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Lee University is a private institution that was founded in 1918. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,016, its setting is city, and the campus size is 120 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lee University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 46. Its tuition and fees are $13,370 (2012-13).
Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Lee University is a private institution in Cleveland, Tenn. Students at Lee University can choose from a few master’s programs and many undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, education, music, religion, and professional studies. Lee University is a Christian school, and all students must build their curriculum on a core of religion classes. This required core of classes adds up to 18 credit hours, which means each Lee graduate receives a minor in religion.
Students can get involved on campus by participating in more than 60 clubs, pledging with Greek organizations, and helping the community through the Student Leadership Council (SLC). Student athletes can play at the recreational level or for the Lee University Flames, which compete in the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Southern States Athletic Conference. Notable Lee University alumni include record producer Nathan Chapman, who works with singers such as Taylor Swift, and Raymond Culpepper, a pastor who serves as the general overseer of the Church of God.
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Lee University is a private, comprehensive university located in Cleveland, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Lee's enrollment has more than tripled from 1,214 students in 1986 to 4,411 students in fall 2011. This makes Lee the 5th largest undergraduate enrollment among the 103 Christian colleges who are member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (www.cccu.org). This marks the 25th straight year of increased enrollment under the leadership of president, Dr. Paul Conn.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Lee University, it's important to note the application deadline is September 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Lee University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||61.2%|
|Application deadline||September 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Lee University is 17:1, and the school has 47.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lee University include: Education; Theology and Religious Vocations; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.0 percent.
Lee University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,016, with a gender distribution of 41.6 percent male students and 58.4 percent female students. At this school, 50.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50.0 percent of students live off campus. Lee University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Lee University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Lee University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Lee University, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Lee University.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Lee University, 69.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,066.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$13,370 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,234 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data