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The University of the South Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

1,536 Students

47% Admitted

  • 1,778 full time
  • 34 part time
  • 704 men full time
  • 798 women full time
  • 2,920 applied
  • 1,793 admitted
  • 433 enrolled

1,702 Undergraduates

$42,128 Tuition/Year

  • 81 Graduates
  • 23 Non-Degree
  • $42,128 in state
  • $272 fees
  • $12,880 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Protestant Episcopal
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Southeast Rural area, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Daniel from Cowan, TN
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  • The University of the South is essentially a big community. You will make lots of friends, you will have a lot of fun at frat parties, there is plenty of…

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  • catfish
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  • The academic opportunities offered are great, although there is far more of a party culture than I had expected. The small, isolated campus of 13,000 acres really only lends outdoor…

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  • Chelsea from Columbus, GA
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  • sewanee is a beautiful place that becomes a home away from home for every student that attends. we are a family, and we pride ourselves on academic rigor, active students…

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Mission Statement

The University of the South is an institution of the Episcopal Church dedicated to the increase of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom, pursued in close community and in full freedom of inquiry, and enlightened by Christian faith in the Anglican tradition, to the end that students may be prepared to search for truth, seek justice for all, preserve liberty under law, and serve God and humanity.

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to the development of the whole person through a liberal arts education of exceptional quality. Outstanding students work in close contact with distinguished faculty in a demanding course of humane and scientific study that prepares them for lives of high achievement. Providing rich opportunities for leadership and spiritual growth while grounding its community on a pledge of honor, Sewanee enables students to live with grace, integrity, and a reverent concern for the world.

The School of Theology educates women and men to serve the broad whole of the Episcopal Church in ordained and lay vocations. The School develops leaders who are learned, skilled, informed by the Word of God, and committed to the mission of Christ’s church, in the Anglican tradition of forming disciples through a common life of prayer, learning, and service. Sewanee’s seminary education and world-wide programs equip people for ministry through the gift of theological reflection in community.

The University of the South
  • Located in Sewanee, TN
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 1,536 students enrolled
  • 47% admitted
  • $42,128 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Nearly everyone is friendly, and there are many different activities to become involved in. Every week, there are free classic movies, sober activities, and clubs to participate in. A large amount of students are involved in Greek life, and there are a myriad of parties throughout the week to attend, if that is the kind of thing you enjoy. In all, the food is very good compared to other college food I have had, the people are willing to chat, the professors can help you outside of class, and the location is beautiful (although the weather is completely spastic. If you come here, you will learn the meaning of the mythic Sewanee fog).

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  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    What a fabulous location. The campus is beautiful and there is never a lack of things to do, whatever your idea of fun is.

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  • Maggie from Spartanburg, SC
  • I am a current student here

    Sewanee is all about community. There are so many ways to get involved if you look for them. Once you do, you become a part of web of people that care about you and want you to succeed. Sewanee's small class size facilitates this, allowing you to develop close relationships with faculty members. Sewanee graduates return again and again to The Mountain because this sense of community draws them back.

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  • Alexandra from Brentwood, TN
  • I am a current student here

    I love Sewanee, to the point where I can't imagine myself at any other school. I have a great group of friends and a lot of really great opportunities available here, not to mention access to nature that most schools that I visited were really lacking.

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  • Alisha from Knoxville, TN
  • I am a current student here

    I love being here! The students I have met are all extremely friendly and welcoming. I have already met tons of students who share the same interests as I do. I never thought I'd find someone who I wanted to be roommates with for next year so quickly! She and I get along amazingly well, and we've only known each other for about a semester! The campus itself is beautiful and, though I have yet to actually get out and explore it, my friends all love the hikes. Believe it or not, I love just sitting and talking with my teachers. I have always enjoyed talking with adults and my teachers from high school, so it naturally carried over into college. I am a terribly shy person at first, but with my teachers here, I've found I can be extremely relaxed and open with them. They listen and understand, and they are more than willing to help with problems unrelated to academics. Plus, they are just cool people to hang out with!

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