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Sewanee Student Life

Sewanee is on a 13,000-acre campus in a small town setting in Sewanee, Tennessee, not far from Chattanooga. Sewanee has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Sewanee also has fraternities and sororities.

Sewanee has a thriving Sewanee Outing Program. In fact, more students participate in Sewanee Outing Program than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Sewanee include Office of Civic Engagement, Organization for Cross Cultural Understanding, Alpha Phi Omega (APO) National Service Fraternity and African American Alliance.

The Sewanee community comes together each year for Perpetual Motion (student dance performance), Sewaneroo Music Festival and Sewanee Monologues.

Sewanee Housing

Sewanee offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Sewanee students live on campus. In 2021, 93.9% of undergrads at Sewanee lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 6.1% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Sewanee. There are 1,718 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,716 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,512 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 98% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Sewanee offers coed housing.

Sewanee Athletics

At Sewanee there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Sewanee:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Equestrian Sports NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Crew Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ice Hockey Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Squash Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Safety at Sewanee

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

The University of the South is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Sewanee campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Sewanee offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Sewanee has LiveSafe App.

Plan a Visit to Sewanee

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Sewanee, take Interstate 24 to Sewanee, TN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Chattanooga Metropolitan airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Tennessee you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Sewanee's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Sewanee Students

53%

Women

47%

Men

98%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

22%

In State

78%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

81%

6%

5%

4%

3%

1%

0.06%

0.06%

Undergraduate Students

1,716

Graduate Students

84

Non-Resident / International Students

70

Sewanee Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,800

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

56%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$49,418

Out-of-State

$49,418

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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