Banner Elk, NC
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Reviews 156 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Don't know much about it. Seems pretty chill. They do a lot of community service.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I think the school does pretty well with the facilities when you take into consideration how small our program is.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Students at Lees-McRae aren't allowed to live of campus.

1 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The Caf is awful. For the first semester there weren't even any options for people allergic to gluten or lactose intolerant. There are no healthy options. A lot of the food isn't as fresh as it could be and most of it look just plain physically appealing.

3 College Freshman

Computers: I don't really use computers on campus much because I have my own laptop.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: It's pretty good in diversity as far as private colleges go. We have a lot of gingers, I mean A LOT.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some dorms are better than others. The only thing that really stinks is that you have to live on campus all four years since its such a small town. None of the dorms have kitchen facilities so your also required to be on the meal plan all four years because of it.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most people are pretty friendly and helpful. Everyone knows everyone on campus since only about 700 students go here. It's a good atmosphere especially as far as people go.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The only time I really ever SEE drugs and alcohol are at parties and those are usually off campus.

3 College Freshman

Parking: There is no off campus parking since we have such a small school. You can only get a parking permit fr one of two places. If you are a girl you luck out because you get to park right outside your dorm, however if your a guy you have to park on the complete other side of campus and it takes 10 minutes t walk to the dorms or any classes from there.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid office really works with you to find all your options and get scholarships from as many different areas as you can. I personally was able to get an academic, athletic, honors, and performing arts scholarships which all added up to make a big difference.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Lees-McRae has an excellent tech support. I love the Mac lab and the hours tat it has. Anyone is able to use it during the hours and even the printing is great.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Campus dining isn't exactly the best, but hey where is food always the best? Its what you would expect from such a small school, the food may be bland and the same choices just about every day, but life comes with struggles and dealing with the food is one of them, if you wan better food options than what the cafeteria can offer Lees-McRae has a bar and grill named Wily's that's pretty great.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The townsfolk of Banner Elk are the kindest, sweetest people I've ever met its almost as if the town and everyone in it is a family, they'll get to know you real quick due to the small size and just about every month or s the town has an event that everyone at the college can participate in, and it just fantastic.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: To be in the Comm Arts field at Lees-McRae is en of the greatest experiences I'd have to say the students ll get along, and the professors give great one on one advice that you normally wouldn't see in the other majors. I feel that being an art student at this school is just fantastic.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are wonderful the professors get to know you on a personal level and they even will offer to have meeting with you way outside of class time. The workload is never something that can't be managed, and if it becomes too much a quick chat with the professors is something that can be arranged.

College Sophomore

Transportation: The campus size is so small that campus transportation is really not needed.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: No one gives student discounts :(

1 College Senior

Campus Dining: Over Priced and horrible. A few real options…mashed potato pizza, mashed potatoes mixed with sweet corn, etc.

1 College Senior

Campus Housing: Very small compared to other colleges, and you are required to live in campus housing ALL FOUR YEARS!!!! No sinks in the dorm rooms, and very outdated and small when compared to to other colleges dorms. You can't even adjust the heat in your dorm, and no A/C!

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: No handicap access if injured. We have classes in bad snow and ice when we shouldn't. People fall and injure themselves. Last semester a girl on crutches fell and broke her arm as well (on ice)!

1 College Senior

Greek Life: They are pretty horrible. No national affiliation, and I've never seen any of them do a philanthropic event.

5 College Senior

Academics: Awesome, the Finance and Accounting teachers are great.

2 College Freshman

Computers: Wifi is hard to maintain.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: They are old stone buildings. Very beautiful. No AC, heat runs constantly throughout winter. You can't adjust it. Very strict. Close to parking lot and class.


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