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Lees-McRae College

Banner Elk, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate62%

About Lees Mcrae College

Lees-McRae College is a private, religious college in the rural area of Banner Elk, North Carolina. Lees Mcrae College was founded in 1900. The college enrolls around 855 students a year, including 864 undergrad students.

Lees Mcrae College Acceptance Rate 2022

Lees Mcrae College admitted 62% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 1,711 students applied to Lees Mcrae College and 1,062 were admitted.

Lees-McRae College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 62%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 7%
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 7%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 9%

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Lees-McRae College is located in Banner Elk, North Carolina,.

If you are interested in seeing 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.

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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

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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.

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Lees Mcrae College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1170


Math SAT Range

513 - 538


Reading SAT Range

508 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1170 and Above


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1040 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Lees Mcrae College students is 1107. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lees Mcrae College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lees Mcrae College.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Lees Mcrae College is like? There are approximately 855 students enrolled at Lees Mcrae College, including 864 undergraduate students and -9 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 64% percent are from NC and 36% percent of students are from other states.


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