Tuition & Fees

$26,198

$26,198

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
30%
400-499
45%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
14%
500-599
37%
400-499
42%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
27%
400-499
41%
300-399
22%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
42%
12-17
34%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
22%
18-23
41%
12-17
36%
6-11
0
30-36
1%
24-29
23%
18-23
56%
12-17
20%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

34%

66%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 965
Declined + 566
Total Received 1,531
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Private (nonprofit)

991

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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Codes

SAT 5364
ACT 3116

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 991
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: 1,144), 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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
27%
Top 1/2
55%
Bottom 1/2
45%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
30%
400-499
45%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
14%
500-599
37%
400-499
42%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
27%
400-499
41%
300-399
22%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
42%
12-17
34%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
22%
18-23
41%
12-17
36%
6-11
0
30-36
1%
24-29
23%
18-23
56%
12-17
20%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
(waived if applicant visits campus)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 965
Declined + 566
Total Received 1,531

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

Cost

Tuition $24,878
Room $5,142
Board $5,616
Additional fees $1,320
Total $36,956
Average Financial Aid - $24,611
Total with Avg. Aid $12,345

Financial Aid

70%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$24,611

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,031,377
State $1,693,459
Institutional $11,957,740
Other external $283,714
Total $15,966,290

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

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

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Biology/General
Biology/Nutrition
Biology/Pre-Health Science
Biology/Wildlife Rehabilitation
Biology/Wildlife Science
Birth-Kindergarten Education
Business Administration
Communication Arts
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education
Emergency Medical Services
English
History
Human Services
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Performing Arts Studies
Physical Education
Psychology
Religious Studies
Special Education
Sport Administration
Theatre Arts Education
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Undergraduate

100%

991
students

Female
66%
654

Male
34%
337

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

98%

978
students

Female
67%
646

Male
33%
332

undergraduatePart-time

2%

13
students

Female
62%
8

Male
38%
5

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
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

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

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
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Countries most often represented Australia
Brazil
Canada
Germany
The Bahamas
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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