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Sewanee: The University of the South

  • Sewanee, TN
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 51%49%
    student ratio
  • 1,620
    total students
  • $36,828 | $36,828
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 60%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 620
    sat math
  • 630
    sat reading
  • 620
    sat writing
  • 28
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • European Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Ancient/Classical Greek
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Forestry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resources Management and Policy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

60% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,285
    • Accepted1,980
    • Acceptance Rate60%
    • Enrolled1,620
    • Female Applicants1,736
    • Females Accepted1,106
    • Female Acceptance Rate63%
    • Male Applicants1,549
    • Males Accepted874
    • Male Acceptance Rate56%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.62
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st March 17th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 17th December 17th --
    • Other early decision plan January 2nd February 8th --
    • Transfer April 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 630 580 670
    • SAT Math 620 560 650
    • SAT Writing 620 570 670
    • ACT Composite 28 26 30
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$36,828
    • Out-of-state tuition *$36,828
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$272.00
    • Room and board *$10,600.00
    • Room only *$5,500.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredYes
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,620
    • Male Student Percentage49%
    • Female Student Percentage51%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.94%
    • Black or African American4.74%
    • White or Caucasian82.41%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native%
    • Asian1.91%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.06%
    • Two or more races3.87%
    • Unknown%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.08% representing 23 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students76% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 98%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Sewanee Outing Program, Community Service Council, Student Activities Programming Board, student radio station, BACCHUS (alcohol and drug education)
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other security lighting

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash No Division C No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Squash No No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty186
    • Full-time Percentage77%
    • Part-time Percentage23%
    • Female Percentage41%
    • Male Percentage59%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 1,594 students to 148 faculty

Location & Contact

735 University Avenue
TN 37383-1000

Ms.Lee Backlund

Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Phone: 931-598-1238
Fax: 931-598-3248
Email: admiss@sewanee.edu



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