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About South College

South College is a private school in an urban setting in Knoxville, Tennessee. South College was founded in 1882 and now enrolls around 825 students a year, including 686 undergrads.

For each full-time professor, there are about 16 undergraduates enrolled at South College.

2021 South College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
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Tuition $16,500

2022 South College Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at South College

South College does not offer early decision or early action.

South College Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into South College. Around 0% of applicants get into South College each year. Out of 47 applications received in 2021, 47 students were offered admission . ### South College Waitlist

South College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into South College?

South College is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to South College, applicants must submit the following items.

South College Application Requirements

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South College Average GPA and Test Scores

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to South College.

South College Waitlist

South College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Does South College Require the ACT or SAT?

South College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Does South College Offer On-Campus Housing?South College does not offer on-campus housing for students. Students must commote from at home or find their own housing.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at South College.

Financial Aid at South College

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is South College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at South College

About 35% of students who start at South College return the next year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for South College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does South College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is South College a good school for you?

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Where is South College?

South College is located in the urban setting of Knoxville, Tennessee.

If you want to see South College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Knoxville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, McGhee Tyson Municipal.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what South College and Knoxville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

720 North Fifth Avenue Knoxville, TN 37917

Campus Setting: Urban

South College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Oct 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to South College is Oct 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to South College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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