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Lee University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Lee University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
83%
Admission Difficulty for Lee University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Lee University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Lee University is 83%.  It ranks #35 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Lee University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,856 out of 2,236 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent (SAT 970/1200 ACT 21/27). Lee University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.66. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Lee University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Lee University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
970-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT 
29%
SAT Scores for Lee University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Lee University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lee University?

Lee University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 850. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. Lee University ranks #19 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lee University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1200 and Above Good >90%
1085 to 1200 Avg + 83%-90%
970 to 1085 Avg - 72%-83%
855 to 970 Reach 57%-72%
Less than 855 Low <57%
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Lee University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
85%
ACT Scores for Lee University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Lee University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Lee University?

Admission data indicates that Lee University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 85 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lee University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lee University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >90%
24 to 27 Avg + 83%-90%
21 to 24 Avg - 72%-83%
18 to 21 Reach 57%-72%
Less than 18 Low <57%
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Lee University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.66
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Lee University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Lee University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lee University was 3.66 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.66 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Lee University accepts 83% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Lee University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 28.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 25.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 17.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 10.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 9.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

53% of Lee University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lee University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 27%
Top 25% of class 53%
Top 50% of class 77%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Lee University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,584 652 2,236
Accepted 1,322 534 1,856
Acceptance Rate 83% 82% 83%
Enrolled 472 213 685
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 40% 37%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Lee University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lee University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Lee University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lee University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

Does Lee University prefer SAT or ACT?

29% of students submit their SAT scores to Lee University. 85% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Lee University?

83% of those who apply are granted admission to Lee University. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Lee University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1200. 29% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Lee University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 85% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.