The University of the South

Sewanee, TN

The University of the South

Sewanee, TN

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Tuition & Fees

$47,980

not including housing and food

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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

Founded in 1857, the University of the South 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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
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

Application fee $0
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-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

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

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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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Financial Aid

94%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$26,285

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $47,708
Housing $7,100
Food $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 yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Equestrian yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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. yes
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Area Studies, Other. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Computer Science. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Divinity/Ministry. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
Environmental Biology. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Forest Sciences and Biology. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
History, General. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Latin Language and Literature. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Medieval and Renaissance Studies. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music, General. yes
Natural Resources/Conservation, General. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Russian Language and Literature. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Sustainability Studies. yes
Theology/Theological Studies. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

9%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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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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