Lees-McRae College

226 reviews
  1. Banner Elk, NC
  2. 4 Year
C-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    D
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C
Lees-McRae College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Conference Carolinas
Address
191 Main Street
Banner Elk, NC 28604
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$21,057/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,030/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,253/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,315/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,645/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,383/ year

Academics

Professors
D
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
930Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
30%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
40%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.15 responses
Poll
40%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.20 responses
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After Lees-McRae College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
50%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.4 responses

Reviews

226 reviews
  • Excellent
    40
  • Very Good
    68
  • Average
    83
  • Poor
    17
  • Terrible
    18
Campus is BEAUTIFUL! The professors are amazing and the academic programs are really well-rounded. There are things that need improvement, like there are at all schools, but over-all it's wonderful.
  • College Freshman
  • 6 months ago
The school and atmosphere is great. The cafe food isn't great. Other than that the classes are very helpful. The teachers are great. The students are great.
  • College Sophomore
  • 8 months ago
This school is wonderful. I would love to stay here but I am in need of more scholarships. This school is small, friendly, accepts people from all over the world and has great outdoor activities; not too mention that the school has stunning views of the mountains all around. I highly recommend this school.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago