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Tuition & Fees

$38,700

$38,700

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,926
Declined + 1,051
Total Received 2,977
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1  :  10

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. English
  2. Psychology
  3. Economics
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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 1,714
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)

1,631

undergraduate students

83

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
41%
500-599
30%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
15%
600-699
48%
500-599
32%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
15%
600-699
50%
500-599
29%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
57%
24-29
35%
18-23
7%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
19%
24-29
67%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
33%
24-29
60%
18-23
7%
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.

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 58% of male students
 
9 sororities 56% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
35%
Top 1/4
68%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
41%
500-599
30%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
15%
600-699
48%
500-599
32%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
15%
600-699
50%
500-599
29%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
57%
24-29
35%
18-23
7%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
19%
24-29
67%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
33%
24-29
60%
18-23
7%
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 Required of some

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,926
Declined + 1,051
Total Received 2,977

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
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

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

Cost

Tuition $38,428
Room $5,730
Board $5,320
Additional fees $272
Books & supplies $900
Total $50,650
Average Financial Aid - $31,602
Total with Avg. Aid $19,048

Financial Aid

96%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$31,602

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,537,893
State $957,719
Institutional $17,647,697
Other external $208,776
Total $20,352,085

Non-need-based

Federal
State $524,231
Institutional $5,192,964
Other external $249,315
Total $5,966,510

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
Art History
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Classical Languages
Computer Science
Economics
English
Environmental Biology
Environmental Studies
Fine Arts
Forest Sciences/Biology
French
Geology
German
Greek
History
International/Global Studies
Latin
Mathematics
Medieval Studies
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Music
Natural Resources/Conservation
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian
Spanish
Sustainability Studies
Theatre Arts
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

95%

1,631
students

Female
52%
840

Male
48%
791

Graduate

5%

83
students

Female
45%
37

Male
55%
46

undergraduateFull-time

99%

1,620
students

Female
52%
834

Male
48%
786

undergraduatePart-time

1%

11
students

Female
55%
6

Male
45%
5

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

42%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

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 All
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

  • 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 24
Countries most often represented China
Honduras
Hungary
Nigeria
Rwanda
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Forbes Mann
Coordinator of International Student Recruitment
931 598-1436
international@sewanee.edu

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