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
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
International Studies33 Graduates
Political Science and Government29 Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation and Management21 Graduates
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology15 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology13 Graduates
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.35 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.39 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
Sewanee - The University of the South Reviews
My only complaint so far is housing. The dorms are some of the WORST I have seen. My son is sharing a TINY, run down, unairconditioned room with 2 roommates. No AC in the south!! I can’t believe it! All the electrical outlets in his room need to be replaced. He has to tape his fan, TV, frig… into the outlet so that it stays connected. Otherwise, the plug falls from the wall. I think this is a fire hazard. I expected more for $40K. Sadly, the town is so remote, students are forced to live on campus. The school needs to spend some money on housing!