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Sewanee: The University of the South

When you pass through the gates of our campus, something happens. Because it's not a campus. Not exactly. It's so much more than a campus that we had to come up with new words for it. The University of the South otherwise known as Sewanee is consistently ranked in the top 50 Liberal Art Colleges & Universities from U.S. News & World Report, Sewanee was also on the separate list of “High School Counselors Top Picks” (four years in a row!) and the “Best Value Schools” list. Sewanee also ranked 2nd in Tennessee in "Best Colleges for your Money" by Money Magazine.


College of Arts & Sciences: 1,750 undergraduate students from 45 states and the District of Columbia, with over 60 international students from over 30 countries.

The School of Letters: 70 graduate students from 18 states and the District of Columbia in summers-only MA and MFA programs in English and Creative Writing.

The School of Theology: 148 graduate students in year-round and summer programs; M.Div. Students represent 39 dioceses.


36 majors, 43 minors, and 15 special programs, along with pre-professional programs in business, health/medicine, education, engineering, and law.

Sewanee has produced 26 Rhodes Scholars, 46 Watson Fellows, 32 NCAA Postgraduate Scholars, and dozens of Fulbright Scholars.

Graduate school acceptance rates: business 90-95%; law 90-95%; medicine 80-85% (national average is 42%)

Student-faculty ratio 10:1

Average class size: 17


96 percent of undergraduate students live on campus.

The Domain: 13,000-acres of forests, bluffs, meadows, lakes, and caves is a significant research and recreational resource for students and faculty.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Sewanee is expanding its financial aid program to meet the full need of admitted students who qualify for financial aid, starting with first-time first-year students who arrive in fall 2020. Learn more:

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Total Tuition $45,120.00

School Information

Calendar: Semester
Locale: Rural: Distant
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation: Protestant Episcopal
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Common name(s): Sewanee | The University of the South | University of the South

Students & Faculty

Total Faculty
Student/Fac Ratio

* All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of December 2018


SAT Scores:
Math: 590–690, Reading: 610–700
(25th-75th percentile)
ACT Scores:
(25th-75th percentile)

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.

Other Requirements:
Admissions Test Scores?
Neither required nor recommended
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?

Degrees & Programs

Certificate Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Area Studies, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Biology
Environmental Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Forest Sciences and Biology
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Mathematics, General
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Sustainability Studies
Theology/Theological Studies
Women's Studies

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