Sewanee: University of the South

Sewanee, TN

Website: www.sewanee.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,698
Undergraduate
Students
(51.4%) 873 Women
(48.6%) 825 Men
87
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
65% of 3,465 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
590-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
646 average
610-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
25-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$62,690
Tuition and Fees
$46,472
Room and Board
$13,268
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$35,088
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,976
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
168
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 50% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Sewanee Population
2,311
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chattanooga
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
98% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Tiger
Sororities
64% of women participate
Fraternities
56% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
4.8% Black/African-American
5.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.2% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
3.4% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
77.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.6%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 1 2
History 1 2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Recommended March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
735 University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000
Phone
(931) 598-1238
Fax
(931) 598-1145
E-mail
admiss@sewanee.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
65% of 3,465 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 1,898 applicants were admitted
Men
65% of 1,567 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
448 (20%) of 2,258 admitted students enrolled
Women
247 (20%) of 1,246 admitted students enrolled
Men
230 (23%) of 1,012 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
86% of 166 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
83% of 1,871 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
513
Students Accepting Wait List Position
101
Students Admitted From Wait List
9

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
47%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
590-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
23%
Score of 600 - 700
46%
Score of 500 - 600
28%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
646 average
610-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
27%
Score of 600 - 700
53%
Score of 500 - 600
18%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
25-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
40%
Score of 24 - 29
47%
Score of 18 - 23
12%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 30%
Top quarter: 61%
Top half: 92%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$62,690
Tuition and Fees
$46,472
Room and Board
$13,268
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$1,750
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003534
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
337 (73.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
238 (75.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
238 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
85 (35.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$35,088
Need-Based Gift
Received by 236 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,262
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 171 (75.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,888
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 64 (25.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
222 (35.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,708

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,019 (60.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
786 (77.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
785 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
252 (33.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$35,337
Need-Based Gift
Received by 774 (97.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,514
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 546 (74.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,850
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 170 (23.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
730 (38.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,348

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
43%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,976
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,639
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • 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
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Psychology, English, Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
168
Part-Time Faculty
69
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
67%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 50% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
10-19 students: 100% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,102,906
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
150
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Theology

Master's Programs of Study

  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Ministry

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Theology

Location and Setting


Sewanee Population
2,311
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chattanooga
Campus Size
13,000 acres

Weather

Temperature
28 average low in January, 86.4 average high in September
Rain
121 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Monteagle
Nearest Train Station
150 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta, Ga.

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
98% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x      
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Equestrian Sports x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
crew, fencing, ice hockey, rugby, squash
Men's Club Sports
crew, fencing, ice hockey, rugby, squash

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, table tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, sewanee outing program, sewanee outreach, organization for cross cultural understanding, alpha phi omega (apo) national service fraternity, african american alliance
Sororities
64% of women participate
Fraternities
56% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,698
Women
873 (51.4%)
Men
825 (48.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,678
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
4.8% Black/African-American
5.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.2% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
3.4% from 22 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
87

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
89.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
77.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
83.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
77.3%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Average Starting Salary
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.6%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 4%
Engineering 1%
Law 6%
Theology 3%
Arts and Sciences 14%
Medicine 3%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Education 3%

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