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Colleges / The University of the South

The University of the South

Sewanee, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate52%

About Sewanee

The University of the South is a private, religious university in the town of Sewanee, Tennessee. Sewanee was founded in 1857. The college currently enrolls around 1,704 students a year, including 1,613 undergrads.

Sewanee Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into Sewanee. The acceptance rate at Sewanee is 52%. Out of 4,578 applications received in 2022, 2,395 students were offered admission.

The University of the South Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 52%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 60%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 79%
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 79%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 24%

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The University of the South is located in Sewanee, Tennessee, near Chattanooga.

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College Info

735 University Avenue Sewanee, TN 37383-1000

Campus Setting: Small Town

Sewanee Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Sewanee is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Sewanee is Jun 1.

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Sewanee SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1190 - 1358


Math SAT Range

570 - 668


Reading SAT Range

620 - 708

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1358 and Above


1190 to 1358


1190 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Sewanee students is 1277. Applicants with SAT scores of 1358 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Sewanee, while applicants with SAT scores between 1190 to 1358 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1190 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Sewanee.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Sewanee is like? There are approximately 1,704 students enrolled at Sewanee, including 1,613 undergraduate students and 91 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 21% percent are from TN and 79% percent of students are from other states.


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