Study at Lees McRae CollegeProfile of Lees McRae College
Lees McRae is found in Banner Elk, NC. Banner Elk is a rural area. Applicants to the school are attracted by its Presbyterian Church (USA) identity. Lees McRae is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Bachelor's degree at the school.
Lees McRae is known for its programs in drama and performing arts, education and teaching, and nutrition and exercise therapy.
Lees McRae Selectivity
Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 430. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 550. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.
Students numbered 882 in 2007 at Lees McRae.
The school has a residential or campus feel. Lees McRae offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Lees McRae values student athletics, and belongs to the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"A Presbyterian-affiliated institution founded in 1900 to serve the educational needs of the Southern Appalachian region, Lees-McRae College continues to provide a quality, values-based education in an ecumenical environment, inspiring and enabling individuals to contribute to a changing society with integrity and civic responsibility. Through a curriculum rooted in a liberal arts core and emphasizing leadership and service, graduates obtain knowledge, skills, and a holistic understanding of themselves and the world. "
Lees McRae Programs and Degrees
Contact: Lees McRae
Lees McRae College
275 College Drive
Banner Elk, NC 28604-0128