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Sewanee for non religious student?

Livvy97Livvy97 Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
Hi everyone!
I am applying to test-optional liberal arts colleges (hoping to major in history) and a friend suggested Sewanee. I know the Southern States can definitely be more conservative then places such as MA or ME, so do you think that would work for an international student from a big city (Milan) and who's not religious?

Thank you!

Replies to: Sewanee for non religious student?

  • dadof1dadof1 Registered User Posts: 690 Member
    Sewanee does not force religion on any student, just as Duke does not force religion on any student.
  • ScaredNJDadScaredNJDad Registered User Posts: 227 Junior Member
    edited October 2015
    Sewanee is Episcopal. I wouldn't be concerned. Currently, the head of the Episcopal Church in the US is a female Bishop and I believe the church will marry gay couples.

    BTW, Muhlenberg is Lutheran and many Jewish students go there.
  • MidwestDad3MidwestDad3 Registered User Posts: 2,183 Senior Member
    Sewanee is a great school, and I hope you'll apply. Don't worry about the religious affiliation. Like most US schools, they have students of many faiths (or no faith).

    It is rather rural, so coming from a large, European city will require an adjustment. But students love it. I imagine admissions would put you in touch with an international student there if you have specific questions.
  • Livvy97Livvy97 Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    @MidwestDad3 thank you! It looks great and I am sure I will apply there. To be fair, the fact that it's rural is no problem to me; I'd love a break from the city, and plus I went to a fairly rural boarding school in england for high school so I'm used to it
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