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Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, Tennessee

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Overview

Student Population
2,730
Southern Adventist University overview
Location Collegedale, Tennessee
Online southern.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Seventh Day Adventists
Southern Adventist University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Collegedale, Tennessee, Southern Adventist University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Seventh Day Adventists faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,281 prospective students applied, and 1,687 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 493 enrolled in the school.  2,242 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 488 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $22,060 plus fees of $870. Southern Adventist University is ranked 464 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

Southern Adventist University is rated within the top 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Southern Adventist University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
Southern Adventist University overview
SAT 970/1250
ACT 19/27
GPA 3.59
Applications Accepted
74% 
Southern Adventist University overview
Applications Due Jun 30, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$22,060
Costs for Southern Adventist University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$870
Room and Board $8,170
Budget for Other Expenses$4,250
Total One Year Cost$36,550

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$44,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
51% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Southern Adventist University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 36%
Business 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%
Education 7%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221661 IPEDS survey data for Southern Adventist University.

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