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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?

848 Undergraduate Awards
$25,074 Avg Cost After Aid
85% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Online Theology & Religious Vocations Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Theology & Religious Vocations Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Sacred Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Human Development & Family Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Other Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#198 Most Popular Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Lee University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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?

Location of Lee University

Contact details for Lee University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1120 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: 423-614-8000
Website: www.leeuniversity.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LeeUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/leeu

How Do I Get Into Lee University?

You can apply to Lee University online at: applytolee.com

Admission Requirements for Lee University

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Lee University?

85% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
29% Submit SAT Scores
Since Lee University has an acceptance rate of 85%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lee University  ( 510 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Lee University  ( 490 to 610 )
200
800
Lee University received ACT scores from 83% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 29. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 21 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Lee University  ( 19 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Lee University  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Lee University  ( 21 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford Lee University?

$25,074 Net Price
88% Take Out Loans
8.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Lee University is $25,074. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

3,677 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,686 undergraduate students at Lee University, with 3,677 being full-time and 1,009 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Lee University

There are also 503 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,677 full-time undergraduates at Lee University, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Lee University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lee University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Lee University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 34
Black or African American 151
Hispanic or Latino 44
White 3,065
International Students 123
Other Races/Ethnicities 260

Geographic Diversity

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

540 Took All Classes Online
751 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Lee University. In 2017-2018, 751 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Lee University has changed over the last few years.

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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
Education 14%
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
Religious Education #16
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) #29
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries #40
Religious Studies #55
Biblical Studies #61
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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 71 0 32 103
General Psychology 83 0 0 83
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 81 0 1 82
Teacher Education Grade Specific 53 0 26 79
Liberal Arts General Studies 52 0 0 52
Public Relations & Advertising 49 0 0 49
Teacher Education Subject Specific 27 0 22 49
Theological & Ministerial Studies 16 0 22 38
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 35 0 0 35
Nursing 33 0 0 33
Health Sciences & Services 26 0 0 26
Other Education 24 0 0 24
General English Literature 24 0 0 24
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 24 24
Music 15 0 9 24
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 23 23
Accounting 22 0 0 22
Special Education 17 0 5 22
Sociology 19 0 0 19
Biblical Studies 14 0 1 15
History 14 0 0 14
Health & Physical Education 14 0 0 14
Fine & Studio Arts 14 0 0 14
Communication & Media Studies 12 0 0 12
General Biology 10 0 0 10
Student Counseling 0 0 9 9
Health & Medical Administrative Services 9 0 0 9
Mathematics 9 0 0 9
Computer Information Systems 8 0 0 8
Writing Studies 8 0 0 8
Health/Medical Prep Programs 8 0 0 8
Anthropology 8 0 0 8
Teaching English or French 7 0 0 7
Romance Languages 7 0 0 7
Sacred Music 6 0 1 7
Arts & Media Management 7 0 0 7
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 6 6
Educational Administration 0 3 3 6
Religious Education 6 0 0 6
Drama & Theater Arts 6 0 0 6
Applied Mathematics 5 0 0 5
Missionary Studies 5 0 0 5
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 5 0 0 5
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 4 0 0 4
Allied Health Professions 3 0 0 3
Religious Studies 3 0 0 3
Political Science & Government 3 0 0 3
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 2 0 0 2
Classical Languages & Literature 2 0 0 2
Chemistry 2 0 0 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0
Journalism 0 0 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 848 3 184 1,035

References

*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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