University of the South: Statistics

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#277 of 2,597 In North America
#246 of 2,496 In the United States
#5 of 56 In Tennessee
#119 of 1,080 For Entomology
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Quick Review

Religion
Protestant Episcopal
Acceptance rate
56%
Average SAT
1250
Average ACT
28
Avg. cost to attend
$36,244 /y
Aid receiving
96%
Undergraduates
1,716
Graduates
84
Male:Female Ratio
47:53
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
new.sewanee.edu

University of the South Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 56% 53% 58%
Applicants 4,191 1,970 2,221
Admissions 2,350 1,052 1,298
Freshmen enrolled full time 488 218 270
Freshmen enrolled part time 2 1 1

1,268 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

243 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
196 or 40%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1160
or below

75% of them
had 1340
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of the South are 1160-1340 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
300 or 62%
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

White 1469 (82%)
Hispanic 100 (6%)
Black or African American 78 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 77 (4%)
Two or more races 52 (3%)
Asian 22 (1%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$36,244/year
Average aid awarded
$26,739
Students receiving aid
96%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $23,567
$30-48K $23,671
$48-75K $28,660
$75-110K $30,325
$110K+ $39,437

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $47,708$17,963
Tuition in-state $47,708$17,963
Tuition out-of-state $47,708$17,963
Fee in-district $272$280
Fee in-state $272$280
Fee out-of-state $272$280

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,800
Combined charge for room and board $13,700
Room charge $7,100
Meal charge $6,600

University of the South Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Economics, General 61
English Language and Literature, General 43 7
International & Globalization Studies 37
Psychology, General 35
Political Science and Government, General 34
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 32
History, General 27
Divinity & Ministry 15 9
Biochemistry 12
Mathematics, General 12
Sustainability Studies 11
Natural Resources & Conservation, General 11
Theology & Theological Studies 11
Environmental Studies 10
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 10
Computer Science 9
Anthropology, General 8
Chemistry, General 8
Physics, General 7
Fine & Studio Arts, General 6
French Language and Literature 6
Creative Writing 6
Neuroscience 5
Spanish Language and Literature 5
Music, General 5
Forest Sciences and Biology 5
Philosophy 5
American & United States Studies & Civilization 4
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 4
Geology & Earth Science, General 4
Religion & Religious Studies 3
Women's Studies 1
German Language and Literature 1
Russian Language and Literature 1
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 1
Grand Total 423 39 9
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 80% 75% 85%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%

Publications & Citations

Publications
13,392
Citations
289,592

Publication / Citation count by topic

Biology
4,460 / 121,073
Environmental Science
3,072 / 90,101
Medicine
2,341 / 52,287
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,060 / 29,088
Chemistry
1,710 / 45,038
Ecology
1,646 / 60,890
Engineering
1,299 / 24,952
Physics
953 / 22,618
Computer Science
884 / 16,364
Business
871 / 14,469
Demography
732 / 18,671
Psychology
675 / 18,102
Zoology
672 / 14,402
Geography and Cartography
634 / 11,293
Botany
607 / 24,723
Materials Science
554 / 8,135
Mathematics
493 / 12,223
Economics
462 / 2,948
Biochemistry
460 / 16,408
Agricultural Science
387 / 8,435
Genetics
356 / 13,971
Animal Science
342 / 5,500
Political Science
324 / 1,638
Sociology
308 / 1,764
Evolutionary Biology
289 / 7,651
Anatomy and Physiology
273 / 6,989
Environmental Chemistry
271 / 10,709
Art & Design
259 / 1,139
Nutrition and Food Science
231 / 5,837
Environmental Management
215 / 6,047
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
214 / 3,861
Health Science
214 / 2,959
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
192 / 2,006
Microbiology
190 / 7,008
Public Health
182 / 4,666
History
181 / 627
Healthcare Management (MHA)
169 / 1,197
Virology
163 / 6,519
Biophysics
162 / 4,545
Molecular Biology
146 / 4,348

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 91 611
1992 68 762
1993 93 862
1994 95 947
1995 89 1155
1996 117 1403
1997 102 1453
1998 136 1813
1999 133 2008
2000 123 2346
2001 108 2526
2002 146 2879
2003 173 3543
2004 209 4136
2005 222 4838
2006 304 6028
2007 332 6658
2008 399 7962
2009 474 8928
2010 493 10958
2011 481 12848
2012 673 14917
2013 901 17337
2014 742 19935
2015 855 21846
2016 963 24195
2017 937 25494
2018 1153 26736
2019 1486 30989
2020 1754 41078
2021 1913 50037

University of the South alumni

  1. Anson Mount

    Anson Mount
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actoractorfilm producer
    Biography

    Anson Adams Mount IV is an American actor. He is known for his television roles as fictional character Cullen Bohannon in the AMC western drama series Hell on Wheels, as Jim Steele on the short-lived NBC series Conviction, as the Marvel Comics superhero Black Bolt in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) media franchise, appearing in Marvel's Inhumans and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and as Captain Christopher Pike in season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery, a role which he is set to reprise in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. He also starred opposite Britney Spears in the coming of age film Crossroads (2002). He is a member of the Board of Directors of METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence).

  2. Jon Meacham

    Jon Meacham
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    journalisthistorianbiographereditor-in-chief
    Biography

    Jon Ellis Meacham is an American writer, reviewer, historian and presidential biographer who is serving as the current Canon Historian of the Washington National Cathedral. A former executive editor and executive vice president at Random House, he is a contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, a contributing editor to Time magazine, and a former editor-in-chief of Newsweek. He is the author of several books. He won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. He holds the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Endowed Chair in American Presidency at Vanderbilt University.

  3. Howard Baker

    Howard Baker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2014 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerdiplomat
    Biography

    Howard Henry Baker Jr. was an American politician and diplomat who served as a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1967 to 1985. During his tenure, he rose to the rank of Senate Minority Leader and then Senate Majority Leader. A member of the Republican Party, Baker was the first Republican to be elected to the US Senate in Tennessee since the Reconstruction era.

  4. Edmund Kirby Smith

    Edmund Kirby Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1824-1893 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    military officerbotanistslaveholder
    Biography

    General Edmund Kirby Smith was a senior officer of the Confederate States Army who commanded the Trans-Mississippi Department (comprising Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, western Louisiana, Arizona Territory and the Indian Territory) from 1863 to 1865. Prior to the American Civil War, Smith served as an officer of the United States Army.

General info

Alternative names The University of the South
University of the South
Sewanee
Founded 1857
Motto Ecce 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
Colors purple, gold
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 712
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 735 University Avenue
Sewanee, Tennessee, 37383-1000
United States
City population 3,000
Phone 9315981000
Fax +1 (931) 598 3248

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