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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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About Sewanee - The University of the South...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Athletic Association
Address
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383
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, 47 Watson Fellows, and dozens of Fulbright Scholars.

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

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
47%
SAT Range
1140-1320
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$34,001/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,670/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,738/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,343/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,819/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,868/ year
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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
1,687Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
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  • 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 College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $40,600/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    77%
    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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    Sewanee - The University of the South Reviews

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    I am in love with this school. Sewanee has a strong academically focused culture with a small class size and many fun opportunities. Because it is so small I am able to easily become close to my teachers and peers. With the breathtaking architecture of the buildings and the beautiful scenery that comes with living on top of a mountain, attending class feels like a dream. I am able to meet people from all over the world and learn from all different cultures and opinions. I will never stop appreciating the history behind each building, and finding out new things everyday. Even while focusing on my academics I am able to keep up with my religious practices because of the beautiful chapel service held every Sunday. I will forever believe that Sewanee is the most underrated school in America.
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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.