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Chances of getting into Sewanee The University of the South

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66.7%
Admission Difficulty for Sewanee The University of the South
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Sewanee and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #22 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,365 out of 3,545 applicants were admitted making Sewanee a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 27 percent. Sewanee The University of the South typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Sewanee The University of the South. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

Sewanee SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Sewanee The University of the South
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for Sewanee The University of the South
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1250

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Sewanee The University of the South?

Sewanee The University of the South typically prefers applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Sewanee The University of the South admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >78%
1245 to 1340 Avg + 67%-78%
1150 to 1245 Avg - 54%-67%
1055 to 1150 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 1055 Low <41%
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Sewanee ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Sewanee The University of the South
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Sewanee The University of the South
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Sewanee?

Admission data indicates that Sewanee regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Sewanee The University of the South.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Sewanee The University of the South admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >79%
27 to 30 Avg + 67%-79%
25 to 27 Avg - 57%-67%
23 to 25 Reach 46%-57%
Less than 23 Low <46%
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Sewanee GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Sewanee The University of the South?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Sewanee. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Sewanee The University of the South was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Sewanee accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Sewanee The University of the South students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 43% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

72% of Sewanee The University of the South freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Sewanee The University of the South students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 42%
Top 25% of class 72%
Top 50% of class 96%
Bottom 50% of class 4%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Sewanee The University of the South admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,948 1,597 3,545
Accepted 1,322 1,043 2,365
Acceptance Rate 68% 65% 67%
Enrolled 227 211 438
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 20% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Sewanee The University of the South is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Sewanee The University of the South and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Sewanee The University of the South Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Sewanee The University of the South
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221519 IPEDS survey data for Sewanee The University of the South.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Sewanee The University of the South?

67% of those who apply are granted admission to Sewanee. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Sewanee The University of the South?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1340. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Sewanee The University of the South?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.