Southern Adventist University: Narrative Description

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PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370
Tel: (423)238-2111; 800-768-8437; Admissions: (423)238-2843; Fax: (423)238-3005; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent Seventh-day Adventist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1892. Setting: 1,000-acre small town campus with easy access to Chattanooga. Endowment: $20.1 million. Research spending 2002-03: $23,040. Educational spending 2002-03: $7315 per student. Total enrollment: 2,377. Faculty: 193 (123 full-time, 70 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,252 applied, 76% were admitted. 4 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 1,796 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 453 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 55 other countries, 70% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 8% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 10% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 77% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $17,800 includes full-time tuition ($12,990), mandatory fees ($420), and college room and board ($4390). College room only: $2390. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $550 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $210 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Association, Black Christian Union, Campus Ministries. Major annual events: SA Welcome-Back Party, SA Mid-Winter Party, Strawberry Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,458 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. McKee Library with 144,846 books, 451,365 microform titles, 14,458 serials, 5,045 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.1 million. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Collegedale is located 18 miles east of Chattanooga where the recreation areas of the TVA lake system are within 10 miles. There are residence halls for the students; part-time employment opportunities are available.

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