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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
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.
About Lee University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
1120 N Ocoee Street
Cleveland, TN 37320
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Lee University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1240
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$16,928/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$12,235/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.87 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.106 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.106 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,854Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,006
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Hipster
    21%
  • Conservative white privilege
    19%
  • Diversity
    19%
  • Student
    16%
  • "Homeschooler"
    4%
  • Unique
    4%
  • White chick
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.115 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.141 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Christ-centered excellence
    54%
  • Talented
    10%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • Strength based
    9%
  • Caring
    7%
  • Conservative
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.52 responses
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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.
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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!