Located in Sewannee, Tennessee (as its name suggests), Sewanee: The University of the South (locally referred to as just “Sewannee) is a four-year, liberal arts university that is owned and operated by the Episcopal Church, also known as the Protestant Episcopal Church of America. While not technically the largest university in the nation, the school’s campus sits on 13,000 acres of some of the most beautiful land in Tennesse, on the Cumberland Plateau. The university is home to the School of Theology, which functions as a seminary and school of theology for the Episcopals, and offers graduate degrees in Creative Writing and American Literature through its School of Letters.
Sewanee also offers bachelor’s degree in various areas of secular and religious study, including cultural studies, language studies, performing arts, visual arts, biology, computer science, history, math, interdisciplinary studies, physical science, and social sciences, among others.
U.S. News and World Report has ranked Sewanee No.33 on in its rankings of top liberal arts schools and in 2011 it was ranked No.57 on the “List of America’s 650 Best Colleges” published each earn by Forbes magazine. Sewanee is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and belongs to the Associate Colleges of the South (ACS), a consortium of 16 liberl arts colleges.
School of Theology
The School of Theology at Sewanee was established in 1878. It is just one of many seminaries that are operated by the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. However, of all Episcopal seminaries, it is the only one in Southeastern United States.
For a religious institution, athletics are a pretty significant aspect of student life and culture at Sewanee. Sewanee student athletes and teams compete as the Sewanee Tigers and belongs to the Southern Athletic Association (SAA). The institution sponsors sports for men and women (11 for men and 13 for women.
Office of Admission
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000
Fax: (931) 598-3248
Contact: Lee Ann Afton
Dean of Admission
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383
Total undergrads: 1,455
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 401
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,431
Graduate enrollment: 81
Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $45
Online application fee: Free
Percent applicants admitted: 62%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
American Studies B
Arts, Visual & Performing
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B
English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Foreign Language & Literature
Comparative Literature B
History – General B
Mathematics – General B
Global Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology – General B
Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:|
B = Bachelor’s degree
C = Certificate or diploma
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