Lees McRae College: Review & Facts

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Lees McRae College is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 1,035 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
Fair
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 Nursing, Biology, Education, Criminal Justice, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges.


Student Retention
63%
Fair
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.

The student retention rate at Lees McRae College is relatively low at 63% (close to North Carolina average). Considering this statistic, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Lees McRae College is low: 38%. Around 52% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Lees McRae College is pretty decent: 15:1. Find out more details on instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$25,500
High
Average tuition cost is very high, about $24,200 a year. The additional fees at Lees McRae College beyond tuition are around $1,300; which totals $25,500 per year.

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

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
66%
Doable
As reported in recent government data, 1,400 applications were submitted and 931 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



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,900
Medium
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.

Safety
Grade
B-
Dicey
Lees McRae College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 800 students, which provides a good on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low, roughly $4,900 per academic year.

Based on the college crime numbers, Lees McRae College seems to be a generally safe 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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