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Lee University

Cleveland, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate83%
Acceptance Rate83%

Lee University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Lee University, the fee for the application is $25.

Students who submit their applications to Lee University for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Lee University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Lee University's admissions stats.

Lee University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 28%
Mean SAT Score 1117
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 21%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 74%
Waitlist No

Lee University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Lee University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to Lee University?

Lee University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Lee University Admissions

Is Lee University Difficult To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Lee University. Lee University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Lee University accepted 83% of all applicants, approximately 1,843 from the 2,222 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Lee University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Lee University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Lee University

Lee University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Lee University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Lee University

Wondering what factors are considered by Lee University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Lee University for more information on admission factors.

Lee University Application Requirements

To apply to Lee University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Lee University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Other Requirements MMR immunization record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Lee University?

Students admitted to Lee University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 53% submitted a class rank. At Lee University 28% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 55% were in the top 25% and 79% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Lee University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 32%
3.75 and 3.99 27%
3.50 and 3.74 16%
3.25 and 3.49 10%
3.00 and 3.24 6%
2.50 and 2.9 6%
2.00 and 2.49 2%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Lee University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Lee University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Lee University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 21% of Lee University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 74% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Lee University?

To be competitive with other Lee University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1000 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Lee University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Lee University student is 1117.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Lee University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Lee University students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Lee University?

To be most competitive at Lee University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Lee University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Lee University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Lee University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Lee University.

Transfer students can enroll in Lee University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Lee University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Lee University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Lee University.

Does Lee University accept transfer credits?

✅ Lee University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Lee University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Lee University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Lee University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Lee University?

✅ Lee University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Lee University's acceptance rate?

✅ Lee University's acceptance rate is 83%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Lee University?

❌ Lee University does not offer early decision.

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Lee University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Lee University? Lee University is a somewhat selective institution. The Lee University acceptance rate is 83%. This means that the institution accepts 82 out of every 100 applicants.


Lee University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Lee University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1230


Math SAT Range

500 - 600


Reading SAT Range

500 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1230 and Above


1000 to 1230


1000 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Lee University students is 1117. Applicants with SAT scores of 1230 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lee University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1000 to 1230 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1000 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lee University.

Lee University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Lee University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.73. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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