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The University of the South

Sewanee, TN, USA
4.13 Average Rating

Sewanee, The University of the South, is a 4-year liberal arts college in south central Tennessee. Operated by the dioceses of the Episcopal Church, Sewanee offers bachelor’s degrees in 36 academic majors. In addition, Swanee holds a partnership with Yale University allowing students to conduct research for a semester at the Ivy League institution in Connecticut. For musically inclined students, the Sewanee University Choir performs weekly at services in All Saints’ Chapel and holds numerous recitals throughout the year.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Protestant Episcopal
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
47%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020
Other January 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
17%
Out-Of-State Students
78%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
1,778
Total Number of Undergrads
1,702
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
60%
20-39 Students
38%
0
100
74%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
78%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$27,544
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$42,978
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$42,978
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,880
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
83%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
17%
Average Aid Per Year
$23,449
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
17%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,219
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$21,707

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
34%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,538
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$203
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
90
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
98%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Tigers
School Colors
Purple/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southern Athletic Association

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Nashville
Atlanta
Chattanooga
Washington
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
61%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$51,700
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What Students Are Saying

4.13 Average Rating
The University of the South is essentially a big community. You will make lots of friends, you will have a lot of fun at frat parties, there is plenty of opportunity for community service and leadership positions in various clubs. Also, the Sewanee Domain is 13,000 acres big and contains over 50 miles of trails, and the Sewanee Outing Program takes groups hiking, canoeing, and caving regularly.
Daniel from Cowan, TN
The community based approach that the University of the South makes, is fantastic. 13,000 acres of open opportunities. The fun awaits your arrival.
David from Little Rock, AR
sewanee is a beautiful place that becomes a home away from home for every student that attends. we are a family, and we pride ourselves on academic rigor, active students and campus life, and plenty of opportunities to make your mark on the world. we thrive on the best and the brightest, and if you give us your all, we will give it right back and then some. this place will make you who you were meant to be.
Chelsea from Columbus, GA

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