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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
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.
About Southern Adventist University...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

Southern Adventist University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1180
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,511/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,645/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,173Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
427
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Compassionate
    20%
  • Unique
    20%
  • Religious
    13%
  • Cliquish
    3%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.49 responses
Poll
59%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Adventist
    67%
  • Diverse
    12%
  • Close-knit and supportive
    9%
  • Diverse and united
    9%
  • Fast-paced
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
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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.
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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.