Lee is an above-average private, Christian university located in Cleveland, Tennessee in the Chattanooga Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,854 undergraduate students. The Lee acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Psychology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 52% of students, Lee alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,200.
Lee University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.87 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.106 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.106 responses
Most Popular Majors
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries105 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities67 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies49 Graduates
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia42 Graduates
Elementary Education36 Graduates
Public Relations23 Graduates
Religious Vocations23 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.115 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.141 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.52 responses
Lee University Reviews
I am a freshman at Lee and love it! I live in Bowdle OBannon and have gotten to know a lot of guys. The leadership is intentional about making sure we connect. In the Freshman Gateway class we do a lot of things to get to know other freshmen. We have socials and do service projects together. The class teaches us how to "do college." I can say the food is really good at Lee. We have the cafeteria that offers a really good variety of options, we have a Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Chick-fil-a, etc. The chapels are really good and challenge us to follow Christ and live a life pleasing to him. Now, academics. The classes are hard, so get ready to study if you want to succeed. Know that you're going to have to spend plenty of time outside the classroom to make the grades you want.
Lee University has such a welcoming, family-like atmosphere. You are instantly connected with those who share your similar interests but are also challenged by different world views. Lee is by far one of the most affordable private, 4-year universities in the country without any lack of quality. I'm excited to be a #FutureFlame!
This is a beautiful campus. I decided not to start right after graduating high school and instead get a job and take a short break and when I did decide to start applying, I visited Lee and every person I encountered was so welcoming and encouraging. I even asked students for directions on campus as I was finding my way around and the environment is happy, positive and uplifting. I am so excited to have been accepted and starting in the spring!