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Lees Mcrae College Student Life

Lees Mcrae College is on a 460-acre campus in a rural setting in Banner Elk, North Carolina. There are many activities and organizations for Lees Mcrae College students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, , and more.

Lees Mcrae College does not have fraternities or sororities.

The Lees Mcrae College community comes together each year for Mountain Day, Appalachian Heritage Week and Mountain Day of Service.

Lees Mcrae College Housing

Lees Mcrae College offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Lees Mcrae College students live on campus. In 2021, 67% of undergrads at Lees Mcrae College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 33% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Lees Mcrae College. There are 632 spots available in on-campus housing for all 836 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 555 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Lees Mcrae College offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Lees Mcrae College Athletics

At Lees Mcrae College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Lees Mcrae College:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Lacrosse NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Tennis NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Track And Field NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Volleyball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Is Lees Mcrae College Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Lees-McRae College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Lees Mcrae College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Lees Mcrae College has 1.

Plan a Visit to Lees Mcrae College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Lees Mcrae College, take U.S. Highway 221 to Banner Elk, NC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Tri-Cities Regional airport.

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Keep Reading About Lees Mcrae College

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Lees Mcrae College Students

66%

Women

34%

Men

94%

Full Time

6%

Part Time

71%

In State

29%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

73%

8%

7%

6%

3%

2%

1%

0.48%

Undergraduate Students

836

Non-Resident / International Students

23

Graduate Students

2

Lees Mcrae College Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

838

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

73%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$28,890

Out-of-State

$28,890

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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