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University of the South, Sewanee

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Sewanee: The University of the South, also known as Sewanee, is a private, residential, coeducational liberal arts college located in Sewanee, Tennessee, United States. It is owned by 28 southern dioceses of the Episcopal Church, and its School of Theology is an official seminary of the church. The university's School of Letters offers graduate degrees in American Literature and Creative Writing. The campus (officially called "The Domain" or, affectionately, "The Mountain") consists of 13000acre of scenic mountain property atop the Cumberland Plateau, with the developed portion occupying about 1000acre.The school was ranked 45th in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report list of liberal arts colleges. In 2016, Forbes ranked it 94th on its list of Top Colleges in the United States. Sewanee is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.
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  • The University and surrounding area are just beautiful. Full of history and if you like photography, this is a place for you. Such history. You can stay at the Sewanee Inn, visit the Chapel, spend....  more
    The University and surrounding area are just beautiful. Full of history and if you like photography, this is a place for you. Such history. You can stay at the Sewanee Inn, visit the Chapel, spend....  more »
  • The University of the South at Sewanee, TN has one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. The surrounding hills provide fantastic hiking opportunities literally adjacent to the campus. 
    The University of the South at Sewanee, TN has one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. The surrounding hills provide fantastic hiking opportunities literally adjacent to the campus.  more »
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  • The professors here really care. I was no special talent, but they made me feel as if I were. I remember one professor chasing me down a few days after my finals and telling me how much he enjoyed my essay. This was a professor who had always been hard on me, every day pushing me to be better. I also remember coming to another professor, almost in tears because I was certain I was going to fail his class. He looked me in the eye and told me that we (meaning the two of us) weren't going to let that happen. And we didn't. Can't say it was my best subject, but I made it through. It was grad school (UVA) that prepared me for my career, but it was Sewanee that gave me the foundation for a lifetime of focused learning, and a deep passion for a broad range disciplines.
  • Beautiful campus. Gorgeous old world architecture.

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