Lee University


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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Information Summary

Ranks 22nd in Tennessee and 876th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 82.0
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $31,150
Admission Success rate N/A
ACT / SAT 75%ile scores 28 / 1220
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 21 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 80% / N/A
Enrollment Total (all students) 5,386


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)


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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.

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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.

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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.

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