The University of the South

Sewanee, TN

The University of the South

Sewanee, TN

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Tuition & Fees

$47,980

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
50%
500-599
31%
400-499
3%
700-800
14%
600-699
49%
500-599
31%
400-499
6%
30-36
34%
24-29
48%
18-23
16%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,365
Declined 1,180
Total Received 3,545
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Private

1,695

undergraduate students

73

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,768
Established in 1857
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Episcopal

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

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Chattanooga
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Chattanooga Metropolitan

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
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Sewanee Outing Program
  • Office of Civic Engagement
  • Organization for Cross Cultural Understanding
  • Alpha Phi Omega (APO) National Service Fraternity
  • Black Student Union

Top Events

  • Perpetual Motion (student dance performance)
  • Sewaneroo Music Festival
  • Sewanee Monologues
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • LiveSafe App

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
32%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
86%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
50%
500-599
31%
400-499
3%
700-800
14%
600-699
49%
500-599
31%
400-499
6%
30-36
34%
24-29
48%
18-23
16%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline February 1
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,365
Declined 1,180
Total Received 3,545

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
class rank
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Not Considered

racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 22
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $47,708
Room & board $13,700
Additional fees $272
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,350
Total $64,230
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

crew, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, rugby, squash, tennis

Club Sports - Women's

crew, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, rugby, squash, tennis

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Table tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Forest Sciences and Biology
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Mathematics, General
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Sustainability Studies
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

1,768

total students

21%

in-state

79%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

1,695
students

Female
51%
867

Male
49%
828

4%

73
students

Female
40%
29

Male
60%
44

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,671
students

Female
52%
855

Male
48%
816

2%

24
students

Female
50%
12

Male
50%
12

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 88%
Student 4 year graduation rate 72%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

15

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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