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Founded in 1918, Lee University. is a Private college. Located in Tennessee, which is a city setting in Tennessee, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 4,821 full time undergraduate students, and 481 full time graduate students.
The Lee University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 175 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Lee University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,76% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 39 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
77% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 51% were in the top quarter, and 22% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Lee University.
148 Students rated on-campus housing 4.2 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.
92 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
149 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.
153 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.
154 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.
151 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.
153 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
153 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.
102 Students rated Lee University
I love Lee University! I am a current dual enrollment student their and the facilities, extracurriculars, sports, food, professors, and classes are all great. There is plenty of food to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters, and the Greek life is a major part of being a student at Lee University. The professors are clearly passionate about what they teach and are easily accessible both in and out of the classroom. Aside from the lecture halls (which house about 70 people max), the class sizes are small enough to make you feel comfortable but engaged and gives you ease of access to talking with and recieving help from a professor. Overall, I love Lee University and cannot wait to go there after I graduate highschool this year. Go Flames!
Lee is an amazing university that provides excellent academic training and an amazing residential life. Lee trains its students not only for academic success but also with real life experience by offering its students plenty of opportunity to work and develop their skills. By gaining academic excellence and practical experience, Lee prepares you for real life outside of school.
I really enjoy Lee University. If you want a good Christ-Centered University, Lee University is the place for you. The faculty, students, and facilities are all amazing. If you need help, the professors have their doors open to you to talk about anything you might need. The students are very welcoming and the different facilities are great places to study!
Lee is a good place for those who are willing to buy in and adapt to its quirks. It is a Christian school, and would definitely be a bit uncomfortable to attend if one isn't super religious. Though expensive, the campus is nice. The professors really care about the students, and the relationships I've built with them are invaluable.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Lee University is 87%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Listen to your parents!! Take high school physics instead of choir or office aid. Take the hard teacher now while you have less responsibilities, because it will make the second time around (in college) a bit easier. Although high school seems hard, college is comletely different. High school teachers baby you. College professors know what it takes to succeed, so they push you harder. There are not many second chances, so you have to be organized and on time. Also, apply for as many scholarships as you can! It is not fun to try to work off those excessive college bills while trying to get used to college life. The essays will have been worth it when you don't have to work like crazy to do your homework and keep up with two jobs. Another thing: start healthy eating and exercise habits early. If you aren't used to making a daily work out a priority when your day is less full, you definitely won't find yourself in the gym with a college workload on your mind. It is important to have this habit since it will reduce your stress levels (and your growing waistline!) Good luck!
My school is very inviting, helpful, and friendly but can be somewhat boring at times.
The best thing about Lee is how Christ-centered it is. Nearly everything done on campus is for God's glory, so in turn, everything on campus ends up being the best thing about Lee University. Students are taught how to show Christ's love here and how to do everything for the glory of the Kingdom. Even students who are not Christians feel loved and accepted because the professors and administration know how to show the love of Christ. The actual daily demonstration of Christ is the best thing about Lee.
Spend more time building relationships and less time hovering in your studies.
The nature and expense of the mealplan is frustrating. Although there is good food as far as school cafeterias go, and a chick-fil-a, Dunkin' doughnuts, and Eintstein's Bagels, and Subway on campus where one can use a meal, the meal plan is expensive and only translates to about $4.00 when buying something from one of the on-campus food places.
My classmates are excited to be a part of everything Lee offers.
Every student is required to complete a cross-cultural experience. Most students choose to go on one of the international trips run by different professors from the school, however there is also an option to build your own cross-cultural experience. There are giudlines for how much time must be spent with those of another cultural background and daily events and reflection must be written and turned in for both school, and individually arranged experiences. Every student I've talked to about their cross-cultural experience(s) has said how much it changed him or her in extremely positive ways.
The type of person who should attend Lee is a person who values highly their education, but also wants the college experience as a whole. College and the amazing reputation it has is made by students who get involved in things around campus and truly take on what it is to attend college. They do not sit in their room all day and keep to themselves, they seek to not only receive an education that is dreamed of, but to become the person they have dreamt of being their whole life. That's who someone becomes by attending Lee.
Lee University is best known for its music and religion programs. But it also has great science, business, and education departments too. Lee is a Church of God affiliated school, and we have chapel on Sunday nights and Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Those that are not open minded to changing because this school has the amazing ability to change a person's life.
The availability of classes is not cool at all. Some classes are only offered fall semester every other year, or something crazy like that, and you never know which ones they are and your advisor usually fails to tell you. The selection of summer classes is limited as well.
I boast about how wonderful the atmosphere and worship is here at Lee University. It's like going to a church conference with your friends everyday. Fellow classmates, roommates, and teachers encourage you everyday with love and support. You feel God's presence in your life through the people here. It is said that Lee is one of the most extroverted campuses in the nation and it's clearly demonstarted to me on a day-to-day basis.
On a scale of 1-10, I give it 7.5 so far. Some classes (my major for example) are very challenging and require alot of reading. Others such as my Old Testament class, are simple enough that anyone could pass. Professors are GREAT thus far, and classes are reasonable in size and no TA's so far!!!! And yes, many do know you by name, so you are more than a number to most of them.
Lee is a small (roughly 4200 students) liberal arts school in Cleveland, Tn. The surrounding town is pretty boring, but is growing each year. Chattanooga is only 30 min and Knoxville is about 1 hour, both of which offer alot more to do especially for UT football fans. Atlanta and Nashville are around 2-2.5 hours, and offer tons of recreation for when you have free time and money. The administration has been good so far, and were very helpful when I transfered in. The school itself is very clean and well kept, all of the buildings use matching architecture and several of them are brand new. They were short on housing this semester, so keep this in mind of you apply later in the year. parking is also an issue to a degree and commuting students should keep that in mind. School pride is quite evident, despite our lack of a football team. Basketball and soccer are huge, and we frequently play bigger schools and fare very well.
SMALL groups, sport activities and series of extra curriculum activities.
That we all love Jesus and will find our soul mates during our time at Lee. This is false. Not everyone on campus loves Jesus. Yes, people find their soul mates, but that's not a guarantee.
Somewhat. I'd say the majority are Christian, but only a relatively small amount are politically active.
For the most part, I think most anybody except highly active left-wing progressives would be comfortable here.
The must take class at Lee is American History with Barnett. You may walk in dreading history, but you'll walk out loving him and you'll have actually learned something...and you'll remember it.
I have yet to hear any, but if I had to guess some might be that they are all white, Southern, Christian, and Republican, given that Lee is a private liberal arts school in southeastern Tennessee.
The chapel in the library or the SMC
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
96% of students
attending Lee University receive some sort of financial aid.
38% were awarded federal grants.
While 84% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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