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Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  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 795 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Lees-McRae acceptance rate is 55%. Popular majors include Nursing, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, and Zoology and Entomology. Graduating 46% 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

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

LMC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$22,357 / 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
$20,044 / 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
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 15 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 15 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • All
    27%
  • None
    73%
  • Some
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
795 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
53
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 4 responses
  • Outdoor type
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 18 responses
Poll
43%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Community
    25%
  • Small
    25%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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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