Lees-McRae College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Lees-McRae College
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Lees-McRae College Admissions Overview:

The admissions bar at Lees-McRae is not overly high, and "B" students have a good chance of being admitted. The school is test-optional; students are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of the application. Students applying to Lees-McRae will need to submit an application along with official high school transcripts. For more information, be sure to check out the admissions webpage on the school's website, and/or contact the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

Lees-McRae College Description:

Located in Banner Elk, North Carolina, and about 4,000 feet above sea level, Lees-McRae College is a private, four-year Presbyterian college and a great place for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. With about 850 students and a student-faculty ratio of 15 to 1, Lees-McRae provides students with an intimate learning environment. The college is proud of its Outdoor Programs Department and the miles of running, biking, and hiking trails on their tobacco-free, 460 acre campus. The college also has over 26 student organizations including intramural sports, fraternities and sororities, and clubs like Beekeeping and Quidditch.

Lees-McRae is a member of the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas, but their cycling team is Division I including five national championships. For those who can’t stand to leave the family pet behind, students in their second year can apply to live in a pet-friendly room, and bring their furry (or feathered or scaled) friend along.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 991 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 34% Male / 66% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,648
  • Books: $550 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,392
  • Other Expenses: $5,040
  • Total Cost: $41,630

Lees-McRae College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 69%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,785
    • Loans: $7,712

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminology, Elementary Education, Nursing

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 58%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 33%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 38%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Cross Country, Tennis, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Tennis, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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