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Lees-McRae College
Lees-McRae College 275 College Drive Banner Elk, NC 28604 Phone: (828) 898-5241 x0
  • General Information
    About Lees-McRae College

    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 and enabling individuals to contribute to a changing society with integrity and civic responsibility. Through a curriculum rooted in a liberal arts core and emphasizing leadership and service, graduates obtain knowledge, skills, and a holistic understanding of themselves and the world.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Presbyterian Church (USA)
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Rural: Distant
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 1,723
    Percent Admitted 60%
    Men Admitted 3%
    Women Admitted 4%
    Full Time Retention Rate 66%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 420 520
      Math 430 530
      Writing 420 520
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 19 24
      English 17 24
      Math 18 23
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,011
    Native American 0.0
    Asian 5.0
    African American 53.0
    Hispanic 24.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 886
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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