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Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, Tennessee

Campus of Southern Adventist University

Located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, Southern Adventist University is an institution that offers quality education in a spiritual environment. We’re known for our welcoming spirit, our beautiful, green campus, and most importantly, our commitment to preparing students for a life of Christian service. At Southern, you will acquire power for mind, soul, and body.

Power for Mind

For the past nine years, Southern has received a top tier ranking from the U.S. News and World Report. We’ve grown to offer more than 80 undergraduate programs and nine master’s programs to our 3,000 students. Yet we maintain a small campus feel with a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Southern’s committed to student success; we work closely with students to ensure they meet their academic goals. Our caring professors are more than qualified and ready to assist you in anything you need. And if you decide to attend Southern, through SmartStart, the first class you take as an undergraduate student will be free.

Students attending chapelPower for Soul

It’s common to find students spontaneously praying or participating in an impromptu worship session on our campus. There are so many ways to grow in your faith, it’s easy to find one that will help you draw closer to Christ throughout the school year.

Enjoy the spiritual adventure of joining the 70-130 student missionaries Southern sends around the world each year, or make a difference closer to our Southern home. Through student-led outreach ministries, you can match your talents with a ministry that cares for the elderly, feeds the homeless, or witnesses to the community. You can also get involved in one of our many on-campus small groups.

And with 29 Adventist churches in the area, there are plenty of options for finding the right church family for you.

Students participating in a spin class

Power for Body

There’s plenty of space to engage in recreational activities on our 1,000-acre campus. Whether biking the Biology Trail, climbing the Goliath Wall, or exploring the cave on campus, there’s always something for the adventurous. Southern also offers an excellent intramurals program in which more than half of the student body participates. Intramurals offer students the opportunity to build amazing friendships while playing the sports they love.

If you enjoy a regular workout, in the Hulsey Wellness Center you’ll have access to 100 workout stations along with fitness rooms, walking tracks, an indoor pool, and a climbing wall. Southern’s the perfect place to develop a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Apply FREE online to Southern Adventist University or visit our website for more information.