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Sewanee: University of the South
Sewanee, TN
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,731
   Women 911 (52.6%)
   Men 820 (47.4%)
Graduate Students 84
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 44% of 4,423 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.69
SAT Math 618 average
570-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 631 average
590-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $57,450
  Tuition and Fees $42,400
  Room and Board $12,100
Average Percent of Need Met 91%
Average Freshman Award $34,638
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 160
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 50% of classes
20-29 students: 36% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Sewanee Population 2,311
Nearest Metropolitan Area Chattanooga
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 99% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Tiger
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
4.4% Black/African-American
5.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.5% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students 2.9% from 26 countries
First-Year Students Returning 88.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 79.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported