Christian Life Profile


Since 1986, Lee’s enrollment has quadrupled to 5,370 students. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Lee as a “top-tier” school in the South, and Lee was listed in their 2015 “up-and-comers” list. The Princeton Review ranks Lee as one of “America’s Best Colleges.” Open Doors has ranked Lee’s study abroad program as one of the top five in the nation.

AT A GLANCE

QUICK FACTS

STUDENTS
Lee’s enrollment has quadrupled to
more than 5,370 from 49 states and 54 other countries.

FACULTY
181 full-time faculty members; most hold PhDs (many from places like Harvard, Duke, and Emory).

SPORTS
The Flames compete in NCAA Division II in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball.

CLUBS
More than 100 academic, Greek, spiritual, social, and service clubs and organizations are available.

FINANCIAL AID
Over 89% of our students qualify for some kind of financial aid from scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities.

LOCATION
Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in southeastern Tennessee, Cleveland boasts a manageable metro population of nearly 90,000 of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet.

AFFILIATION
Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee

ACADEMIC MAJORS

• Accounting
• Anthropology
• Art
• Biblical & Theological Studies
• Biochemistry
• Biological Science
• Business Administration
• Chemistry
• Classics
• Communication
• Digital Media Studies
• Discipleship Ministry
• Early Childhood Education
• English
• Exercise Science
• French
• Health Science
• Health/Wellness Education
• Healthcare Administration
• History
• Human Development
• Humanities
• Information Systems
• Intercultural Studies
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• International Studies
• Mathematics
• Middle Grades Education
• Music
• Music Business
• Music Education
• Music Performance
• Music and Worship
• Nursing (BSN)
• Pastoral Ministry
• Physical Education
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Public Administration
• Public Relations
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Special Education
• Sports Management
• Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
• Theatre
• Youth Ministry 


Location
Lee University is a private, comprehensive university located in Cleveland, Tennessee, 30 minutes north of Chattanooga in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. 

Academics
There are 14 academic departments and six graduate areas of study within six colleges and schools. Lee University offers 52 on-campus undergraduate majors and 121 programs of study.

Nursing
The new School of Nursing at Lee University will prepare you to become a Christian leader in health care in an increasingly diverse, global, complex, and changing world. 

Students may now apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Traditional program or Registered Nurse to BSN Completion program. 

Student life
Lee University provides well-rounded, broad opportunities for students’ spiritual, intellectual, and social development. 

Lee’s Global Perspectives program has been ranked among the best in the country. All students are required to participate in one of more than 30 cross-cultural trips. 

Lee received a Presidential Award honoring our service learning program, in which all students complete 80 hours of service in the local community and around the world. 

Over 100 student clubs and organizations include spiritual life clubs, academic clubs, Greek clubs, social service clubs, instrumental and vocal ensembles, and diversity clubs. 

Athletics
Lee University recently made the transition to NCAA Division II and the Gulf South Conference. 

Our 18 men’s and women’s varsity teams are consistently nationally ranked, with many players receiving national recognition. 

Value
According to ChristianUniversitiesOnline.org, Lee University is the #1 Most Affordable Private Christian College in America.

Lee University is continuously listed on rankings such as “America’s 100 Best College Buys” and U.S. News & World Report’s “Great Schools, Great Prices.” 

Eighty-nine percent of Lee students receive financial aid through institutional and private scholarships, as well as federal aid.