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Southern Adventist University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Collegedale, TN

$22,320

Avg tuition

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About Southern Adventist University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Seventh Day Adventist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Southern Adventist University is a small private university located on a suburban campus in Collegedale, Tennessee. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,400, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 74%. The university offers 121 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 48%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $22,320.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

74% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

82% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

48% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Recommended

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Considered (not required)

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students enrolled

43%

Online student enrollment

13:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

43%

Hispanic

25%

Asian

12%

Black

8%

Two or more races

6%

Non-U.S. Citizen

6%

Unknown

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

58%

Socio-economic diversity

35% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $22,320 $22,320
Graduate $11,880 $11,880

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,100
On-campus room and board $8,240
On-campus other expenses $4,250
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $8,550
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $4,250
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,250

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $35,910 $35,910
Off-campus without family $36,220 $36,220
Off-campus with family $27,670 $27,670

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

83%

State Grant Aid

18%

Institution Grant Aid

99%

Pell Grant

35%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,219
State Grant Aid $5,138
Institution Grant Aid $9,865
Pell Grant Aid $5,154

Financial Outlook

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

$35k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

No information available for this school.

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies

BA

MA

DOC

2

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies

BA

MA

DOC

3

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

4

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

5

Communication, Journalism,