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Lees-McRae College

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

Lees Mcrae College Admissions

If you are applying to Lees Mcrae College, the fee for the application costs $25.

Lees Mcrae College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Lees Mcrae College's admissions stats.

Lees Mcrae College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean SAT Score 1149
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 41%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 63%
Waitlist No

Lees-McRae College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Lees-McRae College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes December 15 January 15

Want to Apply Early to Lees Mcrae College?

Lees Mcrae College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 15. Lees Mcrae College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

Lees Mcrae College accepts about 72% of early action applicants and 59% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Lees Mcrae College admitted 47 of the 564 who applied early action.

➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Lees-McRae College

For more information on transferring to Lees-McRae College, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Lees Mcrae College

Lees Mcrae College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Lees Mcrae College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Lees Mcrae College

Wondering what factors are considered by Lees Mcrae College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Lees Mcrae College for more information on admission factors.

Lees Mcrae College Application Requirements

To apply to Lees Mcrae College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Lees Mcrae College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements TOEFL
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Lees Mcrae College?

Lees Mcrae College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Lees Mcrae College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Lees Mcrae College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 41% of Lees Mcrae College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 63% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Lees Mcrae College?

To be competitive with other Lees Mcrae College applicants, you should aim to score between 1050 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Lees Mcrae College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1050, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Lees Mcrae College student is 1149.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Lees Mcrae College students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Lees Mcrae College students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Lees Mcrae College?

To be most competitive at Lees Mcrae College, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Lees Mcrae College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Lees Mcrae College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Lees-McRae College

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Lees Mcrae College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Lees Mcrae College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Lees Mcrae College?

❌ Students who are admitted to Lees Mcrae College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Lees Mcrae College accept transfer credits?

✅ Lees Mcrae College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Lees Mcrae College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Lees Mcrae College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Lees Mcrae College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Lees Mcrae College?

❌ No, Lees Mcrae College is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Lees Mcrae College's acceptance rate?

✅ Lees Mcrae College's acceptance rate is 59%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Lees Mcrae College?

❌ Lees Mcrae College does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Lees Mcrae College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Lees Mcrae College was 72% in 2021.

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Lees Mcrae College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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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

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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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