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Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk, NC

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Overview

Lees-McRae College is a 4-year institution located in Banner Elk, NC, in a rural setting.

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 128
Banner Elk, NC  28604
United States
Contact Amanda Merritt
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@lmc.edu
Phone: 828-898-8772
Fax: 828-898-8707

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agriculture/veterinary Preparatory Programs, Other Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Wildlife Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication And Media Studies, Other Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Drama And Dance Teacher Education Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) Checkmark
Health And Wellness, General Checkmark
Pre-physical Therapy Studies Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Facilities Management, General Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Human Services, General Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Musical Theatre Checkmark
Theatre/theatre Arts Management Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,430
Applied
1,048
Accepted
836
Enrolled
73%
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Female Admissions

893
Females Applied
673
Females Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

498
Males Applied
358
Males Accepted
72%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2
One recommendation
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: TOEFL

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan December 15th January 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 483 580
SAT Math 480 560
ACT Composite 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

26,490
Private
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Fees

2,400
Full-time student fees
11,550
Room & board
5,400
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

22,847
Avg. Financial Aid Package
23,921
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
21,883
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,040
Avg. Loan Aid
23,328
Avg. Grant Aid
18,681
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
70%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
6%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

836
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
29%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.52%
Black or African American 7.79%
White or Caucasian 73.26%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.48%
Asian 0.72%
Two or more races 2.16%
Other 7.31%

Gender

Male (33.37%)
Female (66.63%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 67%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Mountain Day, Appalachian Heritage Week and Mountain Day of Service

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
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Service Fraternities and Sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
1

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball No Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Soccer No Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball No Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Soccer No Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball No Division 2 Checkmark

Faculty

105
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 59
Part-time - 46
Male - 36
Female - 69
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