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Sewanee - The University of the South
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  • 4 Year
  • SEWANEE, TN

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Report Card

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade C

About

735 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
SEWANEE, TN 37383
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Athletic Association
From Sewanee - The University of the South

The University of the South, familiarly known as Sewanee, was founded in 1857 and comprises a nationally recognized College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a distinguished School of Theology, and a School of Letters. Located on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau on 13,000 acres used both as outdoor laboratory and for recreation, Sewanee enrolls 1,700 undergraduates. The university remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community. The result of such individualized education is clear: Sewanee has produced 26 Rhodes Scholars, 49 Watson Fellows, and dozens of Fulbright Scholars.

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Sewanee - The University of the South Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
1150-1340
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$34,971 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,979 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 35 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 35 responses

Majors

Finance

Finance majors at Sewanee develop the knowledge and skills necessary to examine how individuals, businesses, and governments make financial decisions. The major is rooted in a robust foundation in economics, the discipline from which finance emerged. Students complete core courses in economics, corporate finance, investments, security analysis, and ethics. Check out Finance at Sewanee.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,671 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
24
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Work hard, play hard, but actually unlike the rest
    38%
  • Outdoorsy, work hard, play hard
    31%
  • Work hard, play hard, you are part of a community
    25%
  • Stressed
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 36 responses
Poll
78%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Beautiful
    47%
  • Community-based
    32%
  • Amazing
    11%
  • Strict
    11%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
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

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