Sewanee-The University of the South

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Sewanee-The University of the South, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Sewanee, TN, a predominately rural area. Sewanee-The University of the South has an enrollment of nearly a thousand students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1710 (25th percentile) to 1990 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 26 (25th percentile) to 30 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants admitted to this school. We were able to estimate the Sewanee-The University of the South average GPA (3.48 - 3.71) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Approximately 60% of all students which applied were admitted at Sewanee-The University of the South, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 25% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Sewanee-The University of the South Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Sewanee-The University of the South was reported as 60.3% in Fall 2013 with over 3,290 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1710 - 1990
  • ACT Scores: 26 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Sewanee-The University of the South?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Sewanee-The University of the South has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Sewanee-The University of the South has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 68.0%
  • 2010-2011: 62.3%
  • 2011-2012: 61.4%
  • 2012-2013: 58.8%
  • 2013-2014: 60.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 60.9%

How Does Sewanee-The University of the South Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Sewanee-The University of the South is nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Covenant College57.0%
Tennessee Temple University78.4%
Southern Adventist University38.6%
Oakwood University34.4%
Bryan College-Dayton37.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Sewanee-The University of the South (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 670
Math560 - 650
Writing570 - 670
Total Score1710 - 1990
ACT®Score Range
English26 - 33
Math25 - 29
Composite Score26 - 30
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