Southern Adventist University Reviews

  • 14 Reviews
  • Collegedale (TN)
  • Annual Tuition: $23,870
88% of 14 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 14 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 12/16/2019
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health)
"I'm looking at all the nice reviews and asking the question "what school did you attend because the SAD I attended is nothing like you described." There is NO WAY that these reviews are real! SAD is a horrible place. Please don't come the other way!!!! Don't let the so-called "Christian" information on their website fool you. They may be Adventist and they may be Ellen-G-White-ists, but they are not Christian!!!! They are a cult and they are racist!!!! I reported some of staff members and these same racist people were PROMOTED!!! Secondly, girls get raped here all the time but they hold meetings and tell us "not to report it to the police...come to us and we'll handle things." They don't care about the safety of their girls at all. Boys sit in the girls dorm lobby and kiss/fondle them in plane view. Also, the boys sneak into the girls dorm all the time; girls are in danger on this campus. They don't enforce dress codes so girls are free to dress in sexually provocative clothes. Lastly, the classes (biology, psychology, etc) are not professionally taught. These classes have an over the top sexual feel. Street terminology (d*ck, etc) is used in place of correct anatomical names and students are often encouraged to go experiment with their sexuality. This is only the tip of the iceberg. I'm not sure how long my post will stay up but I'm hoping it will stay up long enough to warn potential students to stay as far away from this place as possible. If I can spare some student what I have been through then I will feel I've done my part."
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2019
  • Degree: Accounting
"This school is only good if you're an avid Christian, but beware if you come as any other religion they will try to covert you and force it down your throat. Also do not be fooled by the financial aid department, they hire incompetent students as front desk representatives. They will hang up on you for everything. If you want to talk to anyone you have to go in person and you will be waiting for anywhere from 10-45 minutes. Also forget about even going during your lunch during the week, you will have to go on your own free time. Also even though their hours are posted on the door, most of the advisors are gone an hour before actual closing. So good luck trying to get the answers you need to pay off your student loans, cause you'll have to take off an entire day just to get a simple answer that could've taken a 10 minute phone call on a work break. Also if you are poor and trying to make a better life for yourself it will be hard at this school. Students and professors alike will only pay attention to student that show "promise" meaning that you devote your entire life to school work, even if you're starving. Also DO NOT stay in the dorm or southern village its nothing but a huge money scheme. Four students living in a cramped living space and having to share a room for $600 a month is insane. There are apartments near buy that could save you at least 200-300 dollars a month with less roommates and better animates. This school needs to get it together."
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2018
  • Degree: Business
"WORST school in the face of the planet. This school is extremely racist but what else can you expect from a school located in the middle of Tennessee. The financial services are a joke. They only care about that green cash coming from you. They force you to be in the dorm so they can take out $10,000 from you in your tuition. This school robbed me of my degree. If you are a black African brother like me, go to oakwood or UTC. This school's staff do not show adventist like actions."
Jocelynn Rodriguez
  • Reviewed: 2/5/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Southern Adventist University is a very diverse school with friendly staff and students. People are there to get educated, make life long friends, network, get connected with God, and many are also there to find their marriage partners. I was able to gain my 4 year B.S degree in 3 years! My professors and adviser helped me plan and provided resources and great advice on how to get it done! I enjoyed my 3 years at Southern Adventist University and am greatly appreciative of the education I gained, the life long friends I made and the endless opportunities I had to encounter God and get closer to him."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"It is a small campus filled with faculty that want to help you succeed in your studies. I appreciated the Christian atmosphere and the passion to help the surrounding community. The campus itself is very close to the city of Chattanooga yet seems that it is in its own world out in the woods. I recommend Southern to everyone considering going to college out of California."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"I loved going to Southern. I made lifelong friends. My education prepared me for the real world and life as a teacher. I also loved the spiritual atmosphere around campus and being able to pray before class. Most of the staff are caring and concerned about you as person."
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2015
  • Degree: Graphic Design
"Meet a lot of friends. Supportive professors and environment. Active school."
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Graphic Design
"Had a great experience. Professors are very involved in each students education and push you to excel. Not a party school. Great location with several outdoor activities to participate in."
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"This university gives you a fantastic education. Professors are friendly and most are professional. There is a great spiritual atmosphere as well."
Calandra Coon
  • Reviewed: 2/3/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
"The nursing program at Southern is one of the best around - they prepare you very well for NCLEX and the teachers (for the most part) are accessible and extremely helpful; as well as knowledgeable."
Nicole Hadley
  • Reviewed: 8/21/2013
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"my program is very good. The professors care about the students and meet the needs in the best way possible. There however is not a lot of finanachial aid causing it to cost a lot of money."
Kassie Britton
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Pros: Increased education, increased skills, higher pay, ability to help people, Cons: Time consuming, expense"
carl hayes
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"pros is that it is small and the professors are really supportive. cons the classes can be long and sometimes they move a little too fast."
Tayna Takimoto
  • Reviewed: 10/15/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The instructors are caring and very knowledgeable in what they do."