#17 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

Lee University

Cleveland, Tennessee

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Student Population
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Location Cleveland, Tennessee
Online leeuniversity.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Church of God
Lee University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Cleveland, Tennessee, Lee University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Church of God faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,416 prospective students applied, and 1,975 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 792 enrolled in the school.  3,975 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,411 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $18,120 plus fees of $650. Lee University is ranked 851 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Lee University is rated within the lower 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 910/1230
ACT 21/28
GPA 3.53
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Lee University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$650
Room and Board $8,325
Budget for Other Expenses$3,805
Total One Year Cost$32,500

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$37,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
49% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Lee University students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 18%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 16%
Business 16%
Communication 12%
Psychology 10%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220613 IPEDS survey data for Lee University.

Current students may use the Lee University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.