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Get Your Chances of Admission at Top Southern Region Colleges

The South is home to many of the nation’s top colleges including Davidson, Duke, Emory, University of Florida, Furman, Georgia Tech, Hendrix, Harvey Mudd, Rhodes, Rice, University of Richmond, University of Texas, Trinity University, University of the South (Sewanee), University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Washington & Lee, and William & Mary.

Each Southen college has different admissions criteria and standards, so an applicant’s chance of admission can vary significantly from college to college. If you’re curious about which Southern U.S. or other top colleges you’re more likely to get into, Go4Ivy can calculate your chances of admission, so you can make confident decisions about where to apply.

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Davidson College

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035
(704) 894-2230
www.davidson.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 29%
  • Enrollment: 1,700 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • English–14%
    • History–10%
    • Biology–9%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

Emory University

1390 Oxford Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404) 727-6036
www.emory.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 29%
  • Enrollment: 5,300 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–24%
    • Business–17%
    • Interdisciplinary Studies–8%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

University of Florida

2014 Turlington Hall
Gainsville, FL 32611
(352) 392-1365
www.ufl.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Enrollment: 32,000 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Business–15%
    • Social Sciences–14%
    • Engineering–12%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

Furman University

3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
(864) 294-2034
www.furman.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Enrollment: 2,700 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–17%
    • Business–13%
    • Arts–7%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    Essay

Georgia Institute of Technology

219 Uncle Heinie Way
Atlanta, GA 30332
(404) 894-4154
www.gatech.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Enrollment: 13,200 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Engineering–58%
    • Business–14%
    • Computer Science–6%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

Hendrix College

1600 Washington Avenue
Conway, AR 72032
(501) 450-1362
www.hendrix.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Enrollment: 1,500 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–20%
    • Biology–19%
    • Psychology–11%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

University of North Carolina

250 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-3621
www.unc.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 32%
  • Enrollment: 18,000 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–16%
    • Communications–13%
    • Biology–8%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

Rhodes College

2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 843-3700
www.rhodes.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Enrollment: 1,700 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–25%
    • Biology–16%
    • Business–10%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

Rice University

6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77251
(713) 348-7423
www.rice.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 21%
  • Enrollment: 3,300 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–17%
    • Engineering–17%
    • Biology–8%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay

University of Richmond

28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
(804) 289-8640
www.richmond.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 33%
  • Enrollment: 3,000 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Business–33%
    • Social Sciences–19%
    • English–7%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

The University of the South (Sewanee)

735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383
(931) 598-1238
www.sewanee.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Enrollment: 1,400 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–22%
    • English–14%
    • History–11%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    Essay

University of Texas - Austin

1823 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 475-7399
www.utexas.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • Enrollment: 37,700 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–14%
    • Communications–13%
    • Business–12%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

Trinity University (TX)

One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 999-7207
www.trinity.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Enrollment: 2,400 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Business–22%
    • Social Sciences–17%
    • Foreign Language–10%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

Vanderbilt University

2305 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 322-2561
www.vanderbilt.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 18%
  • Enrollment: 6,800 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–29%
    • Engineering–13%
    • Foreign Language–7%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

University of Virginia

1011 Linden Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22904
(434) 982-3200
www.virginia.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 33%
  • Enrollment: 14,200 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–21%
    • Engineering–12%
    • Business/Marketing–9%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

201 Burruss Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-6267
www.vt.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Enrollment: 23,600 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Business–23%
    • Engineering–19%
    • Biology–9%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT

Wake Forest University

1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
(336) 758-5201
www.wfu.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Enrollment: 4,600 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–24%
    • Business–16%
    • Biology–7%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    Essay

Washington and Lee University

204 West Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 458-8710
www.wlu.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 19%
  • Enrollment: 1,800 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Business–24%
    • Social Sciences–21%
    • Foreign Language–9%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests, essay

College of William and Mary

116 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23187
(757) 221-4223
www.wm.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 32%
  • Enrollment: 5,900 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–23%
    • Business–12%
    • English–8%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

About Colleges in the South

The Southern U.S. boasts a number of top colleges -- from private liberal arts colleges to large research universities to public colleges.  For example, the College of William & Mary is one of the best liberal arts colleges in the country. Duke often ranks among the nation's top private universities, and UVA ranks among the best public universities.  At the public universities, admissions preference is usually given to in-state applicants, but many out-of-state applicants are also admitted.  The private colleges and universities typically aim for greater geographic diversity when making admissions decisions. 

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