Tuition & Fees

$27,521

$27,521

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
27%
400-499
41%
300-399
22%
200-299
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
21%
18-23
52%
12-17
25%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 836
Declined + 626
Total Received 1,462
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Private (nonprofit)

966

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Wildlife Biology
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. History
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Codes

SAT 5364
ACT 3116

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Location

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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 966
Established in 1900
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Banner Elk, NC

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).

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
yes
Students are 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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
27%
400-499
41%
300-399
22%
200-299
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
21%
18-23
52%
12-17
25%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
(waived if applicant visits campus)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
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
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 836
Declined + 626
Total Received 1,462

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Erin Healey
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 280-4562
F: 828 898-8707
admissions@lmc.edu

Financial Aid

72%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,399

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $25,625
Room $5,320
Board $5,550
Additional fees $1,896
Total $38,391
Average Financial Aid - $23,399
Total with Avg. Aid $14,992

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

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Cathy Shell
Director of Financial Aid
shell@lmc.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
cycling
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

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

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Athletic Directors

Craig Mcphail (men's)
Vice President Of Athletics And Club Sports
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division II), Conference Carolinas
Mascot
Bobcats
School colors
green, white, and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Biology/General
Biology/Nutrition
Biology/Pre-Health Science
Biology/Wildlife Rehabilitation
Biology/Wildlife Science
Business Administration
Communication Arts
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education
Emergency Medical Services
English
Health/Wellness Science
History
Human Services
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Outdoor Recreation Management
Performing Arts Studies
Psychology
Religious Studies
Special Education
Sport Administration
Teaching in Secondary Education
Theatre Arts Education
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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

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 Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
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

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

65

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

36

semester hours

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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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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

International Student Contact

Erin Healey
Vice President for Enrollment Management
healeye@lmc.edu

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