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- Party SceneC-
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeB-
Southern Adventist is a private, Christian university located in Collegedale, Tennessee in the Chattanooga Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,139 undergraduate students. The Southern Adventist acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Elementary Education. Graduating 52% of students, Southern Adventist alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,100.
Southern Adventist University Rankings
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Southern Adventist Admissions
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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 Science29 Graduates
Elementary Education24 Graduates
Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine22 Graduates
Theological and Ministerial Studies20 Graduates
Cinematography and Video Production17 Graduates
Religious Studies17 Graduates
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 would recommend Southern to anyone who is planning to attend college. This is the best place you could ever imagine to be. I got enrolled for online class this semester meaning that I did not get on campus but the people are so caring that I can't wait to study on campus. I contact the staff members daily via email and zoom but I feel like I've known them for years. I am international student from Ethiopia and English is not my first language but they tend to understand me a lot. They are very welcoming regardless of your personality. I got on virtual tour and the campus is so beautiful. The professors and advisors are caring and loving too. The school is well organized. If you are facing any difficulty there are people praying for you so you won't feel the burden alone. Above all your spiritual life will grow. So I love everything about Southern Adventist University!
Southern Adventist University is a great school! If you're looking for a university that is diverse with friendly Christian students, Southern is the place to be! With the university being on the smaller-side, you'll be sure to not have more one on one help from your professors, but you'll be sure to make life-long friends in the process.
Most students come to Southern Adventist University earnestly seeking, or at least expecting, to grow their relationship with God. I was that way. Southern does offer many ways to worship, however, they have a requirement for students to show up to a certain amount of secular worship services. This is one issue I personally have with Southern. Southern has an underlying agenda in these "cultural services" where they force you to listen to a one-sided political discussion. I believe that each student should be left to make their own decisions on where they stand, especially freshmen, who are still developing mentally. In my opinion, Southern should focus more on assisting students on their journey of spiritual, mental, and physical growth rather than trying to direct them.