Sewanee-The University of the South
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,815
Religious affiliation Protestant Episcopal
Students with disability 13%
Student to faculty ratio 10:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,739 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Sewanee-The University of the South is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,423 applications and only 1,930 students were granted admission. Sewanee-The University of the South is at the #42 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Sewanee-The University of the South's tuition was $42,128 for all students regardless of residency (57.2% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 85% of Sewanee-The University of the South's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 15% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,304 (which is 2.2% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Sewanee-The University of the South in 2016-2017, was 162, which is 35% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,171 (which is 12.3% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Sewanee-The University of the South has enrolled a total of 1,815 students (1,791 students full-time and 24 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,815 students, 12 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 48% men and 52% women and 1,731 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 84 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 82%

Hispanic: 5%

Black/African American: 4%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Sewanee-The University of the South.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
English Language And Literature/letters 11% 20
Theology And Religious Vocations 9% 17
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 9% 16
History 9% 16
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 8% 14
Philosophy And Religious Studies 4% 8
Psychology 4% 8
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 3% 6
Mathematics And Statistics 3% 6
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 6

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Sewanee-The University of the South full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Sewanee-The University of the South graduates 6 years after enrollment is $26,900. Last year, out of the total 352 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 282 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 286 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 229 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $26,900 $31,800
Employment Rate 80% 80%
Total Graduates 352 286

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Sewanee-The University of the South.

Covenant College
34.8 mile away
Huntsville Bible College
49.5 mile away
Oakwood University
51.8 mile away
Oxford Graduate School
51.9 mile away
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