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Lees Mcrae College Admissions

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

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Lees Mcrae College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Lees Mcrae College 2021 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 51%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 49%
Waitlist No

Applying Early to Lees Mcrae College?

Lees-McRae College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is December 15, which is coming up fast! Lees Mcrae College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

Lees Mcrae College accepts about 71% of early action applicants and 73% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Lees Mcrae College admitted 261 of the 368 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Lees-McRae College

It is slightly difficult to get into Lees Mcrae College. Lees Mcrae College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Lees Mcrae College accepted 73% of all applicants, around 1,048 of the 1,430 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Lees Mcrae College, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

It is slightly difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What Does Lees Mcrae College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Lees Mcrae College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Lees Mcrae College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

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

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

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

Lees Mcrae College doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of 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 2021, 51% of Lees Mcrae College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 49% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Lees Mcrae College students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 483 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Lees Mcrae College students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 483 or higher.

To be most competitive at Lees Mcrae College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Lees Mcrae College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Lees Mcrae College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Transferring to Lees-McRae College

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted 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

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 whether or not to send your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is Lees Mcrae College's acceptance rate?

Lees Mcrae College's acceptance rate is 73%.

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

The early action acceptance rate at Lees Mcrae College was 71% in 2021.

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Lees Mcrae College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Lees Mcrae College? Lees Mcrae College is a less selective institution. The Lees Mcrae College acceptance rate is 73%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.



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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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above


18 to 24


18 and Less


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Lees Mcrae College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

480 - 560


Reading SAT Range

483 - 580

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Lees Mcrae College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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