Lee University

1120 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311
Tel: (423)614-8000
Private not-for-profit | 4,954 students
Lee University is a Christian institution which offers liberal arts and professional education on both the baccalaureate and master’s levels. It seeks to provide education that integrates biblical truth as revealed in the Holy Scriptures with truth discovered through the study of arts and sciences and in the practice of various professions. A personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior is the controlling perspective from which the educational enterprise is carried out. The foundational purpose of all educational programs is to develop within the students knowledge, appreciation, understanding, ability and skills which will prepare them for responsible Christian living in a complex world.

School Overview:

Lee University
CountyBradley County, TN
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
262 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment4,954 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
3,978 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
976 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
4,565 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
389 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Tuition$5550 per semester
Percent Admitted89%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)460-610450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)440-600460-573
ACT English (25-75%)21-2919-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2518-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)21-2820-25

School Notes:

  • Lee University is a private, comprehensive university located in Cleveland, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Lee is emerging as a leader in higher education in the southeastern region and was ranked in 2006 in the “Top Tier” in the South by U.S. News & World Report (Comprehensive Colleges – Bachelor’s). Lee is also ranked by Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” and is now one of the 136 colleges named Best in the Southeast. The university’s growing reputation as a quality institution can be seen in the high caliber of faculty, students, and friends who are drawn to the campus.
  • Lee's 115-acre campus is located in a residential neighborhood on the center of historic Ocoee street area near downtown Cleveland, only 30 minutes from the heart of Chattanooga, just 28 miles away; 124 miles from Atlanta; 172 miles from Birmingham; and 181 miles from Nashville.
  • Lee has been selected for many years as a “Top Tier” institution in the US News and World Report college rankings. “America’s 100 Best College Buys” chose Lee as one of their top choices in 2006. Since the year 2000, Lee University has been listed in the Princeton Review ranking of “best colleges” in the South.
  • Lee University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor’s degrees and Master’s degrees. Teacher Education programs are approved by the Tennessee State Department of Education for licensure. The School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Lee also holds membership in the American Council on Education, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities and the Appalachian College Association.
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