Southern Adventist University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4200 of 14,131 In the World
#1187 of 2,597 In North America
#1113 of 2,496 In the United States
#24 of 56 In Tennessee

Quick Review

Religion
Seventh Day Adventist
Acceptance rate
74%
Average SAT
1110
Average ACT
23
Avg. cost to attend
$24,491 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,384
Graduates
346
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
southern.edu

Southern Adventist University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 74% 73% 75%
Applicants 2,281 926 1,355
Admissions 1,687 675 1,012
Freshmen enrolled full time 488 212 276
Freshmen enrolled part time 5 1 4

1,056 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

123 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
196 or 40%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 970
or below

75% of them
had 1250
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Southern Adventist University are 970-1250 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
352 or 71%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 27
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Southern Adventist University are 19-27 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1214 (45%)
Hispanic 634 (23%)
Asian 309 (11%)
Black or African American 230 (8%)
Two or more races 170 (6%)
Nonresident Alien 154 (6%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 17 (0.6%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$24,491/year
Average aid awarded
$11,992
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $18,262
$30-48K $20,683
$48-75K $23,091
$75-110K $26,824
$110K+ $28,363

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $22,060$11,700
Tuition in-state $22,060$11,700
Tuition out-of-state $22,060$11,700
Fee in-district $870
Fee in-state $870
Fee out-of-state $870

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,600
Combined charge for room and board $8,170
Room charge $4,720
Meal charge $3,450

Southern Adventist University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 77 77
Social Work 9 34
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 35 4
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 1 23
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 23
Biomedical Sciences, General 21
Business Administration and Management, General 3 16
Elementary Education and Teaching 18
Accounting 3 9 2
Chemistry, General 14
Computer Science 13
Theology & Theological Studies 13
Clinical Psychology 7 5
Finance, General 8 2
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 8
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 4 4
Physical Therapy & Therapist 8
Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse & Nursing 7
English Language and Literature, General 6
Nursing Administration 6
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 6
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 5
Graphic Design 5
History, General 5
Management Science 5
Psychology, General 5
Public Relations & Image Management 5
School Psychology 5
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 5
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 4
Adult Health Nurse & Nursing 3
Construction Management, General 3
Critical Care Nursing 3
Dental Hygiene & Hygienist 3
Family Systems 3
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 3
Mathematics, General 3
Music, General 3
Religion & Religious Studies 3
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 3
Art Therapy & Therapist 2
Bible & Biblical Studies 2
Biochemistry 2
Building & Property Maintenance 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 2
Culinary Arts & Chef Training 2
Education, Other 2
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 2
International Business & Trade & Commerce 2
International & Globalization Studies 2
Missions & Missionary Studies 2
Photography 2
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other 2
Public & Applied History 2
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 2
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 2
Advertising 1
Archeology 1
Art & Art Studies, General 1
Automobile & Automotive Mechanics Technology & Technician 1
Broadcast Journalism 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 1
Commercial and Advertising Art 1
Engineering, General 1
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 1
French Language and Literature 1
Health Services Administration 1
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 1
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 1
Journalism, Other 1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Music Performance, General 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1
Physics, General 1
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 1
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 1
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies & Technicians, Other 1
Grand Total 116 352 120 10
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 53% 49% 56%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 75%

Publications & Citations

Publications
155
Citations
985

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
48 / 189
Medicine
38 / 463
Psychology
23 / 163
Physics
22 / 57
Business
13 / 62
Biology
12 / 253
Atomic and Molecular physics
11 / 38
Computer Science
11 / 55
Political Science
11 / 44
Chemistry
10 / 22
Sociology
10 / 9
Quantum and Particle physics
9 / 19
Demography
8 / 38
Nursing
8 / 16
Gerontology
7 / 57
Communications and Public Relations
7 / 103
Art & Design
7 / 4
History
7 / 10
Health Science
6 / 6
Social Psychology
6 / 10
Engineering
6 / 199
Environmental Science
6 / 33
Art History
6 / 0
Management
5 / 0
Mathematics
5 / 1
Law
5 / 6
Archaeology
5 / 10
Computational Chemistry
4 / 11
Performing arts
4 / 0
Math Teachers
4 / 0
Economics
4 / 1
Education Majors
4 / 0
Zoology
4 / 2
Clinical Psychology
4 / 21
Psychiatry
4 / 73
Social Work
4 / 46
Nutrition and Food Science
3 / 0
Theoretical Physics
3 / 3
Anatomy and Physiology
3 / 13
Public Health
3 / 11

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
2000 5 2
2001 6 7
2002 1 8
2003 3 21
2004 7 19
2005 14 27
2006 7 45
2007 5 40
2008 5 62
2009 9 57
2010 7 64
2011 5 72
2012 8 62
2013 14 56
2014 22 81
2015 15 75
2016 7 67
2017 8 67
2018 8 59
2019 8 55
2020 12 66
2021 5 76

Notable alumni

  1. Ronald Numbers

    Ronald Numbers
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Enrolled in Southern Adventist University
    Studied in 1963
    Occupations
    university teacherhistorian
    Biography

    Ronald Leslie Numbers is an American historian of science. He was awarded the 2008 George Sarton Medal by the History of Science Society for "a lifetime of exceptional scholarly achievement by a distinguished scholar".

  2. Mathew Staver

    Mathew Staver
    Occupations
    pastorlawyer
    Biography

    Mathew D. "Mat" Staver is an American lawyer and former pastor of Seventh-day Adventist and Protestant churches who became a Southern Baptist. He is a former dean of Liberty University's law school. In 1989, he founded the nonprofit organization Liberty Counsel, where he serves as chairman. ProPublica called him "a leading Christian legal theorist."

  3. George A. Williams

    George A. Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1864-1946 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    George Arthur Williams was a 20th-century politician who served as the 18th lieutenant governor of Nebraska from 1925 to 1931.

General info

Founded 1892
Motto Power for Mind and Soul
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 453
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 4881 Taylor Cir
Collegedale, Tennessee, 37315-0370
United States
City population 11,000
Phone 4232362000
Fax +1 (423) 236 1800

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