What Makes Us Special

About Sewanee: The University of the South

The University of the South is familiarly known as Sewanee, after the town in Tennessee where the university was founded in 1857. Located on a 13,000-acre mountaintop campus, Sewanee offers a challenging liberal arts curriculum amid architecture recalling Oxford and Cambridge. Sewanee is known for close faculty-student interaction, collaborative learning, and its traditions of honor, community, and respect. Here you will find a strong spirit of community, and an unparalleled intellectual adventure.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% ACT Range For Freshman Class*


* ACT Composite Middle 50% Range: 27-31

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.69

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 53%
Men 47%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 88.1%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2016-17  Help

The comprehensive fee for degree-seeking undergraduates is guaranteed for four years. For students matriculating in Fall 2016, the comprehensive fee is $54,500 (tuition, $42,128; fees, $272; room, $6,270; and board, $5,830).

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 

Tuition and Fees History  Help

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About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 10:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 96%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 269 136 1 0 0

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