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Tuition & Fees

$45,120

$45,120

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
56%
500-599
24%
400-499
4%
700-800
16%
600-699
46%
500-599
33%
400-499
5%
700-800
16%
600-699
44%
500-599
35%
400-499
5%
30-36
54%
24-29
40%
18-23
6%
12-17
0
30-36
20%
24-29
68%
18-23
10%
12-17
2%
30-36
36%
24-29
59%
18-23
5%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,930
Declined + 2,493
Total Received 4,423
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Private (nonprofit)

1,731

undergraduate students

84

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. English
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1842
ACT 4024

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School Facts

Sewanee: 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 1,815
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)

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
99%
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

 
11 fraternities 70% of male students
 
9 sororities 80% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
33%
Top 1/4
63%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
56%
500-599
24%
400-499
4%
700-800
16%
600-699
46%
500-599
33%
400-499
5%
700-800
16%
600-699
44%
500-599
35%
400-499
5%
30-36
54%
24-29
40%
18-23
6%
12-17
0
30-36
20%
24-29
68%
18-23
10%
12-17
2%
30-36
36%
24-29
59%
18-23
5%
12-17
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 Recommended

Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,930
Declined + 2,493
Total Received 4,423

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

Cost

Tuition $44,848
Room $6,675
Board $6,205
Additional fees $272
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $59,200
Average Financial Aid - $33,055
Total with Avg. Aid $26,145

Financial Aid

93%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$33,055

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,503,521
State $875,677
Institutional $19,055,144
Other external $299,988
Total $21,734,330

Non-need-based

Federal
State $430,445
Institutional $8,152,420
Other external $374,577
Total $8,957,442

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
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
Art History
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Classical Languages
Computer Science
Economics
English
Environment/Sustainability
Environmental Arts/Humanities
Forestry
French/French Studies
Geology
German/German Studies
Greek
History
International/Global Studies
Latin
Mathematics
Medieval Studies
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Music
Natural Resources/the Environment
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Religion
Russian
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

95%

1,731
students

Female
53%
911

Male
47%
820

Graduate

5%

84
students

Female
40%
34

Male
60%
50

undergraduateFull-time

99%

1,718
students

Female
53%
904

Male
47%
814

undergraduatePart-time

1%

13
students

Female
54%
7

Male
46%
6

Student Break-down

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

Transfer Admissions

31%

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 Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 15

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
  • 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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 26
Countries most often represented China
Hungary
Myanmar
Nigeria
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Danielle Larsen
Coordinator of International Student Recruitment
931 598-1436
international@sewanee.edu

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