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Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%

Southern Adventist University Admissions

Southern Adventist University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 81% of applicants get into Southern Adventist University each year. Last year, 1,619 students applied to Southern Adventist University and 1,312 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Southern Adventist University, the fee for the application costs $25.

Southern Adventist University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Southern Adventist University's admissions stats.

Southern Adventist University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Southern Adventist University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Southern Adventist University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Southern Adventist University?

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

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

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Transferring to Southern Adventist University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Southern Adventist University

Southern Adventist University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Southern Adventist University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Southern Adventist University

What does Southern Adventist University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important

Make sure to check with Southern Adventist University for more information on admission factors.

Southern Adventist University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Southern Adventist University, all applicants must submit the following items. 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)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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

More Information on 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.

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

✅ Southern Adventist University is not test optional.

What is Southern Adventist University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Southern Adventist University is 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Southern Adventist University?

❌ Southern Adventist University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Southern Adventist University?

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Southern Adventist University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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.


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

Southern Adventist University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Southern Adventist University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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