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Southern Adventist University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Southern Adventist University, the fee for the application is $25.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Southern Adventist University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Southern Adventist University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not even considered
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Considering Applying Early to Southern Adventist University?

Southern Adventist University does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Southern Adventist University

Getting into Southern Adventist University is moderately difficult. Southern Adventist University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Southern Adventist University accepted 81% of students, around 1,312 of the 1,619 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Southern Adventist University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Southern Adventist University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Southern Adventist University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Southern Adventist University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Southern Adventist University must submit the following items. Double check with Southern Adventist University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5 2.25
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Southern Adventist University?

Students admitted to Southern Adventist University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

Southern Adventist University doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Southern Adventist University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Transferring to Southern Adventist University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Southern Adventist University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Southern Adventist University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Winter Term - Summer Term

Southern Adventist University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Southern Adventist University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Southern Adventist University.

Does Southern Adventist University accept transfer credits?

Southern Adventist University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Southern Adventist University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Southern Adventist University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Southern Adventist University?

Southern Adventist University is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Southern Adventist University's acceptance rate?

Southern Adventist University's acceptance rate is 81%.

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Southern Adventist University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

81%

How hard is it to get into Southern Adventist University? Southern Adventist University is a somewhat selective institution. The Southern Adventist University acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.

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Southern Adventist University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southern Adventist University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southern Adventist University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Southern Adventist University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.59

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Southern Adventist University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.59. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,834

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

81%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$21,950

Out-of-State

$21,950

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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