Southern Adventist University

687 reviews
  1. Collegedale, TN
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A+
Southern Adventist University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Adventist
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
4881 Taylor Cir
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
38%
SAT Range
920-1180
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$21,110/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,297/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,275/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,667/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,974/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,618/ year

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
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,252Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    35%
  • Compassionate
    26%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Religious
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
61%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Adventist
    65%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Close-knit and supportive
    12%
  • Diverse and united
    8%

After Southern Adventist University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses

Reviews

687 reviews
  • Excellent
    125
  • Very Good
    266
  • Average
    215
  • Poor
    38
  • Terrible
    43
I loved my experience at Southern. I found that most of my professors cared about me on a personal level and worked toward incorporating Christian principles and perspectives into the simplest of subjects--which is ideally what you're looking for when enrolling at an Adventist university. The workload may seem like a lot at times (it is college), but handling it is all about time management. Once I learned to prioritize and schedule classes, sleeping, eating, exercising, extracurricular activities, and socialization properly (yes, all those things will affect how you perceive the difficulty/ease of the academics), I found the perfect balance and I had time to do some of everything. Southern doesn't make it impossible to excel academically but they will challenge you and push you to learn. There will be projects, research papers, presentation, and even study tours to help you along the way. Take advantage of them all and learn as much as you can!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Feb 18 2014
At Southern, we don't have any Varsity Sports but we do have Intramurals. When I heard that Southern didn't have varsity sports, I was very bummed out and felt that they should have varsity sports. Once I was involved with Intramurals, it got me thinking and I realized that we didn't need varsity sports because we have so much involvement in intramurals. There is so much fan support that it feels like we are a part of a varsity team! I love the sports program at Southern and I think that intramurals involves everyone instead of a small group of people.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
I think the intramurals in Southern is a huge part of campus life. I first thought that no one would really want to participate in any sports, but surprisingly, a lot of students participated in the sports and also, there were a lot of fans/students supporting the ones that are playing in the field.

The athletic facilities in Southern are REALLY nice. I was surprised by how nice it was for both athletic and non-athletic students. It's free for the university students so I enjoy going there all the time and get my workout done.

I LOVE IT!
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago