Cleveland, TN
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5 College Junior

Facilities: The fact that Lee is a Christian school makes it highly unique. Some students complain about curfews and no co-gender housing, etc. But personally, I think those things are what makes Lee a better place. The administrators care for us and only want the best for us. After all, those are some of the basic principles students at Lee should embrace.

Lee, however, does not have a set dress code. It would be to hard to actually implement it. Some take advantage of that though...

Lee has a beautiful campus and great people. It is really a home away from home.

4 College Junior

Facilities: We have a gym facility, not very updated, but definitely works for those who are just trying to do the basics. We have groups and classes available for Zumba and Yoga and all that stuff. They have recently been made free for all.

People seem to really enjoy the library also. The dining hall is above average, I say. But the people who work for the meal provider are what makes the cafeteria more enjoyable. They are all sweet, hard-working people.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: There is something for everyone. You can hide in the library or hang in the PCSU

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Lots of events, plenty of service activities. The soccer fields are great. Lots of clubs as well.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Facilities are great and more are being built all the time. We are building a new communications studies building right now, and it's supposed to have some great perks, like a great theater for movie screenings. The dorms seem great, although some are better than others. The president, Paul Conn does this thing once a year where he lets the students ask questions and request things and inform him of things they want fixed. He's very receptive.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 109th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 299th
    Best Student Centers
  • 410th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 629th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 1192nd
    Best Library

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Charity Yodis
Donetsk, Ukraine
Communications with an Emphasis in Journalism and Media Writing
Grad Year
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The general consensus from students and faculty alike is that campus at Lee is very beautiful. The University president is continually adding new features to the campus. The brick buildings, white pillars, and well-maintained landscape give Lee a pleasing atmosphere. One of the buildings that Lee students are not as fond of is the library. It is an older structure that some students think is somewhat dingy and dark. Although many students utilize the Lee Squires Library, some choose to go to the Cleveland Public Library. The athletic facilities are all up-to-date. There is a workout room for all students to use that has weights, treadmills, step machines, and so on. There are also special athletic rooms for the athletes with all of the equipment they need for training.

As far as entertainment goes, students will need to go off campus. Besides a couple of coffee shops such as Jazzman's and Dunkin' Donuts, nothing is open late on campus. There are no theaters or bowling alleys on campus, either. Most students find entertainment in the Cleveland area or in Chattanooga.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
120 acres
Student Centers
Paul Conn Student Union (PCSU)
Main Libraries
William G. Squires Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Alumni Park
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • PCSU
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
Jazzman's and Dunkin' Donuts are two coffee joints.
Movie Theater on Campus
"Green" Initiatives
Lee University has taken an initiative to designate trees around campus and in the Alumni Park. Another initiative Lee takes is to recycle on campus. Most of the offices have recycling bins with scheduled recycling pick-up times. However, the recycling is limited to offices; students do not have use of recycling bins on campus.
School Slang
  • The Commons: Coffee shop at Mayfield Annex building
  • Convocation: A week of worship services during the fall and spring semesters
  • The Lee Clarion: Lee's student-produced newspaper and website
  • The Lee Review: Literary magazine; a yearly publication of student poems, artwork, and stories
  • PCSU: Paul Conn Student Union
  • POF: Parade of Favorites Pageant
  • Rush parties: An opportunity to meet and/or express interest in Greek organizations
  • Tap Night and Reception: The night when the Greek clubs select their new members once each semester
  • U-Church: Lee's Sunday evening worship event held once a month
  • Vindagua: The Lee University yearbook
  • Dorm Wars: Once a year in the spring semester, all of the dorms compete against each other to raise money for a charity organization. Each dorm selects a dozen people for their team to compete against other dorms in random races and food challenges. The rest of the dorm members dress up and go to the event to support their teammates.
  • Midnight Breakfast: Every semester, on the night before Lee gives students a day off to study for finals, the cafeteria hosts Midnight Breakfast, where students can come eat and sing karaoke.
Urban Legends
  • Every female at Lee will get an engagement ring by spring. Also, if a guy and a girl walk under the Upsilon Xi Clock Tower when it chimes, they will get married.
  • The famous evangelist Billy Graham lived in Lee University's Medlin Hall (Graham attended Bob Jones College on what is now Lee's campus).
Favorite Things To Do
Many students like to hang out in the student center (Paul Conn Student Union). Lee also has great sports facilities for those who wish to relax with a game of tennis, racquetball, or basketball.
Student Organizations Web Site
Student Newspaper
Lee Clarion
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
The most active clubs on campus are the Greek clubs, social justice clubs, and diversity clubs. For students who do not wish to join any particular club, choirs can also be a great alternative. Most students are involved in something. The clubs offer a way to gain more interests and make new friends.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Model UN
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Opera
  • Pep band
  • Student government
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No
Did You Know?
Lee offers more than 80 various clubs and organizations for students to be a part of.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 37 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 5 responses

  • 43% PCSU
  • 29% Einstein's
  • 14% Dunkin' Donuts
  • 14% Dorm lobbies
  • 0% Alumni Park

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 54 responses

  • 4% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 11% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 35% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 50% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 50 responses

  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 2% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 40% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 58% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 5 responses

  • 50% Midnight Breakfast
  • 25% Dorm Wars
  • 25% Operation Christmas Child

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 44% Shenanigans Improv shows
  • 33% Hide in my room
  • 22% Hang out in the dorm lobbies

What is the most interesting urban legend about campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Ring by spring
  • 40% Stand under the bell tower w/ freshman = engaged


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