Sewanee - University of the South Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

McClurg Hall at Sewanee: The University of the South
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Sewanee Admissions Overview:

Students applying to Sewanee do not need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT--students can submit these scores if they'd like, but it's not a requirement. Students are required to submit an application to Sewanee through the Common Application--which can save time and money for applicants applying to multiple schools that use that application. With an acceptance rate of 44%, the school is fairly selective--successful applicants generally have good grades, a well-rounded academic background, and a strong application.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Sewanee Description:

Sewanee: The University of the South, stands on a 13,000 acre campus on the Cumberland Plateau between Chattanooga and Nashville in Tennessee. A small college, Sewanee's liberal arts curriculum places students first. Every class at Sewanee is taught be a professor, not grad students, and the university boasts an 11 to 1 student faculty / ratio. Average class size is 18 in the first year, 13 in later years. Sewanee has produced 25 Rhodes Scholars, a remarkable number for a school of about 1,500 students. English is particularly strong, and the university is home to The Sewanee Review and Sewanee Writers Conference. In athletics, popular sports include football, lacrosse, soccer, softball, track and field, and tennis.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,815 (1,731 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

Sewanee Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 84%
    • Loans: 35%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,168
    • Loans: $5,405

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Economics, English, Global Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 15%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 79%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 82%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Cheerleading

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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