Getting an opportunity to know and learn alongside people from different backgrounds is vital for preparing students for success in our global economy. With that in mind, the Lee University family appreciates diversity in many areas.
We will serve 4,505 total students this year, including 2,923 traditional undergraduates and 325 graduate-level students on campus. Students come to Lee from 46 U.S. states and 48 different nations, though the majority is from the southeastern United States. Lee has traditionally served many first-generation college students (23%), and 31% of students are from low-income families. Females represent 65% of undergraduates students, 8% are minority, and 2% are international. The university’s adult online division enrolls 713 non-traditional students and 100 students are enrolled at one of three international locations.
Diversity also extends to academic preparedness. Lee attracts a significant number of high-achieving students, and this fall, 48% of entering freshmen received between $5,000 and $12,500 in merit scholarships for their first year based on ACT or SAT scores at the 75th percentile or above. Lee offers the Kairos Scholars program for students who seek a rigorous academic experience. At the same time, Lee welcomes and nurtures students who are behind academically, helping these students discover their potential and succeed by pairing students with a student success coach through our academic support center, The HUB, including support specifically for first-generation students through our LEAP program.
While we are proud of our heritage as a Church of God-sponsored institution, we also strive to maintain our sense of openness and acceptance to Christians of many denominations. Here are just a few of the religious affiliations represented: Church of God of Prophecy, Assemblies of God, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Independent/Non-denominational, and Presbyterian. Our chapel services reflect our diversity as well, as the range of different ministers and musical groups demonstrates a wide variety of worship styles.