Lee University

Lee University is a private, comprehensive university located in Cleveland, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Lee is emerging as a leader in higher education in the southeastern region. The universitys growing reputation as a quality institution can be seen in the high caliber of faculty, students, and friends who are drawn to the campus. This marks the 30th straight year of increased enrollment under the leadership of president, Dr. Paul Conn. Over the past two decades, Lee has become one of the largest Christ-centered private universities in the nation. During that period, the university has undergone a remarkable 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. This transformation also includes the physical campus which, since 1986, has included the addition of over two dozen major buildings necessary to serve the students. Lee's enrollment has more than quadrupled from 1,214 (Fall 1986) to 5,302 (Fall 2016) under the leadership of Dr. Paul Conn. In Fall 2016, students hailed from 52 US states and territories as well as 53 different foreign countries. Average ACT scores of entering freshmen have increased to 24, and faculty has grown and diversified in order to offer a rapidly expanding slate of academic programs.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1918 Church of God Semester $19.5 million + PO Box 3450, Cleveland, TN 37320 (423) 614-8000
overall score total score state city online paying global
54 100.0 Tennessee Cleveland 121 136