Sewanee--University of the South

The University of the South, known affectionately as "Sewanee" by its students, faculty, and alumni, offers an education that combines serious intellectual pursuit, collaborative learning, community outreach, and spiritual growth in a spectacular outdoor setting. Sewanee's 13,000-acre campus, called the Domain, provides an outstanding place for study, reflection, and recreation and an unparalleled outdoor laboratory for environmental and other science classes. With an enrollment of about 1,700 undergraduates, Sewanee remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community. Relationships that begin in the classroom extend to all facets of life here, and it is not unusual for students and faculty members to work shoulder to shoulder on research projects or journal articles, to meet for dinner or coffee, or to perform together as members of the University orchestra or serve on the volunteer fire department. Sewanee has graduated 26 Rhodes Scholars (a record unmatched by all but a handful of institutions), 47 Watson Fellows, dozens of Fulbright Scholars, and 34 NCAA Postgraduate Scholars. The university is located atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is home of the well-known Sewanee Writers Conference, the Sewanee Review, and holds the copyrights to Tennessee Williams' body of work, which was left to the school by the playwright. The Sewanee experience truly prepares its students for lives of integrity, achievement, and service. Beyond the particulars of their studies, what they learn here will improve their ability to adapt to a changing world. It prepares them for continued learning as critical thinkers who can question, analyze, and communicate, wherever life's path may lead. The College of Arts and Sciences offers five categories of pre-professional programs: business, education, engineering, health professions (including dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, and nursing), and law. The School of Theology has produced numerous bishops, including three of the last five presiding bishops of the Episcopal Church.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1857 Protestant Episcopal Semester $357.8 million 735 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383 (931) 598-1000
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74 100.0 Tennessee Sewanee 133