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. The Southern Adventist acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Business. Graduating 52% of students, Southern Adventist alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,100.
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- 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.54 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 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.49 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.68 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
I visited Southern this past weekend and it appeared to be a great school with tons of possibility! The people are nice, the teachers are nice, and the environment in general seems like a great Christian college.
Southern Adventist University is an amazing campus with a spiritual student Life experience, healthy food options, and professors that truly care about your success. I have found that being a part of this University is like being a part of a big family. I feel safe and well prepared to head into the real world after my experience at Southern. Many resources are provided to all students in order to help provide them with the highest possibility for success. While having excellent academics and dorm life, Southern also teaches it's students morals and good ethics to carry with them after graduation. Attending Southern Adventist University was the best decision I could have made in order to feel the most prepared in obtaining a successful career.
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.