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

Report Card

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

About

735 UNIVERSITY AVE
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 27 Rhodes Scholars, 53 Watson Fellows, and dozens of Fulbright Scholars.

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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
60%
SAT Range
1200-1390
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$29,626 / 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
$35,383 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 35 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 39 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 39 responses

Majors

Environment and Sustainability

academic spotlight

A new climate reality is here and everyone, from small non-profits to global wealth management firms, is noticing. Drawing from our 13,000-acre campus and a liberal arts curriculum, students explore sustainability from a range of perspectives. Policy, science, economics, and more are all involved to enable them to shape a more sustainable future everywhere from in the field to in the boardroom.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,724 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
11
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Outdoorsy, work hard, play hard
    35%
  • Work hard, play hard, but actually unlike the rest
    30%
  • Work hard, play hard, you are part of a community
    30%
  • Stressed
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 40 responses
Poll
80%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Beautiful
    48%
  • Community-based
    35%
  • Amazing
    9%
  • Strict
    9%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 21 responses

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