Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk, NC, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
71%
Acceptance Rate
1,190
Students Applied
67%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
124
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important 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
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$35
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
59%
Out-Of-State Students
28%
US States Represented
31
Countries Represented
16
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1030
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
460
75th
550
Reading
25th
460
75th
580
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
38%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
7%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
11
Top 25%
27
Top 50%
55

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-280-4562
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.23 Average Rating
If you like the outdoors, I would say this is one of the most beautiful places around. If you are interested in sports start talking to coaches now. If you are not an athlete this school offers a lot of extracurricular activities so look into getting involved, it will offer you more with your degree.
Jordan from Fries, VA
1) Its a small school! Be yourself, its a surprisingly accepting community here.
2) Get used to the idea of snow, and cold. One of the hardest things to adjust to is the weather! It is an incredible place to live at all times of the year, but you have to love snow!
3) Get involved. Its easy to be a face in the crowd, but here at Lees-McRae being involved in something is a great way to destress over school.
Brandon from Upper Darby, PA
Get a head start on the application process as well as on scholarships.

Try to convince your friends to come if you want to have some one you know there on campus with you.

Get use to walking and studying more.

Don't be afraid when someone starts petting their snake in the middle of science class.
Nancy from Elizabethton, TN
Get involved with Lees-McRae College activities and workplace. This is now your home away from home so you must make the best of it. Get to know your professors; they are your single greatest resource. They have spent many years becoming a trained professional in their field of study. Be assertive, create your own support systems and seek help immediately when you realize you may need it. Take advantage of the library and their tutoring services. Students working as tutors are intelligent individuals who have been exclusively handpicked and recommended, they are some of the elites. Remember to plan ahead to satisfy academic obligations and then make room for everything else. Challenge yourself, make thoughtful decisions, and think beyond the moment.

Keep in mind that you have a whole college career that you have worked hard for. Now that you have a grasp of what to expect it will make the transition much smoother. Stay focused, work hard and be proud of your alma mater.
Thelma from Charlotte, NC
Be open minded in meeting a diverse group of individuals from all over the world. Be ready to learn on an intense level of education, but don't be afraid to ask for help if needed. Our tutoring services are great and the teachers are all friendly and ready to get to know the students. Banner Elk is small so be prepared to not have as much outside activities to do, but the college provides us students with fun activities every week. The school is very small, so be prepared to know everyone or at least see everyone that goes to the school within the first couple of weeks. However, it is expanding as we speak. The campus is not very wheel chair friendly but it does have a few elevators.
Morgan from Wendell, NC
if you don't like snow, don't come here. as i'm writing this review, it's snowing. this is a place to ski and snowboard. also, be ready for a small town feel. this is not a college city; it is small. you have to know the area you're living in before you decide to come here.
show up to classes. there shouldn't be any reason for someone to fail a class here. the professors are very interested in knowing you. the class sizes are very, very small. if you fail a class, it's because you didn't show up.
don't worry if you seemed overwhelmed that a school could be so small that everyone knows everyone. i promise that you'll get there too.
Cassandra from Weldon, NC