Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk, NC

Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk, NC

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Tuition & Fees

$27,521

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
1%
24-29
21%
18-23
51%
12-17
24%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 836
Declined 626
Total Received 1,462
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Private

966

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Lees-McRae College, founded in 1900, is a private, four-year, residential college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Its 460-acre campus is located in the town of Banner Elk.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 966
Established in 1900
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Scholarships

460-acre, semi-rural campus in Banner Elk (population: 1,129), 17 miles from Boone and 50 miles from Johnson City, TN. Air serves Kingsport, TN (45 miles); bus serves Johnson City; train serves Asheville (55 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Rural community
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Tri-Cities Regional

Lees–McRae College
191 Main Street
Banner Elk, NC
28604

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
62%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Mountain Day
  • Appalachian Heritage Week
  • Mountain Day of Service
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
1%
24-29
21%
18-23
51%
12-17
24%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $35
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.5

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 836
Declined 626
Total Received 1,462

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA

Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,553

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $25,625
Room & board $10,870
Additional fees $1,896
Books & supplies $550
Other fees $3,005
Total $41,946
Average Financial Aid - $5,553
Total with Avg. Aid $36,393

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminology
Design and Visual Communications, General
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Human Services, General
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Musical Theatre
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Wildlife Biology
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

966

total students

72%

in-state

28%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

966
students

Female
66%
634

Male
34%
332

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

915
students

Female
65%
590

Male
35%
325

6%

51
students

Female
87%
44

Male
13%
7

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 66%
Student 4 year graduation rate 35%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

177

Transfer students enrolled

18%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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