Lees-McRae College

191 Main Street, Banner elk, NC 28604
Tel: (828)898-5241
Private not-for-profit | 837 students
A Presbyterian-affiliated institution founded in 1900 to serve the educational needs of the Southern Appalachian region,Lees-McRae College continues to provide a quality, values-based education in an ecumenical environment, inspiring andenabling individuals to contribute to a changing society with integrity and civic responsibility. Through a curriculum rootedin a liberal arts core and emphasizing leadership and service, graduates obtain knowledge, skills, and a holisticunderstanding of themselves and the world.

School Overview:

Lees-McRae College
CountyAvery County, NC
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
59 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment837 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
830 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
7 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
-2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
4%3%
% Black
6%6%
% White
89%84%
% Two or more races
1%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$23,950$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$23,950$24,744
 
Tuition21,625
Percent Admitted68%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)420-520450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)420-530460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)390-490440-570
ACT English (25-75%)15-2219-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2318-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)18-2220-25

School Notes:

  • Lees-McRae College is an academic community where classroom learning is meant to foster connectionswith life outside the classroom. To that end, we offer significant opportunities for service learning. Our commitment - our mission - is to educate thewhole person...mind, body, and spirit, and we hope it shows.
  • We provide a nurturing environment that encourages intellectual, spiritual, physical and socialgrowth. Our professors do so by combining learning with leadership development and community outreach. Our graduates will beable to think critically, adapt to a changing technological and global society, and value lifelong learning, integrity andresponsibility.
  • Lees-McRae College is proud to be a member of the Bonner Leaders programs. This offers students thechance to make service to others an integral part of their learning experience here at Lees-McRae College and to receiveacademic vouchers from Americorps in recognition of their service to others.
  • Lees-McRae College, located in the village of Banner Elk, North Carolina, has the highest elevation ofany college campus east of the Mississippi. Situated 4,000 feet above sea level in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NorthCarolina, the College has an invigorating and healthful climate.
  • Lees-McRae College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Collegesand Schools to award Baccalaureate degrees.
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