PO Box 370 Collegedale, TN 37315 423-236-2844
/www.southern.edu/ admissions@southern.edu
About Southern Adventist University
  • Year of Foundation 1892
  • Size of Campus 1,000 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Seventh-day Adventist
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,390
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 54%, 46%, 69%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $17,534
  • Room and Board $5,786
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 603
Welcome to Southern Adventist University! People tell me that Southern is a special place and they can tell the difference immediately. We have a distinctly spiritual environment. Our students create this special environment. Many go a step further than just the requirements, connecting in spontaneous groups for prayer and Bible study, leading out in ministry and community service events, and participating as student missionaries and task force workers.In 1892, Professor George Colcord and his wife, Ada, started Graysville Academy in Graysville, Tennessee. Twenty-three students enrolled that first year. In November 1897, the school's name was changed to Southern Industrial School, and in 1901, it was changed again to Southern Training School. In 1915, the women's dorm burned. While no lives were lost, school officials decided to move, and the following year, the school board bought a piece of property called Thatcher Switch and named it Collegedale.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Sigma Theta Tau International; Phi Alpha Theta; Beta Beta Beta; Psi Chi; Lambda Pi Eta; Phi Delta Kappa; Theta Alpha Kappa; National Collegiate Foreign Language
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Collegiate Adventist Theological Society; Student Ministerial Association
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Adventist Muslim Relations Club, Black Christian Union
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 0
  • Setting Rural
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Strawberry Festival
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Atlanta (130), Chattanooga (18)
  • Distance to nearest train Atlanta (120)
  • Distance to nearest bus Chattanooga (25)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 21%
  • Number of students using college housing 65%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (48%), men's dorms (44%), apartments for married students (8%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 28
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 95%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 21%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
Campus Services
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 6,382
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Museums Lincoln museum and tracker organ
  • Number Of Microforms 476,838
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Library Facilities Lincoln/Civil War collection, Religion center collection
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 18,429
  • Computer Courses No
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 2,000
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Books in Library 153,283
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
Student Employment and Career
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Health systems
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, resume assistance, alumni network
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 3,000
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 55%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 50%
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural