The Sewanee education is characterized by serious intellectual pursuit, collaborative learning, community outreach, and spiritual growth, all amid an unparalleled outdoor setting that inspires reflection and academic growth.


The University sits atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sewanee’s 13,000–acre campus—the second largest in the country—features forests, meadows, lakes, caves, more than 50 miles of trails, and 15 miles of rock outcroppings.

Sewanee is in the heart of the Southeast, with easy access to Chattanooga (35 miles away), Nashville (93 miles), Atlanta (160 miles), Knoxville (160 miles), and Birmingham (175 miles).

Commitment to Affordability

We believe that Sewanee represents one of the best values in all of higher education. We understand that "value" means much more than "price," but also that it is important to give families a degree of certainty about what a Sewanee education will cost. For students entering in the fall of 2013, tuition, room, and board are guaranteed for four years. Sewanee is committed to accessibility and affordability in order to offer, to the very strongest students we can attract, an educational experience that will shape a life and friendships that will last a lifetime.

The Honor System

The 100–year–old Honor System at Sewanee comprises the Honor Code, the Honor Pledge, and the Honor Council, which administers and maintains the System. Students at the University embrace the concept of honor both in the classroom and in their lives, making the Honor System one of Sewanee’s most esteemed traditions.

Residential Life

More than 95 percent of Sewanee undergraduates live on campus in eight coed dorms, four all-male dorms, five all-female dorms, a women’s center, four language houses, and two special halls for student emergency personnel (EMTs and firefighters).