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Southern Adventist University Admission Requirements

Collegedale, Tennessee

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Chances of getting into Southern Adventist University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
74%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Adventist University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Southern Adventist University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Southern Adventist University is 74%.  It ranks #25 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Southern Adventist University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,687 out of 2,281 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 61 percent (SAT 970/1250 ACT 19/27). Southern Adventist University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.59. 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Southern Adventist University application fee is $25 and applications are due by Jun 30.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Southern Adventist University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

Southern Adventist University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
970-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for Southern Adventist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Southern Adventist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1110

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Southern Adventist University?

Southern Adventist University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. Southern Adventist University ranks #14 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern Adventist University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1250 and Above Good >84%
1110 to 1250 Avg + 74%-84%
970 to 1110 Avg - 60%-74%
830 to 970 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 830 Low <44%
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Southern Adventist University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for Southern Adventist University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Southern Adventist University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Southern Adventist University?

Admission data indicates that Southern Adventist University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Adventist University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern Adventist University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >84%
23 to 27 Avg + 74%-84%
19 to 23 Avg - 60%-74%
15 to 19 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 15 Low <44%
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Southern Adventist University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.59
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Southern Adventist University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Southern Adventist University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southern Adventist University was 3.59 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Southern Adventist University accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Applying

Admission Statistics

Southern Adventist University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,355 926 2,281
Accepted 1,012 675 1,687
Acceptance Rate 75% 73% 74%
Enrolled 280 213 493
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 32% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 30, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 30, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Southern Adventist University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern Adventist University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Southern Adventist University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Southern Adventist University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Southern Adventist University?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Southern Adventist University. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Southern Adventist University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1250. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Southern Adventist University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 27. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.