The University of the SouthSchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Sewanee, Tennessee Private Nonprofit regional Accreditation

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About The University of the South

The University of the South is a small private university located on a rural campus in Sewanee, Tennessee. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,768, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 67%. The university offers 40 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 79%, and a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Tuition and fees for students are $46,472.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

67% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 67%

Retention Rate 88%

Graduation Rate 79%


Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1150-1340

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 25-30

Ways to Learn

International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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Female Student Population


Student to Faculty Ratio


Students Enrolled








Non-U.S. Citizen


Two or more races





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American Indian/Alaska Native


Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

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Socio-Economic Diversity

14% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $5,986
State Grant Aid $4,290
Institution Grant Aid $24,270
Pell Grant Aid $4,579

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.