1,702
Students
Financial aid thermometer
34,591
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
46
46%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

The University of the South is a Comprehensive institution located in Sewanee, TN, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN  37383-1000
United States
Contact Ms. Lisa Burns
Associate Dean of Admission
Email: admiss@sewanee.edu
Phone: 931-598-1238
Fax: 931-598-3248

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
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Sustainability Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Economics Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,218
Applied
1,971
Accepted
1,702
Enrolled
47%
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Female Admissions

2,122
Females Applied
1,086
Females Accepted
51%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,096
Males Applied
885
Males Accepted
42%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.73
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st Not reported
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan December 1st Not reported
Transfer April 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 658 620 700
SAT Math 632 590 680
ACT Composite 28 27 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

44,848
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Fees

272
Full-time student fees
12,880
Room & board
6,675
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

34,591
Avg. Financial Aid Package
37,018
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
35,811
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,287
Avg. Loan Aid
14,019
Avg. Grant Aid
28,853
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
91%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
34%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,702
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
78%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.82%
Black or African American 4.63%
White or Caucasian 81.82%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 1.31%
Two or more races 3.15%

Gender

Male (47.18%)
Female (52.82%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 98%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Campus events:
Perpetual Motion (student dance performance), Sewaneroo Music Festival and Sewanee Monologues

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Sewanee Outing Program, Sewanee Outreach, Organization for Cross Cultural Understanding, Alpha Phi Omega (APO) National Service Fraternity and African American Alliance

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
security lighting

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No No No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Division 3 No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Division 3 No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Division 3 No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

242
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 164
Part-time - 78
Male - 127
Female - 115