Sewanee: The University of the South

Sewanee: The University of the South

Sewanee, TN
location
Private
type
Rural
setting
52%
48%
student ratio
1,631
total students
$38,428 | $38,428
in-state | out-of-state tuition
February 1
fall application deadline
64%
acceptance rate
Very Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
615
sat math
632
sat reading
621
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.
    • Women's 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sustainability Studies
      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.
    • Forest Sciences and Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resources/Conservation
      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.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • 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

64% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,977
    • Accepted1,926
    • Acceptance Rate64%
    • Enrolled1,631
    • Female Applicants1,624
    • Females Accepted1,123
    • Female Acceptance Rate69%
    • Male Applicants1,353
    • Males Accepted803
    • Male Acceptance Rate59%
  • 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 freshman3.69
  • 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 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan January 15th February 15th --
    • Transfer April 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 632 570 690
    • SAT Math 615 560 670
    • SAT Writing 621 570 670
    • 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 *$38,428
    • Out-of-state tuition *$38,428
    • 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
    • Room and board *$11,050
    • Room only *$5,730
    • * 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 offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,631
    • Male Student Percentage48%
    • Female Student Percentage52%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.76%
    • Black or African American4.76%
    • White or Caucasian82.05%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native%
    • Asian1.86%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.12%
    • Two or more races3.71%
    • Unknown%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.72% representing 24 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students74% 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 Yes
    • Most popular organizations Sewanee Outing Program, Sewanee Outreach, Organization for Cross Cultural Understanding, Alpha Phi Omega (APO) National Service Fraternity, African American Alliance
  • 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 No No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division 3 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
    • 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 3 No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division 3 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
    • 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 Faculty220
    • Full-time Percentage67%
    • Part-time Percentage33%
    • Female Percentage41%
    • Male Percentage59%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 1,624 students to 159 faculty

Location & Contact

735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000

Ms.Lisa Burns

Associate Dean of Admission

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


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