Lee University

Cleveland, Tennessee
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  • Private
    4 year
  • 5,189
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:18
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 5%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $16.5K
    Avg. Financial Aid
Lee University is a private, comprehensive university in Cleveland, Tennessee, at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Emerging as a leader in higher education in the southeastern region, Lee’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. Over the past two decades, Lee has become one of the largest Christ-centered private universities in the nation, undergoing a transformation that has included significant growth in academic programs, student enrollment, faculty expertise and diversity, as well as an expanded sense of mission and vision.


Founded 1918
Total Faculty 162
Total Enrollment 5,189
Full-Time Undergraduate 5,189
Programs 59
Equivalencies 5,056 outgoing
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Financial Information

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
All online undergraduate students receive a 50% tuition discount from campus rates. Undergraduate Ministry programs are discounted by 66% from campus rates. Military and First Responders also receive a special rate. Vocational Rehabilitation benefits. Undergraduate programs are Financial Aid eligible, Veterans' education benefits are available. Lee University is a Yellow Ribbon Program.
Tuition and Fees:
2019-2020 Online Undergraduate Tuition Rates (per hour): Standard programs - $378; Ministry Programs - $252; Military / First Responders - $250. Semester Fees: Registration- $25; Tech fee - $55; Deferred Payment Plan fee (optional) $100.
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Information for Transfer In Students

Adult Degree Completion Programs:
BA/BS in Liberal Studies.
Technical/Vocation Credit Accepted:
Reviewed course-by-course.
Credit for Prior Learning:
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Application Deadlines for Transfer

None - We offer six start dates per year.
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Additional Information

Adult Learner Focused Institution:
Yes! Complete your degree on your schedule.
Veteran Friendly:
Flexible Options:
All online classes are asynchronous and full or part-time scheduling is available.
Student Services Extended Hours:
Help Desk, Library Assistance, Library Electronic Resources, Writing Lab, Accounting Lab and Math Tutoring.
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Transfer Application Requirements

Minimum GPA:
Student must have obtained a 2.0 GPA form an approved high school or completed the GED test with a score of 450.
Official Transcripts:
Transfer students are required to request official transcripts of any college work, mailed directly from the issuing institution.
SAT/ACT Scores:
SAT/ACT scores are not required of applicants 25 years of age or older. Under age 24, minimum scores of 17 on ACT or 860 on SAT are required.
Letters of Recommendation:
Not required.
Not required.
Application Fee:
Use discount code RECONNECT (ALL CAPS) to waive your $25 application fee.
Not required.
Associates Degree Required:
Not required but we participate in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway program.
Other Requirements:
Applicants must have three years of life experience beyond high school graduation. Applicants with less than three years beyond high school may petition for an appeal for admission.
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Transfer Credit Policy

Minimum Grade:
2.0 GPA minimum for transfer students on all college transcripts.
Credits (Min/Max):
Students must successfully complete 30 credit hours from Lee University to meet graduation requirement.
Transfer Policy Document:
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Lee University

1120 N Ocoee St
Cleveland, Tennessee 37311
Main Phone:
(423) 614-8000
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Transfer Admission Contact:
Rusty Wienk
Director of Enrollment & Student Services, Lee University Online
Transfer Services Contact:
Rusty Wienk
Director of Enrollment & Student Services, Lee University Online
Veterans Services Contact:
Veterans Affairs Representative
Adult Learner Contact:
Joshua Black
Executive Director
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Last updated on 9/2/2021 by Lee University.