Lee University

Cleveland, TN

Lee University

Cleveland, TN

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Expect something great

Lee University is a private Christian university with more than 5,000 students and 158 programs of study. For over 100 years, Lee has sought to provide an excellent education to students while keeping Christ at the core of the entire student experience. 

Lee is located in Southeast Tennessee, surrounded by beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains and offering students access to hiking, camping, and exploring in the Ocoee River region. Chattanooga is just 30 miles from campus, with an endless amount of riverfront restaurants, concerts, and downtown attractions. 

The foundational purpose of all of Lee’s educational programs is to develop students’ knowledge, understanding, and skills to prepare them for responsible Christian living in a complex world. Within each of its six colleges and schools, Lee’s academic programs challenge, engage, and fully prepare students for their futures. Our top-notch faculty and staff go above and beyond not only to help students succeed academically but to build meaningful relationships with them. 

Students at Lee have access to countless social, spiritual, and academic opportunities. There are over 100 student clubs and organizations, including music ensembles, honor societies, Greek letter organizations, recreational clubs, and service groups. Another core part of the student experience is chapel, which takes place twice a week on campus. Residence halls also host small weekly groups where students can find community and encouragement.

Lee University requires all students to complete a study abroad trip in which they earn course credit toward their degree. These trips allow students to engage with other cultures and develop a deeper understanding of the global world outside of the classroom. 

There’s so much to study, do, and see at Lee! Visit leeuniversity.edu or call 423-614-8500 for more information.


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One of the top 50 “Best Regional Universities in the South” | U.S. News & World Report

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#13 “Best Value School in the South” | U.S. News & World Report

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One of 141 colleges named “Best in the Southeast” | The Princeton Review


One of the “Most Affordable Christian Colleges” in the US | Christian Universities Online, 2017

Education with value

As one of the most affordable Christian universities in the country, Lee University strives to make a Lee education and experience as feasible as possible for all students while never compromising on quality. From world-class, caring professors to our beautiful campus, we want students to receive not only an excellent education but an education with value. Choosing Lee University is one of the best investments you could make academically, personally, and spiritually. Before deciding if you can afford to attend Lee, please contact us. We’re eager to discuss the various aid opportunities available so you can invest in a valuable education.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “My time at Lee University has helped me grow in so many ways—professionally and personally! I found a wonderful job right after graduation, and I know Lee prepared me in the best ways for my career.”

    • Caitlin Lay ’20
  • “Along with an excellent education, Lee University provided an environment that challenged me to become the best version of myself. I am proud to be a Lee Flame!”

    • Libby Hennen ’19
  • “A foundational quality of Lee is its focus on community. As a student, I was immediately introduced to new spiritual, academic, and social communities all rooted in Christ. I wouldn’t trade my four years at Lee for anything.”

    • Sam McGirt ’20