Sewanee-The University of the South

We call this school an "engine of inequality" because very few students come from working-class and low-income family backgrounds, and it falls in the bottom 5% of all four-year colleges nationwide for its extraordinarily low enrollment of freshmen who receive Pell Grants, a type of federal financial aid for low-income students. This college is not very socioeconomically diverse. If this is important to you, use this website to identify similar colleges or colleges in your area that may be more diverse or affordable and that graduate a high percentage of students.

General Information

Address 735 University Avenue
City Sewanee
State TN
Zip 37383-1000
Locale Rural: Distant

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 89%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 79.1%
Five-year graduation rate 81.8%
Six-year graduation rate 81.8%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 15.2%

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Bac/A & S
Size: Number of Undergraduates 1,731
Endowment Assets $357,773,319
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 0%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.66
Admission Test Scores Policy Recommended
Median SAT Verbal -
Median SAT Math -
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite -
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 40.6%
In-State Tuition and Fees $38,700
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $38,700
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $51,950
Average Net Price After Grants $30,726
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $5,405
Median earnings 10 years after entry $40,600
Median debt of completers $19,000
Federal Loan Default Rate 2.5%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 14.9%
% Underrepresented Minority 9.7%
% Black 4.2%
% Latino 5.4%
% Native American 0.1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1%
% Asian 1.6%
% White 82.2%
% Two or More Races 3.4%
% Other 3.0%
% Noresident Aliens 3.0%
% Female 52.0%
% Male 48.0%
% Age 25 and Over 0.4%
% Part-time 1.5%