern Adventist University Reviews
My experience at Southern Adventist University has been quite positive. The campus (complete with lots of green space) is beautiful, the food is tasty and there are several options, and the classes are informative. Also, Southern does a great job of coordinating fun events for students to attend, from concerts to 5k’s, and they often bring in great speakers. I can appreciate the emphasis on service here, and all the Student Life Groups and mission opportunities appeal to me. I have been assigned an advisor for my major and an advisor for first-year experience, so I am aware of school requirements and fully equipped to meet them. Although I had very fast transition, all the heads of the different departments worked with me to make sure I could meet all the upcoming deadlines. If the student workers had been better trained on customer service and their job description, it would have been much easier to get the information I needed.
I am truly enjoying my experience at Southern. The staff genuinely cares for your success. The atmosphere is like no other campus I have been on. They have a strong religious base but it is not at all “preachy”. As a non-Adventist arrending an Adventis school, I was unsure of what to expect. But what I have found is an enclusive atmosphere where your opinions are welcomed and culture is embraced. This is my second time attempting college. It was a huge decision to make and it was a very freitening experience initially. However, I must say that the love and support that is shown by my professors and classmates has been so overwhelming that my anxieties dissipated very quickly.
I would say this is a great school. For the most part, the majors they offer are well rounded. Though they can improve in certain areas. I noticed that they invest more in certain majors and buildings for those majors than others. For example, nursing and religion. I think they can improve others as well. I also think that they can serve better food. They serve such unhealthy food which is ironic for being adventist and for preaching about the health message and all.