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Tuition

$36,556

$36,556

not including room and board

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,980
Declined + 1,389
Total Received 3,369
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1  :  10

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. English
  2. Economics
  3. History
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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 1,557
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)

1,478

undergraduate students

79

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
23%
600-699
47%
500-599
27%
400-499
2%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
13%
600-699
55%
500-599
29%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
16%
600-699
46%
500-599
33%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
36%
24-29
61%
18-23
3%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
51%
24-29
41%
18-23
8%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
20%
24-29
65%
18-23
14%
12-17
1%
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). School operates transportation to local airports.

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 71% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
34%
Top 1/4
65%
Top 1/2
93%
Bottom 1/2
7%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
23%
600-699
47%
500-599
27%
400-499
2%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
13%
600-699
55%
500-599
29%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
16%
600-699
46%
500-599
33%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
36%
24-29
61%
18-23
3%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
51%
24-29
41%
18-23
8%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
20%
24-29
65%
18-23
14%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
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 Recommended

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

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

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,980
Declined + 1,389
Total Received 3,369

Admissions Contact

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

Cost

Tuition $35,484
Room $5,302
Board $4,912
Additional fees $272
Books & supplies $800
Total $46,770
Average Financial Aid - $29,202
Total with Avg. Aid $17,568

Financial Aid

94%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$29,202

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,321,817
State $864,280
Institutional $13,415,941
Other external $595,338
Total $16,197,376

Non-need-based

Federal $1,400
State $367,000
Institutional $4,186,720
Other external $597,270
Total $5,152,390

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%

1,478
students

Female
52%
767

Male
48%
711

Graduate

5%

79
students

Female
46%
36

Male
54%
43

undergraduateFull-time

98%

1,455
students

Female
52%
752

Male
48%
703

undergraduatePart-time

2%

23
students

Female
66%
15

Male
34%
8

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
83%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

50%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

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 Not Required/Recommended
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

Not Reported

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
Republic Of Korea
Rwanda
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Lisa Burns
Associate Director of Admissions
800 522-2234
lwburns@sewanee.edu

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