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
25%
600-699
61%
500-599
14%
700-800
20%
600-699
48%
500-599
32%
700-800
16%
600-699
44%
500-599
35%
400-499
5%
30-36
56%
24-29
38%
18-23
6%
30-36
19%
24-29
67%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
30-36
35%
24-29
60%
18-23
5%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,971
Declined + 2,247
Total Received 4,218
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Private (nonprofit)

1,702

undergraduate students

76

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Psychology
  3. English
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Codes

SAT 1842
ACT 4024

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Location

School Facts

The University of the South (formerly 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 1,778
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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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.

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

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

 
11 fraternities 70% of male students
 
9 sororities 80% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
36%
Top 1/4
61%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
25%
600-699
61%
500-599
14%
700-800
20%
600-699
48%
500-599
32%
700-800
16%
600-699
44%
500-599
35%
400-499
5%
30-36
56%
24-29
38%
18-23
6%
30-36
19%
24-29
67%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
30-36
35%
24-29
60%
18-23
5%

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

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,971
Declined + 2,247
Total Received 4,218

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

Financial Aid

91%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$34,591

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $44,848
Room $6,675
Board $6,205
Additional fees $272
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $59,200
Average Financial Aid - $34,591
Total with Avg. Aid $24,609

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,509,356
State $935,041
Institutional $20,226,455
Other external $227,061
Total $22,897,913

Non-need-based

Federal
State $434,446
Institutional $9,749,207
Other external $185,970
Total $10,369,623
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
December 1

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
December 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Financial Aid Office

P: 931 598-1312
F: 931 598-3273
finaid@sewanee.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Beth A. Cragar
Associate Dean for Financial Aid
finaid@sewanee.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

Crew, Fencing, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Squash

Club Sports - Women's

Crew, Fencing, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Squash

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Table Tennis

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Athletic Directors

Mark Webb (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Nancy Ladd (women's)
Assistant Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern Athletic Association
Mascot
Tigers
School colors
purple and white

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Psychology
  3. English

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,778

total students

22%

in-state

78%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

1,702
students

Female
53%
899

Male
47%
803

4%

76
students

Female
39%
30

Male
61%
46

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,687
students

Female
53%
889

Male
47%
798

1%

15
students

Female
67%
10

Male
33%
5

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

45%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

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 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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Countries most often represented China
Hungary
Myanmar
Nigeria
Rwanda
Zimbabwe
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Tim Neil
Coordinator of International Student Recruitment
931 598-1436
international@sewanee.edu

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