N/A

Acceptance Rate

$10,325

Avg.Financial Aid

003518

FAFSA Code

About Southern Adventist University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,942

Website

www.southern.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Seventh Day Adventist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Southern Adventist University which is a private, Seventh Day Adventist university, is located in Collegedale, Tennessee. Around 89% of the students are 24 and under at Southern Adventist University. At SAU around 42% are white, 24% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 12% are Asian. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 57% of the students are females and 43% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its many years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Dwight Nelson, Cherie Priest, Mathew Staver, and Clifford Goldstein. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. At SAU, 471 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Location & Contact

Address

4881 Taylor Cir

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4232362000
Fax: 4232361000
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Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. The ranking of a university is an important parameter by which a prospective student can decide whether they wish to take admission or not. Generally, the ranking of a university is considered a great way to gauge its performance on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. The rankings by two well-known publications, US News and Forbes, are considered trustworthy by applicants and academic experts. However, it is to be noted that Southern Adventist University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

N/A

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

FALSE

High School GPA

N/A

Accept Common App

None

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $25. Securing a good score in a standardised test like SAT or ACT improves an applicant’s chances of securing admission. However, Southern Adventist University doesn’t focus much on standardised tests. Interestingly, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370. To gather more information, they can call them at (423) 236-2000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$23,377

Average Annual Cost

$21,100

Books And Supplies

$1,100

Other Fees

$850

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$7,740

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,200

Total One Year Cost

$34,990

Before applying to SAU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $35,915. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($22,520), books and supplies ($1,100), room and boarding ($7,640), and budget for other expenses ($4,250). For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

13:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

76%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

67%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$24

Faculty Overview

49%

Male Professors

51%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

239 Graduates

Biology, General

35 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

24 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

18 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

16 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

15 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

15 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

14 Graduates

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Ps...

13 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

11 Graduates

Social Work

11 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

10 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

10 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

9 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

9 Graduates

History

8 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

8 Graduates

Chemistry

6 Graduates

Journalism

6 Graduates

Mathematics

6 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

6 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences a...

5 Graduates

Computer Science

5 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

5 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

4 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

4 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

4 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

4 Graduates

Marketing

4 Graduates

Music

4 Graduates

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized...

4 Graduates

Building/Construction Finishing, Ma...

3 Graduates

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

3 Graduates

General Sales, Merchandising and Re...

3 Graduates

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fit...

3 Graduates

Psychology, General

3 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

3 Graduates

Communications Technologies/Technic...

2 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

2 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

2 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

2 Graduates

International Business

2 Graduates

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tech...

2 Graduates

Biological and Biomedical Sciences,...

1 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

1 Graduates

Culinary Arts and Related Services

1 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

1 Graduates

Education, Other

1 Graduates

Physics

1 Graduates

Religious Education

1 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,531

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

35%

Full-time

85%

Part-time

15%

Students Gender

Male

42%

US National: 44%

Female

58%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

43% White

0% Unknown

9% Black

24% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

6% Non Resident alien

11% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

1% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

78%

Out Of State

21%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$60,145 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 89% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

89%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$4,440/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,300/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,300/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

N/A

School Colors

N/A

Varsity Athletics Association

N/A

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

6

Sports Club

N/A

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. At SAU, $7,640 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The students at Southern Adventist University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $3,300 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. There are around 43% male and 57% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$33,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$38,500/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$19,500

$31,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$202 - 322

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

98%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,325

Students Receiving Federal Grants

35%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,489

Students Receiving State Aid

17%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,351

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

98%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,019

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$12,339

$30K - $48K

$10,179

$48K - $75K

$7,572

$75K - $110K

$5,857

> $110K

$5,866

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$16,373,394

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$6,414,408

The financial aid department of Southern Adventist University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $4,902, whereas the financial aid is $8,702. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $4,693 and institutional aid worth $8,702. At SAU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $16,373,394 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $6,414,408.

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