The University of the South
Closest International Airports
Nashville & Atlanta
Niche Rank #1 in Best Liberal Arts Colleges in Tennessee
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Biology, Economics, Environmental Science, English, International Global Studies, Psychology, Politics
Mr. Tim Neil
Next Genius Scholars on Campus
Known familiarly as “Sewanee” by its students, faculty, staff and friends, the University of the South offers an unmatched educational experience. The university remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate teaching assistants, and close faculty-student interaction ensures that each student enjoys a rich and personal educational experience.
Sewanee's unique location offers 13,000-acres of the Cumberland plateau to explore. As the second-largest college campus in the nation, the "Domain" is as much of a playground as it is a classroom. For students interested in environmental studies this campus is a living laboratory. For those interested in just looking at beautiful scenery, Sewanee is consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation. This backdrop drives an active, close-knit, and welcoming student culture for students from 48 states and 36 countries. Nearly 100% of students live on campus, either in a diverse array of residence halls or in themed housing (special interest houses to connect you with peers with shared interests). We live, eat, work, and play together as a community for four years here at Sewanee.
Major programs of study at Sewanee include English, economics, pre-health, business, environmental studies, and international global studies. The students in these programs benefit from a strong foundation in the liberal arts, solidifying their skills in communication (written and verbal), forging connections, problem solving, and data analysis. Sewanee provides grants, hands-on research facilities, and dedicated faculty guidance to allow students to excel in their field of study.
Sewanee also offers something most universities do not: a guarantee to its students to ensure hands-on experiences outside of the classroom. For incoming students, the Sewanee Pledge promises to provide funding for a summer-long internship or research assistantship, portability of aid for a semester-long study abroad experience, and that students will graduate in four years (or the next one's free).
Sewanee is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts universities in the nation. It has produced 26 Rhodes Scholars throughout its history, a number nearly unparalleled by schools of its size. Sewanee is also a leading producer of Fulbright, Watson, and NCAA postgraduate scholars. 97% of our most recent graduating class were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation. Recent graduates have gone on to attend prestigious graduate programs at Yale, Vanderbilt, John Hopkins, Georgetown, University of Chicago, University of Virginia and many others.