Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk, NC

Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk, NC

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Tuition & Fees

$27,390

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
483
75th
560
25th
480
75th
23
25th
16
75th
22
25th
16
75th
24
25th
18
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undergraduateRatios

31%

male

69%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,048
Declined 382
Total Received 1,430
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Private

920

undergraduate students

2

graduate 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 920
Established in 1900
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Presbyterian

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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

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
483
75th
560
25th
480
75th
23
25th
16
75th
22
25th
16
75th
24
25th
18

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Other application fee (waived if applicant visits campus)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,048
Declined 382
Total Received 1,430

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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Financial Aid

100%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$16,898

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $26,140
Room $5,320
Board $6,150
Additional fees $1,250
Books & supplies $600
Total $39,460
Average Financial Aid - $16,898
Total with Avg. Aid $22,562

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,296,760
State $1,694,335
Institutional $8,099,405
Other external $229,496
Total $12,319,996

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $794,280
Other external
Total $794,280

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 280-4562, extension 8793
F: 828 898-8814

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, golf, kickball, soccer, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division II), Conference Carolinas

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Biology Teacher Education.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Drama and Dance Teacher Education.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic).
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Health and Wellness, General.
History, General.
Musical Theatre.
Nutrition Sciences.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General.
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies.
Pre-Veterinary Studies.
Psychology, General.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
Wildlife Biology.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Wildlife Biology
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. History

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

920

total students

58%

in-state

42%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

920
students

Female
69%
631

Male
31%
289

0%

2
students

Female
0%
0

Male
100%
2

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

842
students

Female
68%
570

Male
32%
272

8%

78
students

Female
78%
61

Male
22%
17

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

18%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

65

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

36

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 17
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
Norway
Sweden
The Netherlands
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Special orientation
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