Sewanee: University of the South

Sewanee, TN

Website: www.sewanee.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,702
Undergraduate
Students
(52.8%) 899 Women
(47.2%) 803 Men
76
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
47% of 4,218 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.73
SAT Math
632 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
658 average
620-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
27-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$60,950
Tuition and Fees
$45,120
Room and Board
$12,880
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Freshman Award
$37,018
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$26,772
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
164
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
80% of women participate
Fraternities
70% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
4.8% Black/African-American
6.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.5% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
3.1% from 27 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.0%
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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 Not Reported
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
47% of 4,218 applicants were admitted
Women
51% of 2,122 applicants were admitted
Men
42% of 2,096 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
448 (23%) of 1,971 admitted students enrolled
Women
236 (22%) of 1,086 admitted students enrolled
Men
212 (24%) of 885 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
64% of 180 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
58% of 2556 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
809
Students Accepting Wait List Position
107
Students Admitted From Wait List
15

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.73
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
632 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
20%
Score of 600 - 700
48%
Score of 500 - 600
32%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
658 average
620-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
25%
Score of 600 - 700
61%
Score of 500 - 600
14%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
27-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
35%
Score of 24 - 29
60%
Score of 18 - 23
5%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 36%
Top quarter: 61%
Top half: 88%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$60,950
Tuition and Fees
$45,120
Room and Board
$12,880
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$1,750
Payment Plans
Installment plan

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 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
330 (73.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
248 (75.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
248 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
87 (35.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Award
$37,018
Need-Based Gift
Received by 243 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,211
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 188 (75.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,701
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 63 (25.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
158 (35.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,415

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,013 (60.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
806 (79.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
806 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
273 (33.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
91%
Average Award
$34,591
Need-Based Gift
Received by 786 (97.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,853
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 603 (74.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,757
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 186 (23.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
641 (38.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,019

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
40%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$26,772
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
$1,634
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
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Interdisciplinary studies, Psychology
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
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
164
Part-Time Faculty
78
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
65%
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
1,088,182
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 Sacred Theology, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • English
  • Theology
  • Writing

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
2%
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
security lighting

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  
Cross-Country Running 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  
Cross-Country Running 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  
Cross-Country Running 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
80% of women participate
Fraternities
70% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,702
Women
899 (52.8%)
Men
803 (47.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,687
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
4.8% Black/African-American
6.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.5% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
3.1% from 27 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
76

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
87.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
76.9%
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
12.0%
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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