Southern Adventist University provides an experience that I truly believe can not be replicated at any other university. Although the school itself moves at a fairly leisurely pace, bigger cities such as Chattanooga, Nashville, and Atlanta are all within a 2-hours drive. Students often drive to one of these cities for exciting weekend trips. Also, the school is so small (4,000 students) that it's easy to meet a lot of people and create great friendships.The best thing about Southern is that it provides a strong foundation for life. In reality, people can't just drink and party and barely slide by. Southern teaches students to become responsible adults. Since I've begun attending Southern, I've realized that even without the world's standard idea of fun, I can still have a fantastic college experience.