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Lee University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Cleveland, TN

$19,800

Avg tuition

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About Lee University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Church of God  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Lee University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Cleveland, Tennessee. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,950, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 83%. The university offers 94 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 58%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $19,800.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

83% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

81% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

58% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Required

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 20-28

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1000-1230

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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5k

Students enrolled

20%

Online student enrollment

13:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold

Demographics

White

76%

Unknown

8%

Black

5%

Two or more races

4%

Hispanic

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

62%

Socio-economic diversity

37% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

16

Total Online Enrollment

911

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

89% On-campus

11% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 12% online

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 12% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $19,800 $19,800
Graduate $14,850 $14,850

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,250
On-campus room and board $8,510
On-campus other expenses $3,860
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $8,510
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,860
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,860

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $33,420 $33,420
Off-campus without family $33,420 $33,420
Off-campus with family $24,910 $24,910

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

52%

State Grant Aid

47%

Institution Grant Aid

86%

Pell Grant

37%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,693
State Grant Aid $4,922
Institution Grant Aid $9,058
Pell Grant Aid $4,904

Financial Outlook

$26k

Average student debt after graduation

$30k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division II without football

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

2

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

3

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC