Southern Adventist University

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Southern Adventist University can be found in Collegedale, TN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around three thousand students enrolled each year at Southern Adventist University.

Most of the students admitted to Southern Adventist University had an SAT score in the range of 1380 to 1770, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 20 to 25. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Southern Adventist University average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.45 for accepted students. 39% of all those students that apply are granted admission to Southern Adventist University, from which 55 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Southern Adventist University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Southern Adventist University was reported as 38.5% in Fall 2013 with over 2,300 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1380 - 1770
  • ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Southern Adventist University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Southern Adventist University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Southern Adventist University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 71.0%
  • 2010-2011: 80.4%
  • 2011-2012: 49.3%
  • 2012-2013: 45.5%
  • 2013-2014: 38.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 49.5%

How Does Southern Adventist University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Southern Adventist University is forty-four percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Tennessee Temple University78.4%
Lee University91.7%
Covenant College57.0%
Bryan College-Dayton37.9%
Tennessee Wesleyan College71.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Southern Adventist University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 600
Math450 - 580
Writing460 - 590
Total Score1380 - 1770
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math18 - 24
Composite Score20 - 25
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