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Sewanee--The University of the South

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Visiting And Contact Information

735 University Avenue

Sewanee, TN 37383-1000

United States

Phone: 931-598-1238

Fax: 931-538-3248

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 91
SAT:
% Submitting Score:50%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:580 - 670
     Math Middle 50%:560 - 650
     Writing Middle 50%:570 - 670
ACT:
% Submitting Score:51%
     ACT Middle 50%:26 - 30
     Math Middle 50%:25 - 29
     English Middle 50%:26 - 33
     Writing Middle 50%:7 - 8
Average High School GPA:3.62
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:43.1%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:18.3%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:15.6%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:11.7%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:11.3%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:42%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:72%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:41.7%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 3,285
Total applicants who are accepted: 1,980
Total of accepted students who enroll: 488
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 91%
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Application Process
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/15
Early Decision II Application Deadline: 01/02
Early Decision II Notification Date: 02/02
Early Action Application Deadline: 12/01
Early Action Notification Date: 01/25
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 02/01
Regular Notification Date: 03/17
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $500.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: No
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 12 months
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Very important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Important
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is not accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:13
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:1
     History:1
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:20
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:4
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:4
     Social Studies:2
     History:2
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    91
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    580 - 670
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    560 - 650
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    570 - 670
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    26 - 30
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    25 - 29
  •      English Middle 50%:
    26 - 33
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    7 - 8
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.62
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/15
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    12/01
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    02/01
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