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Lees-McRae College
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  • 4 Year
  • BANNER ELK, NC

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Lees-McRae is a private, Christian college located in Banner Elk, North Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 788 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Lees-McRae acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, Elementary Education, and Nursing. Graduating 44% of students, Lees-McRae alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,600.

About

191 MAIN STREET
BANNER ELK, NC 28604
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Conference Carolinas

Lees-McRae College Rankings

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LMC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
900-1140
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$24,390 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,087 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 13 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 16 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 16 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    75%
  • Online
    22%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
788 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
48
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Outdoor type
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 19 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
  • Friendly
    44%
  • Community
    33%
  • Small
    22%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 7 responses

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