Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk, NC, USA
3.48 Average Rating

Lees-McRae College is a 4-year institution in Banner Elk, North Carolina. Lees-McRae offers 20 majors and 20 minors on its campus, which sits at an elevation of 4,000 ft., making it the highest elevated campus in the eastern US. Providing 11 different housing types, the university is bicycle-friendly and pet-friendly, offering housing units for furry friends and dog parks near campus. Lees-McRae College is also home to the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, John B. Stephenson Center for Appalachia, and The New Opportunity School for Women, which assists low-income women from 30-55.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Rural
In State Students
59%
Out of State Students
36%
0
100
63%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018 December 15, 2018
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2018 January 5, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
921
Total Number of Undergrads
921
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
30%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
38%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,832
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$24,878
Out-of-State Tuition
$24,878
0
100
68%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$16,785
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
20
Size of Town
Rural: Distant
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Hickory
Charlotte
Greensboro
Raleigh
Asheville
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
68%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$33,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.48 Average Rating
i love lees-mcrae. it is a beautiful mountain school that makes you feel like you live in a personal snow globe. this school prides itself on a strong community.
Cassandra from Weldon, NC
Lees-McRae offers the most variety that I have seen so far at colleges.

Lees-McRae offers more rigorous courses for students who like to be challenged in class.

Lees-McRae is located on a beautiful campus that will inspire many different types of people.
Nancy from Elizabethton, TN

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