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1120 N Ocoee St
Cleveland, TN 37311
p. 423-614-8000
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Lee University

Lee University Rating: 3.1/5 (12 votes)

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Academics

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Lee University is a Christ-centered institution which offers degree-seeking students bachelor and master degrees within the following four colleges and schools: College of Arts and Sciences; School of Religion; College of Education; School of Music.

The university also has a Graduate Studies program especially for students interested in the following disciplines: counseling, education, music, and religion. The graduate program provides flexible schedules and students have the option of taking classes part-time or full-time.

As a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Lee University requires all full-time students to attend chapel services which are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:40 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and, on Sunday night, starting at 6 p.m.

Lee University also has a special program for those interested in studying abroad. Students may select from over 30 locations around the world.

In addition, the university offers a Bachelor of Science, or Arts, in Christian Ministry, as well as a Bachelor of Science, or Arts, in Christian Leadership, through the Center for Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS). This unique program offers a combination of online classes, independent study coursework, as well as some classroom lectures.

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Admissions

Founded in 1918, Lee University serves a wide variety of students including, undergraduate students, graduate students, transfer students, and international students, and offers over 45 degree programs.

To apply to the university, prospective students can apply online or obtain a printable application from the school’s website. All students applying to the university must be high school graduates or hold an equivalent diploma (GED).

There are six basic steps for applying to Lee University:

  1. Fill out and submit the admissions application, along with a $25 fee
  2. Arrange for all high school transcripts be sent to the university
  3. Provide proof of ACT/SAT test scores
  4. Include a $200 housing fee in advance
  5. Provide proof of immunizations, including two MMR vaccinations after 12 months of age
  6. Submit proof of Tuberculin PPD skin test (within a year of applying to the university)

Financial Aid

Lee University provides financial assistance through grants, scholarships, and loans. Eligible students have a number of choices of scholarships and grants to investigate. Academic scholarships are available through the university. These scholarships are strictly based on academic ability as well as academic achievement.

Lee University’s website provides detailed descriptions of all aid available to qualifying students, as well as instructions on how to apply for each type of financial aid. The website also includes other resources to help students through the financial aid process.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3800th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Lee University serves a wide range of students from undergraduates, transfer students, graduate students, as well as international students. Campus life has endless opportunities for students to join. There are over 70 student clubs and organizations, Greek Life, campus ministries, outdoor recreation trips, intramural sports, plays, concerts, and men’s and women’s university athletics.

For students looking for housing on campus, Lee University offers men’s and women’s dormitories, apartments, and married housing for qualifying students. All housing units are within walking distance to classes and all campus services. Some campus services include a career center, a counseling center, and a student union center. There is also a campus child care facility for children 6 months to 10 years old, a library open daily, a post office, ATMs, a food court, and computer labs.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

As a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Lee University has twelve participating team sports including the following:

  • Men’s baseball
  • Men’s and women’s basketball
  • Women’s volleyball
  • Women’s fast-pitch softball
  • Men’s and women’s cheerleading
  • Men’s and women’s golf
  • Men’s and women’s soccer
  • Men’s and women’s tennis
  • Men’s and women’s cross country

The university also offers intramural sports, including basketball, volleyball, indoor and outdoor soccer, sand volleyball, tennis, golf, flag football, and Ultimate Frisbee. In addition, there are several competitive sports clubs that work on skill development, participation and student leadership. Sports clubs include men’s and women’s rugby, wrestling, and volleyball. The school mascot is the Flames.

Information Summary

Ranks 23rd in Tennessee and 1062nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.05
Arrest 2 0.05

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 364 0.87
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.00
Forcible Rape 21 0.05
Robbery 50 0.12
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 437 1.05
Larceny 1,735 4.16
Vehicle theft 88 0.21

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Cleveland, TN 37311
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population24,775 (21,267 urban / 3,508 rural)
Households10,139 (2.29 people per house)
Median Household Income$23,903
Families6,141 (2.89 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (education dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, highly residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringPost-master's certificate
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationChurch of God
Congressional District4704

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1531st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $13,200 $13,200 $13,200
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $550 $550 $550
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $550 $550 $550
FT Graduate Tuition $13,200 $13,200 $13,200
FT Graduate Required Fees $200 $200 $200
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $550 $550 $550
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $26,100 $26,100 $26,100
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $32,000 $32,000 $32,000
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $17,750 $17,750 $17,750

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $12,680 $13,370 $12,680 $13,370 $12,680 $13,370
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,100
On-Campus – Room & Board $6,010 $6,234
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,460 $3,610
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,720 $11,130
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,100 $5,300
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,600 $2,730

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$25
Graduate Application Fee$25
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 1,689 (644 male / 1,045 female)
Admitted 1,548 (589 male / 959 female)
Admission rate 92%
First-time Enrollment 812 (307 male / 505 female)
FT Enrollment 808 (304 male / 504 female)
PT Enrollment 4 (3 male / 1 female)
Total Enrollment4,922

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA, NCCAA
NCAA / NCCAA Basketball Conference Gulf South Conference
NCAA / NCCAA Baseball Conference Gulf South Conference
NCAA / NCCAA Track & Field Conference Gulf South Conference

ACT Test Admission

383rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 87%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 29
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 17 / 26
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 27

SAT Test Admission

525th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 33%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 490 / 600
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 460 / 580
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 950 / 1180

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity2,038
Meals per Week21
Room Fee$4,050
Board Fee$3,260

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 7 52 46 19 2 706 48 891
Accounting 4 6 1 11
Advertising 1 9 1 11
Anthropology 1 1 9 11
Athletic Training/Trainer 1 1
Bible/Biblical Studies 12 1 13
Biochemistry 1 1 2
Biology Teacher Education 2 2
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2 1 1 2 6
Business Administration and Management, General 1 6 4 1 43 56
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education 1 1
Chemistry, General 1 1 2
Christian Studies 1 7 1 9
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 5 6
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 3 1 1 4 10
Developmental and Child Psychology 1 5 6
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 3 1 17 2 23
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 1 1
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 3 3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1 8 9
Ecology
Education, General 2 3 11 17
Education, Other 1 1 59 1 62
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 3 3
English Language and Literature, General 2 15 1 18
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 9 11
Family Psychology 4 1 5
Fine/Studio Arts, General 2 2
French Language Teacher Education 1 1
French Language and Literature
General Studies 1 2 3
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health Teacher Education 3 3
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 1 6 7
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 1 1 2 1 5
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 2 2 5 3 45 4 62
History Teacher Education 6 6
History, General 26 1 27
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 3 3
Journalism 4 1 5
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 8 8
Keyboard Instruments
Management Information Systems, General 1 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 8 8
Mathematics, General 1 1 1 10 14
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 1 2 13 1 17
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology 2 2 15 1 20
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 8 9
Music Performance, General 2 1 10 2 15
Music Teacher Education 2 1 14 2 19
Music, General 3 3
Music, Other 7 1 8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other 1 1 4 6
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other 2 3 5
Pastoral Studies/Counseling 8 4 32 7 52
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1 1
Political Science and Government, General 1 11 13
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies 1 1 11 1 14
Psychology Teacher Education 1 1
Psychology, General 3 4 1 67 3 78
Public Relations/Image Management 1 1 17 19
Religious Education 1 12 1 14
Religious/Sacred Music 9 1 10
School Psychology 1 12 1 14
Secondary Education and Teaching 1 1 1 21 2 27
Sociology 1 1 7 1 10
Spanish Language Teacher Education 2 2
Spanish Language and Literature 1 4 5
Special Education and Teaching, General 2 1 16 1 20
Special Education and Teaching, Other 1 6 1 8
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 7 8
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 1 1 1 3
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 4 4
Theology/Theological Studies 1 1
Voice and Opera 1 1 4 6
Writing, General 1 7 8
Youth Ministry 14 2 17

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2705th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $56,538 ($55,399 male / $50,232 female)
Number of FT Faculty 161 (110 male / 51 female)
Number of PT Faculty 496
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $2,589,734

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