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Profile 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.

Course Topics

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.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 882 in 2007 at Lees McRae.

Student Life

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
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching85elementary school teaching, drama and dance teaching
Drama and Performing Arts16drama
Security and Law Enforcement15criminology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14health and physical education, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Nursing and Emergency Medicine11registered nursing
Business and Management9business management
Liberal Arts8history, English, humanities, international studies, sociology, interdisciplinary studies
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science
Media6communication studies
Therapy and Counselling4psychology
Science3biology
Conservation and Resource Management2forest sciences, wildlife management
Religion and Philosophy1religion
Medicine1pre-med, pre-veterinary
Design0graphic design
Mathematics0mathematics

Contact: Lees McRae

Lees McRae College

275 College Drive

Banner Elk, NC 28604-0128

http://www.LMC. EDU

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