The University of the South

Sewanee, TN

The University of the South

Sewanee, TN

Tuition & Fees

$47,980

$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%
700-800
16%
600-699
44%
500-599
35%
400-499
5%
30-36
53%
24-29
32%
18-23
12%
12-17
3%
30-36
14%
24-29
61%
18-23
18%
12-17
7%
30-36
34%
24-29
48%
18-23
16%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,365
Declined + 1,180
Total Received 3,545
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Private (nonprofit)

1,695

undergraduate students

73

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 1,768
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

 
12 fraternities 60% of male students
 
10 sororities 74% of female students
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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

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%
700-800
16%
600-699
44%
500-599
35%
400-499
5%
30-36
53%
24-29
32%
18-23
12%
12-17
3%
30-36
14%
24-29
61%
18-23
18%
12-17
7%
30-36
34%
24-29
48%
18-23
16%
12-17
2%

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 or ACT Recommended
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

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

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

83%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$37,115.00

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 - $37,115
Total with Avg. Aid $25,765

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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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
diving
equestrian sports
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
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 Directors

Mark Webb (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Tracey Braden (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
Finance
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
Neuroscience
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

1,768

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 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
81%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

76%

Transfer applicants accepted

39%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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 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 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

International Student Contact

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

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