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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
670
25th
600
75th
670
25th
560
75th
34
25th
25
75th
28
25th
23
75th
30
25th
25
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,350
Declined 1,841
Total Received 4,191
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Private

1,797

undergraduate students

160

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 1,957
Established in 1857
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Other

Social Networks

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: Rural community

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
32%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
670
25th
600
75th
670
25th
560
75th
34
25th
25
75th
28
25th
23
75th
30
25th
25

Admissions Facts

Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final 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
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Recommended SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,350
Declined 1,841
Total Received 4,191

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Financial Aid

94%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$26,285

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $47,708
Room $7,100
Board $6,600
Additional fees $272
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $62,880
Average Financial Aid - $26,285
Total with Avg. Aid $36,595

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,474,131
State $761,757
Institutional $19,729,425
Other external $272,180
Total $22,237,493

Non-need-based

Federal
State $471,824
Institutional $15,795,421
Other external $253,470
Total $16,520,715
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Equestrian
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, flag football, soccer, table tennis, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature.
Anthropology, General.
Area Studies, Other.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Chemistry, General.
Computer Science.
Creative Writing.
Divinity/Ministry.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Biology.
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/Globalization 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.
Theology/Theological Studies.
Women's 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

1,957

total students

23%

in-state

77%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

1,797
students

Female
52%
928

Male
48%
869

8%

160
students

Female
44%
70

Male
56%
90

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,751
students

Female
52%
906

Male
48%
845

3%

46
students

Female
48%
22

Male
52%
24

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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

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 21
Countries most often represented China
Egypt
Finland
Hungary
Rwanda
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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