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Lee University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 462 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 2 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men


NAIA Division I

Southern States Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $46,154)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $49,902)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 8 10 - -
Baseball 29 - - -
Basketball 14 15 - -
Golf 11 6 - -
Soccer 20 25 - -
Softball - 22 - -
Tennis 7 8 - -
Volleyball - 15 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.3%
Hispanic 3.2%
Non-resident alien 5.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.5%
Two or more races 1.3%
White/non-Hispanic 77.2%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Shared library with other institution
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 1
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Student from Virginia
  • 4
  • Dorm life isn't too bad. As long as you are outgoing there will be people all around who would love to get to know you. They also have a lot…

  • Apr-19-2012 Read More
  • Brian from Philadelphia, TN
  • 4
  • dorm life is amazing!! the dorms and dorm community at lee is incredible for first and second year students. medlin hall is the oldest male's dorm on campus and has…

  • Feb-09-2012 Read More
  • Coleton from Union, OH
  • 5
  • Dorm life is one of the best parts of Lee! All of the residential advisors are fun and great with people. They always look for great activities and…

  • Aug-16-2013 Read More
  • A girl from Franklin, TN
  • 5
  • First off, I would like to say that the dorms are very much overpriced, but this seems to be the case at most colleges. However, they are really great for…

  • Jan-04-2015 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Jimi from Freeport, FL
  • Feb-08-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are a lot of good restaurants off campus but I didn't love the food in the dining hall. It's an all-you-can-eat type place where you just have to swipe in at the front.

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  • 1
  • A girl from Franklin, TN
  • Jan-04-2015 I am a current student here

    To be honest, the food is terrible. I think a lot of colleges have bad cafeteria food, but our cafeteria food is utterly terrible. The only days that the food may be somewhat acceptable are on frontline days or during Lee Day (since this is when prospective students will visit). Seriously, everyone jokes about how terrible Sodexo (the company that runs the cafeteria and the food places) is. I would get excited if something was not bad (which didn't mean that it was good, it just wasn't bad.) I can't even say how many times I found hair in my food. ..and it was apparent that often times they would serve left overs for the next couple of days..which is when they would come up with weird combinations like sweet and sour chicken burrito. There are 4 stations that are always the same: sandwich/wraps, hamburgers & fries, pizza & pasta, and then the soup (2 types that alternate) and salad bar. Then there were two sections that would always offer different food: the international and classics stations. There is also a dessert bar and an ice cream section (both soft serve and two cartons of ice cream that rotate flavors). Sometimes they would place out boxes of gluten free flour and other gluten free products. I don't know if this means that whatever they made had a gluten free substitute or not, but it didn't seem to have too many gluten free options (at the time that I would eat in the cafeteria, I didn't have to eat gluten free). There are also other food places: Jazzman's (coffee/bakery), a mini Chickfila, Subway, Dunkin' Donuts, Einstein's Bagels, and Sandella's (which is like Mexican-ish food). These places are all pretty good. Although all of Dunkin's food is pretty unhealthy. Einsteins is really good and I've heard good things about Sandella's, but both are pretty expensive. (I haven't had Sandellas cause I have to eat gluten free now). On the meal plan, you can eat at any of these places for a meal, which is $4.05. However, at most of these places, you can't actually get a meal for only $4.05, so you will most definitely have to dip into your flex (which is just extra money). Your flex will probably run out pretty quickly and you'll most likely have to buy burgundy bucks/declining balance. Flex can be used at any time and when you use a meal, flex, or declining balance, your purchase is tax free. The one really annoying thing is that you can only use 3 meals a day and you can't have your next meal until 2 (or it might be 3?) hours afterwards. So, if you come back from a break or leaving from the weekend and have 5 meals for 1 day, you just don't get to redeem those last 2 meals. The 2 hour limit can be really annoying especially since some places have short or inconvenient hours. For example, Chickfila is not open on the weekends. Also the meal plan is VERY expensive and is not worth it if you can get out of it. However, for freshman and transfers, it's a good way to meat others in the cafeteria. Only freshman are required to be on a meal plan. However, if you're a freshman but came in with enough credits to make you a sophomore, you can opt out of the meal plan in your 2nd semester. Lee does also have a food bank which is open for like 1.5-2 hours on weekdays. They have food there that's about to expire or is technically expired (though they say it's not actually bad once it's expired. They have a list for how long you can eat certain expired foods until). This is free for students without meal plans or students on the 10-meal plan (I don't know about the other meal plans).

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  • 4
  • Michelle from Franklin, Tn
  • Nov-26-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food in the cafeteria was yummy, and there were lots of options (including some healthy ones for the veggie-fanatics like myself).

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  • 5
  • Bre from Paw Paw, WV
  • Mar-28-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food and dining is great. Not only do they have the cafeteria with different types of food to offer but there are about four different places on campus to eat as well, such as Chick fil a & Subway.

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  • 2
  • Kristine from Stuart, FL
  • Mar-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Not so great when it comes to the cafeteria. Most students try to avoid it (the exception being on Frontline days). But having Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bagels,and Dunkin- Donuts can make up for it.

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  • 3
  • Rachel from Ohio
  • Mar-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Due to size, Lee has only one dining hall. The food is similar to your typical cafeteria food. However, Lee also has an on-campus Chick-fil-a, Subway, Einstein's Bagels, Dunkin' Donuts, and Jazzman's Cafe. Your meal plan can go towards meals at all of these on-campus restaurants.

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  • 4
  • Colleen from Charlotte, NC
  • Mar-01-2014 I am a current student here

    With Subway, Chickfila, Dunkin Donuts, Einstein Bagels and our dining hall, there are always options. The dining hall does not exactly have the best food because it is the same thing each month and sometimes the food is just straight sketchy. But honestly, it could be a lot worse and there are options at the dining hall such as: Homestyle (fried chicken and mashed potatoes usually), International (your guess is as good as mine some days), Sub Station (always a safe choice, but small), Salad bar (I mean, it's pretty hard to screw up a salad bar), soups, dessert station (DON'T TRUST THE PUDDING. I found a green bean mixed into my pudding cup one day.....), pizza station (gets kind of cold though BUT they do offer pasta and our pasta is delicious), grill (hamburgers, hotdogs and grilled cheeses) and lastly vegetarian (not much to say about it because I don't eat much from that station).

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  • 3
  • Caroline from Franklin, TN
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Cafeteria food is cafeteria food. But, there are other campus options that your meal plan includes like Subway, Chick-Fil-A, Duncan Donuts, Einstein's Bagels and more.

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  • 4
  • Tammy from Cleveland, TN
  • Feb-08-2014 I am a current student here

    The food in the dining hall is pretty good. There is also a Chic-fi-la on campus as well as a Dunkin Donuts and Einstein Bagel.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • A girl from Franklin, TN
  • Jan-04-2015 I am a current student here

    Lee has Greek clubs, which are basically the same things as frats and sororities. Although, currently, there is now one real frat and one real sorority, so that'll probably increase. The Greek clubs get a lot of bad rap cause I think some of the members tend to be cocky. Not all of the Greek clubs have the best reputation. Some are known for drinking/partying/weed,etc. However, it's a really good way to make a lot of friend quickly. Honestly, I wouldn't mind doing one and I have always been a little interested. However, there are membership fees that are more than I can afford and it;s a really big commitment. Most of them make their new tap raise all the money needed for the events that they put on (which can be like $5,000-$10,000). So, if you're a full time student and need to get good grades, you may want to think twice, however it is doable. It does seem pretty time consuming. No one really knows what happens at initiation. I've been told some things by some Greek members and other things have just been rumors. A girl that I know fairly who who is in the real sorority said that she wasn't hazed. Again, it seems like some of them encourage the party lifestyle. So you should probably pray about it before joining if you consider yourself a true Christian.

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  • 0
  • Rachel from Ohio
  • Mar-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Lee does not have nationally recognized sororities or fraternities, but they do have Greek clubs, which happen to be fairly similar.

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  • 0
  • Colleen from Charlotte, NC
  • Mar-01-2014 I am a current student here

    If you choose a Greek club, be prepared to dedicate your life to fundraising for the first semester. But you cannot apply to be in a Greek club until second semester freshman year. The Greek system is a club so there are no special housing or anything like that, so dues aren't too much. But the exclusivity is still present, just not as much as most because most of them are centered around faith.

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  • 0
  • Misses T
  • Feb-18-2014 I am a current student here

    We currently have a good number of Greek clubs - not official Greek fraternities and sororities, thought they are treated that way. We currently have one officially Fraternity and are currently in the process of getting a Sorority. There are no parties on campus.

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  • 0
  • Christopher from Benton, TN
  • Oct-27-2013 I am a current student here

    There are tons of Greek Club's on campus. The only downside is that they don't have houses. But, there are only 3 national Greek Clubs on campus.

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