Lee University

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Lee University can be found in Cleveland, TN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Lee University has an enrollment of over five thousand students.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to Lee University. A score between 910 to 1230 on the SAT exam, or 21 to 28 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Lee University average GPA (3.13 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 82% of all applicants are granted admission to Lee University, from which 40 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at leeuniversity.edu.

Overall Lee University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Lee University was reported as 81.7% in Fall 2020 with over 2,420 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 21 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Lee University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Lee University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Lee University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 87.2%
  • 2017-2018: 85.0%
  • 2018-2019: 89.2%
  • 2019-2020: 81.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 79.2%

How Does Lee University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lee University is forty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bryan College-Dayton51.0%
Tennessee Wesleyan College61.5%
Sewanee-The University of the South66.7%
Young Harris College64.7%
Reinhardt University92.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Lee University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 620
Math450 - 610
Total Score910 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 32
Math18 - 26
Composite Score21 - 28
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