Lees McRae College: Review & Facts

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Lees McRae College is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 840 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1900 and is the only institution located in Banner Elk, North Carolina.

Lees McRae College is affiliated with Presbyterian Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
26
Lees McRae College will give you the option to get a bachelor's degree.

Lees McRae College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 26 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Business, Psychology, Management, and Nursing. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
55%
The student retention rate at Lees McRae College is low at 55% (below North Carolina average). Considering this statistic, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Lees McRae College is low: 46%. Around 52% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Lees McRae College is pretty decent: 14:1. Find out more details on instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$24,000
Average tuition cost is high, about $23,500 a year. The additional fees at Lees McRae College beyond tuition are around $500; which totals $24,000 per year.

Read the details about Lees McRae College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
68%
As reported in recent government data, 1,266 applications were submitted and 855 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get accepted at this school.

The school will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Lees McRae College in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
C-
Lees McRae College provides study abroad programs and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Lees McRae College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Lees McRae College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 700 students, which provides a good on-campus housing option.

Based on the college crime data, Lees McRae College appears to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Lees McRae College Location and Maps



Post Address: Lees McRae College, 191 Main Street, Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604, USA
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