Lee University Overview
Located in Cleveland, Tennessee, Lee University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Lee University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Lee University.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 89% of the faculty were full-time.
Lee University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Lee University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Lee University has earned from around the web.
|#15||Best Value Colleges for Education||College Factual|
|#23||Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism||College Factual|
|#24||Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#52||Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific||College Factual|
|#56||Best Colleges for Education||College Factual|
|#78||Best Education Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
Where Is Lee University?
Contact details for Lee University are given below.
|Address:||1120 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311|
How Do I Get Into Lee University?
You can apply to Lee University online at: applytolee.com
Admission Requirements for Lee University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Lee University?
Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 83%, and the acceptance rate for women is 86%.
Average Test Scores
About 29% of students accepted to Lee University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 630. Math scores were between 490 and 610.
Can I Afford Lee University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Lee University, approximately 88% of students took out student loans averaging $6,627 a year. That adds up to $26,508 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Lee University is 8.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Lee University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 503 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,677 full-time undergraduates at Lee University, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lee University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||151|
|Hispanic or Latino||44|
Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at Lee University. At this time, 37 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 47 countries are represented at Lee University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Bahamas, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Lee University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Lee University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 21st most popular in Tennessee for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Lee University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lee University was -2.9%. This is the #2,373 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Lee University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Lee University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||16%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Lee University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Lee University.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Theology & Religious Vocations (Other)||#29|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||#40|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#69|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||#99|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#151|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Lee University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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