397 reviews
  1. Sewanee, TN
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Sewanee - The University of the South is ...
Private not-for-profit, Episcopal
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Athletic Association
Address
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383

Sewanee - The University of the South Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Scores Range
1140-1320
ACT Scores Range
26-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Sewanee - The University of the South

Cost

Net Price
$25,414/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,107/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,205/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,857/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,154/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,211/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
39%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,620Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Outdoorsy, work hard, play hard
    36%
  • Work hard, play hard, but actually unlike the rest
    36%
  • Work hard, play hard, you are part of a community
    29%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
71%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.34 responses
Poll
82%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    53%
  • Community-based
    35%
  • Amazing
    12%

After Sewanee - The University of the South

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses

Sewanee - The University of the South Reviews

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The university grounds are always kept incredibly pristine. The building's collegiate gothic architectural style is beautiful and well maintained. The food there was wonderful, the campus cafeteria put meticulous effort into preparing each meal. The academic side of university of the south is where they excel. The former graduates of the university are well educated and prepared for their career field. The athletics are less than satisfactory however; because the university is so goal oriented towards educating students. Partying at the university is not great because the students are less focused on social affairs. Overall The University of the South is a perfect place to go to college if your goal and life are built around education. I personally love this school, but if you are the sort of person who enjoys less of the scholar side I would not recommend it to you.
Professors are always there for you, whatever you need. Strong community of people, great opportunities on campus and off, especially post-graduation. Very small class sizes that are mostly discussion based -- you must go to class and be prepared! If you're into anything outdoorsy, you will find somewhere to do it here. I like to tell people you have to want to come here to come here. We're all big granola people and love it together.
The thing that I love most about my school, and the reason that I chose it over the other 3 I considered -- there is an extremely strong sense of community student-student, professor-student, community members-community members. Due to the small class size (average is 12 - 14), professors and students form strong relationships that lead to excellently written and personalized letters of recommendation and other resources. Furthermore, professors and students are able to interact outside of the classroom since most professors live in or around Sewanee, including professors inviting students over to their homes for a home cooked meal. The general education requirement allows students to come in thinking they are interested in one thing, and realize that they are totally interested in another, and the switch between intended majors is simple. The bonds you make at Sewanee will follow you throughout your life, especially with the strong alumni network. In the words of poet William Alexander Percy, "it is so beautiful that people who have once been there always, one way or another, come back. For such as can detect apple green in an evening sky, it is Arcadia -- not the one that never used to be, but the one that many people always live in; only this one can be shared."