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Sewanee, University of the South

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1857
Affiliation: Episcopal
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,518
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $270,456,497
Admissions Address

735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383

Website

http://www.sewanee.edu

Admissions E-mail

admiss@sewanee.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: David Lesesne
Admissions office telephone: (800) 522-2234
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $45
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://admission.sewanee.edu/apply Tuition deposit: $300 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 2 4
Science 2 4
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 1 2
History 1 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 13 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
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
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 71%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 51%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 73%
Total applicants: 1,932
Total acceptances: 1,368
Total freshman enrollment: 412
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 939
Male acceptances: 665
Male freshman enrollment: 210
 
Female applicants: 993
Female acceptances: 703
Female freshman enrollment: 202
Out-of-state freshmen: 78%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 172
Students enrolled from waiting list: 27

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 42%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 71%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 94%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 37%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 83%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 570 – 670
Math: 560 – 650
Combined: 1130 – 1320

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 15.6% 11.5%
600-699 49.7% 46.5%
500-599 31.2% 38.5%
400-499 3.5% 3.5%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 56%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 25 – 31
Math: 23 – 28
Composite: 25 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 19.9% 33.9% 11.7%
24-29 66.2% 49.6% 59.6%
18-23 13.9% 15.7% 27.0%
12-17 0.0% 0.9% 1.7%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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