Sewanee-The University Of The South

735 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383-1000
Tel: (931)598-1000
Private not-for-profit | 1,557 students
Known simply as “Sewanee” by its students, faculty, staff and friends, the University offers an unmatched educational experience that is characterized by serious intellectual engagement between its teachers and students. The Sewanee experience truly prepares its students for lives of integrity, achievement and service.

School Overview:

Sewanee-The University Of The South
CountyFranklin County, TN
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
143 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,557 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,529 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
28 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,478 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
79 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted59%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)590-690450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)580-660460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)570-660440-570
ACT English (25-75%)26-3319-25
ACT Math (25-75%)25-2918-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)7-86-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)26-3020-25

School Notes:

  • The heart of Sewanee is its academic life. Finding friends, growing spiritually, and building leadership skills in organizations and on athletic teams also comprise the Sewanee experience, but classes define the rhythm of each week. At Sewanee, small classes with plenty of collaborative work, discussion, and frequent writing assignments are common. "It is a small, intimate community with a clear sense of purpose, coherent values, and a collegial atmosphere"
  • Sewanee's curriculum challenges while it educates. The high expectations placed on students are balanced with the faculty's commitment to personal attention and encouragement. Regardless of their major, Sewanee students develop the ability to research, analyze, solve problems, and express themselves.
  • The university offers thirty-eight majors, twenty-six minors, two concentrations and seven pre-professional programs.
  • Our alumni always speak fondly of their Sewanee “experience,” and at the core of this experience is a top quality education. Each year, the University is consistently ranked among the nation’s very best liberal arts colleges as a direct result of the care and devotion of faculty who work closely with their students to yield an unmatched educational experience. Since its founding, the College of Arts and Sciences at the University has graduated 25 Rhodes Scholars, 34 Watson Fellows, and 25 NCAA Postgraduate Scholars, while the institution’s School of Theology has added to its alumni ranks countless bishops, including three of the last four presiding bishops of the Episcopal Church.
  • The University is located atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sewanee’s physical environment, which includes a 10,000-acre campus, provides an unparalleled place in which to study and reflect, and has, over its history, become a meeting place for some of America’s most respected literary figures.
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