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Chances of getting into Sewanee The University of the South

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
56%
Admission Difficulty for Sewanee The University of the South
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Sewanee and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Sewanee is 56%.  It ranks #10 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Sewanee is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 2,350 out of 4,191 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent (SAT 1160/1340 ACT 25/30). Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Sewanee application fee is $0 and applications are due by Feb 1.

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 
1160-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for Sewanee The University of the South
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for Sewanee The University of the South
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 670
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 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1070. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. Sewanee ranks #3 in Tennessee and #171 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >71%
1250 to 1340 Avg + 56%-71%
1160 to 1250 Avg - 40%-56%
1070 to 1160 Reach 26%-40%
Less than 1070 Low <26%
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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 #4 in Tennessee and #201 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Sewanee The University of the South.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >73%
27 to 30 Avg + 56%-73%
25 to 27 Avg - 43%-56%
23 to 25 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 23 Low <31%
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Sewanee GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Sewanee The University of the South has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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High School Class Rank

66% 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 31%
Top 25% of class 66%
Top 50% of class 89%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Sewanee The University of the South admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,221 1,970 4,191
Accepted 1,298 1,052 2,350
Acceptance Rate 58% 53% 56%
Enrolled 271 219 490
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 21% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
56

Applicants have 56 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application 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 Application 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?

56% 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 1160 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.