Sewanee - The University of the South is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Sewanee, Tennessee, which is a predominantly rural area. The school maintains a Protestant Episcopal Church affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Sewanee - The University of the South has an annual student enrollment of over a thousand.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- English Language And Literature
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Social Sciences
- Theology And Religious Vocations
Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Either the SAT or ACT exam can be taken in order to apply to Sewanee - The University of the South. Scores between 26 to 30 on the ACT or 1700 to 2000 on the SAT are required to greatly increase the chance of admission. Roughly 60% of all applicant were admitted at Sewanee - The University of the South, with 24% of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at admission.sewanee.edu.
The cost of tuition is nearly $36,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. School housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is estimated to be $5,300. Some students at Sewanee - The University of the South may qualify for financial aid, which is typically offered as scholarships, grants, and loans.
Sewanee - The University of the South offers several athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
To see a full list of areas of study, programs, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.sewanee.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give an overview of the candidates Sewanee accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Sewanee – The University of the South is around 1,800 students. The student body is made up of 95% undergraduate students and 26% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $36,000-$44,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- For part-time students, charges are between $1,300-$1,600 per unit
- Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||85%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||85%||$20,461|
|Receiving Student Loans||37%||$5,823|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Sewanee – The University of the South may provide services to students like:
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
- Day care
With a very high graduation rate of around 78%, Sewanee – The University of the South is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||76%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Theology (Ministry) Program
- * Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (since 1958)
Sewanee – The University of the South is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (368)
- Basketball (368)
- Track and Field (368)
- Field Hockey
- Football (368)
- Swimming and Diving
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Sewanee – The University of the South by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Sewanee – The University of the South for official up-to-date information.