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Founded in 1857, Sewanee-The University of the South. is a Private college. Located in Tennessee, which is a city setting in Tennessee, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 1,731 full time undergraduate students, and 84 full time graduate students.
The Sewanee-The University of the South Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 174 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Sewanee-The University of the South include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,11% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
93% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 65% were in the top quarter, and 34% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Sewanee-The University of the South.
31 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.
25 Students rated off-campus housing 1.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
32 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
32 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.
32 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.
32 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.
31 Students rated local services 3.1 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.
32 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
11 Students rated Sewanee-The University of the South
Campus is small but I love the university.
Sewanee has my heart and soul. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else and having the same experiences and relationships with friends, faculty, and staff. There are plenty of opportunities for students to work, play, and be healthy. The miles and miles of trails, the welcoming community, and the traditions are some of what makes Sewanee so great. YSR!
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Overall I think Sewanee is a great school. There's a lot of things to do for fun if you like outdoors stuff but other than that there really isn't much. The closest cities to Sewanee are about an hour away. The academics are really awesome, however, and I've never had a negative experience in a class or with a professor.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Sewanee-The University of the South is 43%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I would tell a student to go with their gut. Visit a school as many times as you need to figure out where you fit best. Trust that everything will all work out. Once you are attending a college make the most of it. Explore extracurricular activities and take advantage of all your college has to offer. Sign up for clubs and make friends. Don't just focus on grades, those are important, but so is having a true college experience.
As culturally open as it is, it still is not as open as it should be.
School that balances schoolwork with having fun without sacrificing the true values of education, friendship, and motivation associated with all liberal arts colleges.
Sewanee is best known for its beautiful campus and weekend fraternities and sororities' parties.
lack of diversity and tolerance of others.
My classmates are wonderful people who I interact with on a daily basis. We all have a great time and can pick each other up if the need arises.
Since I am atheater major, I have a lot of demonstrative classmates, and it is interesting to see each students' personality evolve through the year.
Sewanee has unique traditions, truly caring professors, beauitful gothic arcitecture, and thought provoking classroom experinces. It is situated on the Cumberland plateau in Southeastern Tennessee on 12,00 acres. No other school would have allowed me to have the opportunities to get involved that Sewanee has: outing program to borrow hiking, repelling, caving equipment; study aborad programs, volunteer organizations, encouragement to start my own community groups, shape school policies, join a Greek organization, play varsity, club and intramural sports. The University of the South is an undiscovered gem.
I wish I had understood how many students follow the "work hard, play hard philosophy." I was never pressured to party or drink and did not spend my high school years doing such activities. It definitley shocked me at first, but no one really cared if I was drinking water or beer. Also, iIwas hesitant at first about applying because the school is very unique and strange on paper. The visit made all of the difference for me. The University of the South is definitely a school you need to experience to truly understand the feeling of the place.
People who love big cities and do not enjoy being in a rural town would not enjoy Sewanee. Those who do not like doing outdoor activities would probably also not enjoy the extra curricular activities that Sewanee has to offer. If shopping and stores are important to a person, Sewanee would not be the place to attend college.
Over my two and a half years at Sewanee I have enjoyed and bragged about a great many things to past friends and family, some being it's fantastic social life, the teacher and students relationships, and the people I have met and have grown to know. But the thing I brag about most is the natural beauty Sewanee has to offer. Both on and off campus I have been amazed by the natural beauty Sewanee has been able to maintain. The school has done an amazing job working with the surrounding envrionment to keep it clean and prestine.
A person desiring a small, liberal arts college campus should take a look at Sewanee. A person who does not mind being away from the main artery of a city, and appreciates natural beauty should take a look at Sewanee as it is secluded on its' own mountain. While definitely not a requirement (because I'm not one) someone who enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, rafting would most certainly enjoy what Sewanee has to offer.
I think Sewanee brings out the best in people. The students administer a 100-year-old honor system. Many of them work in 20 community service groups. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church, welcomes all faith traditions, and encourages discussion of ethical questions in class. Sewanee classes are small, so that there is close contact with faculty—and plenty of faculty support. Class discussions at Sewanee benefit from a tradition of active student participation.
Sewanee’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate academic honor society, was founded more than 8- years ago. Sewanee has sent 25 Rhodes Scholars to Oxford—a record exceeded by only 15 other institutions. About 55 percent of Sewanee graduates go on to earn advanced degrees.
I am an alumnus of Sewanee and serve on the Board of Trustees as an alumni representative. I loved my time at Sewanee and feel it prepared me well for the rest of my life. I go back often, which is a great source of pleasure to me.
At Sewanee there is an emphasis on learning to write well, in the environment that is home to the Sewanee Review, the nation’s oldest continuously published literary quarterly. Almost half of the students study or travel abroad and return to share their experiences on campus.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
85% of students
attending Sewanee-The University of the South receive some sort of financial aid.
15% were awarded federal grants.
While 35% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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