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Tuition & Fees

$37,100

$37,100

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,980
Declined + 1,305
Total Received 3,285
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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1  :  11

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. English
  2. Economics
  3. International/global Studies
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School Facts

The University of the South, founded in 1857, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 13,000-acre campus is located in Sewanee, 45 miles from Chattanooga.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,701
Established in 1857
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Episcopal (Anglican)
Accredited by •  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 1842
ACT 4924

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

1,620

undergraduate students

81

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
49%
500-599
29%
400-499
3%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
10%
600-699
47%
500-599
38%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
15%
600-699
44%
500-599
36%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
29%
24-29
65%
18-23
6%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
51%
24-29
37%
18-23
12%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
18%
24-29
68%
18-23
14%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Sewanee, TN

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Sewanee, TN

13,000-acre, rural campus in Sewanee (population: 2,311), 45 miles from Chattanooga. Major airport serves Nashville (90 miles); smaller airport serves Chattanooga; bus serves Monteagle (five miles).

Sewanee: The University of the South
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
98%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
12 fraternities 67% of male students
 
9 sororities 72% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
42%
Top 1/4
72%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
49%
500-599
29%
400-499
3%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
10%
600-699
47%
500-599
38%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
15%
600-699
44%
500-599
36%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
29%
24-29
65%
18-23
6%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
51%
24-29
37%
18-23
12%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
18%
24-29
68%
18-23
14%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,980
Declined + 1,305
Total Received 3,285

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Lee Ann Afton
Dean of Admission
P: 800 522-2234
F: 931 598-3248
admiss@sewanee.edu

Cost

Tuition $36,828
Room $5,500
Board $5,100
Additional fees $272
Books & supplies $900
Total $48,600
Average Financial Aid - $28,423
Total with Avg. Aid $20,177

Financial Aid

91%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$28,423

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,391,376
State $927,840
Institutional $13,748,653
Other external $414,025
Total $16,481,894

Non-need-based

Federal
State $428,315
Institutional $4,855,475
Other external $247,514
Total $5,531,304

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
equestrian sports
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track (indoor)
track (outdoor)
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern Athletic Association (Division III)
Mascot
Tigers
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Anthropology
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Classical Languages
Computer Science/Mathematics
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
Fine Art History
Fine Arts
Forestry
French
French Studies
Geology
German
Greek
History
International/Global Studies
Latin
Mathematics
Medieval Studies
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian
Spanish
Theatre Arts/Speech
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Undergraduate

95%

1,620
students

Female
51%
821

Male
49%
799

Graduate

5%

81
students

Female
47%
38

Male
53%
43

undergraduateFull-time

98%

1,602
students

Female
51%
811

Male
49%
791

undergraduatePart-time

2%

18
students

Female
56%
10

Male
44%
8

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 23
Countries most often represented China
Germany
Hungary
Kenya
Rwanda
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jessica Hardy
Senior Assistant Director
800 522-2234
jdhardy@sewanee.edu

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