The University of the South

735 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN
Christian college

The University of the South rankings and awards

Questions and Answers about The University of the South

Grace H.
6 months ago
Does The University of the South have a public chart of credits that transfer from IB, CLEP, or AP courses?
Lena P.
8 months ago
Is there a dress code at Sewanee?
Lena P.
8 months ago
What type of Greek is available at Sewanee?
Ayat A.
9 months ago
Does Sewanee meet the full cost of attendance for tuition depending on a students Fasfa ?
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9 months ago
How much does the writing portion of the ACT matter when applying to Sewanee?
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10 months ago
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Majors offered at The University of the South

Biggest majors
English Language and Literature, General
Psychology, General

Academics at The University of the South

Student Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Less Selective (65% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for The University of the South Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
The University of the South Students3%12%78%10%0%1%0%
All College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%0%
Gender breakdown
The University of the South Students
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for The University of the South students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Executive Director118k
Attorney / Lawyer102k
Business Development Manager76k
Development Officer68k
Financial Analyst66k
High School Teacher43k
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization38k
Based on 2,114 student responses
53.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
105.6kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
57%in High-Meaning careers
17%in STEM careers

Net price of attending The University of the South

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Student reviews of The University of the South

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Beautiful campus
Welcoming student body
Close-knit community
Accessible and helpful professors
Helpful career services
Ye Chan Choi
Music + 1 other



Very safe and peaceful campus. Challenging academics and great professors.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Please bring a car as you can't get anywhere without one.

Lillian Hammen
Hiking And Backpacking
Art + 3 others



I chose Sewanee for a lot of reasons--the easy access to the great outdoors, the quality of the programs, the sense of community, the physical beauty of the campus, and so on--but the two things that became the most important to me were the relationships I was able to establish with others and the benefits of a liberal arts education. I made friends I still meet with them online every month, and I am still in contact with several of my favorite professors. (You definitely get to know them--I did an independent study with two of my friends that met at a professor's house). Additionally, the fact that I had to take classes in many different disciplines has made it much easier for me to comprehend the thinking of other people; it makes it easier to interact, and I can discuss a wide variety of topics. Sewanee places a great deal of emphasis on writing as well, and that has more than fully equipped me for my future career and academic endeavors. The class sizes were small (the biggest I took was 52 people; the smallest had 3. 15-25 was more typical). There are plenty of clubs and organizations to pick from. All the same, if I had to choose again, I would choose Sewanee a hundred times over.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

This is not a school for easy A's, the party/drinking/hookup culture is real (though there are plenty of people who don't participate), the school is physically very isolated (the town has 1 stoplight--and it's flashing yellow in one direction and flashing red in the other), and the dorms & buildings are wildly different in quality (I had a single with a private bathroom one year but also didn't have air condition three of the years there).

Anna Vickrey



I think the small community Sewanee provides allows students to make friends easily and build good relationships with different social groups and professors on campus. Campus life is very active, and there are many opportunities for students to find jobs and internships through organizations.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I think the school isn’t very diverse, and our Greek life organizations aren’t all as accepting as they should be.

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