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 1150 (25th percentile) to 1340 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 25 (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 (3.42 - 3.64) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Approximately 70% of all students which applied were admitted at Sewanee-The University of the South, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 19% 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Sewanee-The University of the South was reported as 66.7% in Fall 2020 with over 3,550 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

  • ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.64

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Sewanee-The University of the South has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 43.6%
  • 2017-2018: 46.7%
  • 2018-2019: 65.2%
  • 2019-2020: 66.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 55.5%

How Does Sewanee-The University of the South Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Sewanee-The University of the South is eighteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Covenant College98.2%
Oakwood University64.7%
Bryan College-Dayton51.0%
Cumberland University61.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Sewanee-The University of the South (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 680
Math570 - 660
Total Score1150 - 1340
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 34
Math23 - 28
Composite Score25 - 30
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