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In the World#1894 of 14178
In North America#580 of 2629
In the United States#530 of 2528
In Tennessee#11 of 58
In Sewanee#1 of 1

Quick Review

Religion
Protestant Episcopal
Acceptance rate
67%
Average SAT
1245
Average ACT
28
Avg. cost to attend
$34,971 /y
Aid receiving
98%
Undergraduates
1,695
Graduates
73
Male:Female Ratio
49:51
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

The University of the South Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate67%65%68%
Applicants3,5451,5971,948
Admissions2,3651,0431,322
Freshmen enrolled full time438211227

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
176 or 40%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1150
or below

75% of them
had 1340
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in The University of the South are 1150-1340 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
268 or 61%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 25
or below

75% of them
had 30
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in The University of the South are 25-30 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1450 (82%)
Hispanic91 (5%)
Nonresident Alien79 (4%)
Black or African American70 (4%)
Two or more races55 (3%)
Asian22 (1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$34,971/year
Average aid awarded
$25,979
Students receiving aid
98%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$17,277
$30-48K$15,686
$48-75K$24,851
$75-110K$30,313
$110K+$38,820

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$44,784$17,568
Tuition in-state$44,784$17,568
Tuition out-of-state$44,784$17,568
Fee in-district$272$280
Fee in-state$272$280
Fee out-of-state$272$280

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,800
Combined charge for room and board$13,268
Room charge$6,876
Meal charge$6,392

The University of the South Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Economics, General61
Psychology, General45
English Language and Literature, General374
Political Science and Government, General36
Biology & Biological Sciences, General33
History, General27
Divinity & Ministry195
International & Global Studies21
Natural Resources & Conservation, General19
Sustainability Studies16
Creative Writing12
Art History, Criticism and Conservation11
French Language and Literature8
Biochemistry7
Environmental Studies7
Chemistry, General7
American & United States Studies & Civilization6
Anthropology6
Computer Science6
Fine & Studio Arts, General5
Theology & Theological Studies5
Geology & Earth Science, General4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General4
Physics, General3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General3
Neuroscience2
Spanish Language and Literature2
Music, General2
German Language and Literature2
Mathematics, General2
Religion & Religious Studies1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1
Asian Studies & Civilization1
Women's Studies1
Forest Sciences and Biology1
Russian Language and Literature1
Philosophy1
Grand Total389405
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate79%72%86%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%

Publications & Citations

Publications
13,699
Citations
293,107

Publication count by topic

Biology
4,869
Chemistry
1,353
Medicine
1,132
Computer science
755
Psychology
648
Geography
598
Environmental science
566
Materials science
541
Business
477
Mathematics
390
Political science
313
Sociology
244
Engineering
215
Physics
191
History
187
Economics
183
Geology
139
Art
90
Philosophy
89

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Geography3939,717
Biology510138,523
Environmental science51513,854
History717253
Geology8253,872
Philosophy834184
Mathematics83713,029
Political science8571,391
Psychology94214,042
Medicine95326,903
Chemistry97931,746
Sociology10861,626
Physics12314,907
Economics13191,860
Business13531,732
Computer science14615,255
Materials science15277,173
Engineering15422,148
Art154424

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199041354
199155382
199244479
199362538
199458641
199561771
199679945
199776985
19981081153
19991071474
20001131654
20011102001
20021612391
20031762997
20042043456
20052234375
20063155485
20073386113
20083647302
20094428377
201046810361
201145912172
201248114181
201384416451
201470718668
201581720657
201691322378
201788723713
2018104524002
2019135927802
2020152534664

General info

Alternative namesThe University of the South
University of the South
Sewanee
Founded1857
WikipediaSewanee: The University of the South
MottoEcce quam bonum et quam iucundum habitare fratres in unum (Psalm 133)
Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity
Colorspurple, gold
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff737
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address735 University Avenue
Sewanee, Tennessee, 37383-1000
United States
City population2,000
Phone9315981000
Fax+1 (931) 598 3248

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