Sewanee is home to one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges (the University of the South) and a seminary of the Episcopal Church. Since its founding, the College of Arts and Sciences at the University has graduated 26 Rhodes Scholars, 46 Watson Fellows, dozens of Fulbright Scholars, and 34 NCAA Postgraduate Scholars, while the institution’s School of Theology has added to its alumni ranks countless bishops, including three of the last five presiding bishops of the Episcopal Church.
Sewanee, as the University is familiarly known, is located atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sewanee’s physical environment, which includes a 13,000-acre campus, provides an unparalleled place in which to study and reflect, and has, over its history, become a meeting place for some of America’s most respected literary figures. In addition to its traditionally strong curriculum in the arts, Sewanee is fast becoming known for its science programs, including the unique interdisciplinary Landscape Analysis Laboratory. Whether a student is interested in arts or sciences, Sewanee provides a challenging and nurturing environment that helps each achieve their very best.
Downtown Sewanee has amenities to complement everything available at the University. A short five-minute bike ride from main campus, the village is home to a bank, a post office, an art gallery, a gas station, a park, a bicycle shop, gift shops, a convenience store, a florist, a weekly farmers’ market and six restaurants—quite a lot for a town of 2,500.
Vice Chancellor & Pres. John McCardell, Jr.