ic S/general/checkmark circled Thanks for subscribing! Be on the lookout for our next newsletter.
ic S/general/checkmark circled
Saved to My Favorites. View My Favorites
Colleges / Lees-McRae College

Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate59%
Acceptance Rate59%

About Lees Mcrae College

Lees-McRae College is a private, religious school in the rural area of Banner Elk, North Carolina. Lees Mcrae College was founded in 1900. The college currently enrolls around 873 students a year, including 872 undergraduate students.

Lees Mcrae College Acceptance Rate

In 2022, Lees Mcrae College accepted 59% of applicants. In 2022, 1,052 out of 1,777 total applicants were accepted.

Lees-McRae College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 59%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 72%
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 72%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 41%

To learn more about Lees-McRae College, choose from the options below:


Student Life


Tuition & Aid

Lees-McRae College Community Forums

Save Lees Mcrae College To Your College List

Click the heart icon in the top left to save Lees Mcrae College to the list of schools you're interested in applying to.

Considering Schools in North Carolina?

See a full list of colleges in North Carolina and save your favorites to your college list.

Tour Lees-McRae College

Lees-McRae College is locatedin Banner Elk, North Carolina,.

If you want to see Lees Mcrae College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 221 to Banner Elk, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Tri-Cities Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Lees-McRae College and Banner Elk are like without leaving home.

College Info

PO Box 128 Banner Elk, NC 28604

Campus Setting: Rural

Lees Mcrae College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lees Mcrae College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lees Mcrae College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Lees Mcrae College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1230


Math SAT Range

510 - 590


Reading SAT Range

530 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1230 and Above


1050 to 1230


1050 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Lees Mcrae College students is 1149. Applicants with SAT scores of 1230 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lees Mcrae College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1230 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lees Mcrae College.

Lees Mcrae College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Lees Mcrae College is like? There are approximately 873 students enrolled at Lees Mcrae College, including 872 undergraduate students and 1 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 68% percent are from NC and 32% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment


Campus Setting


Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
Do You Work at a University?

Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!

Claim Free Account
Scholarship Tips

Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!

Find Scholarships
Need Advice or Have a Question About Lees Mcrae College?

Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.

Join the Conversation