Lee University: Narrative Description

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PO Box 3450
Cleveland, TN 37320-3450
Tel: (423)614-8000
Free: 800-533-9930
Admissions: (423)614-8500
Fax: (423)614-8533
Web Site: http://www.leeuniversity.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Church of God. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1918. Setting: 115-acre small town campus. Endowment: $7.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4588 per student. Total enrollment: 3,849. Faculty: 300 (142 full-time, 158 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,401 applied, 64% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 66% from top half. Full-time: 3,236 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 335 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 47 other countries, 62% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 13% 25 or older, 44% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, MMR immunization record, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 3 recommendations, ACT. Required for some: 1 recommendation. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $13,635 includes full-time tuition ($8950), mandatory fees ($125), and college room and board ($4560). College room only: $2350. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $373 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 55 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 30% of eligible men and 29% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Leadership Council, Pioneers for Christ, International Student Fellowship, Umoja, Back Yard Ministry. Major annual events: Sadie Hawkins, Dorm Wars, Luau. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,840 college housing spaces available; 1,698 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. William G. Squires Library with 145,435 books, 55,000 microform titles, 14,611 serials, 15,150 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.1 million.

Community Environment:

See Cleveland State Community College.

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