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Lees-McRae College

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

Lees Mcrae College Academics

Lees-McRae College requires at least 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Lees Mcrae College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Lees Mcrae College does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 40% of students who start college at Lees Mcrae College graduate within six years.

Lees Mcrae College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available X
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Lees Mcrae College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Will I Take At Lees Mcrae College?

Lees Mcrae College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Lees Mcrae College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Lees Mcrae College

When choosing a major, Lees Mcrae College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Lees Mcrae College.

Student Designed Majors

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.

Senior Projects

Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.

Double Majoring at Lees Mcrae College

Lees Mcrae College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lees-McRae College

Does Lees Mcrae College Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ Lees Mcrae College offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Lees Mcrae College Have An Online Program?

✅ Lees Mcrae College has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Lees Mcrae College Offer AP Credit?

✅ Lees Mcrae College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Lees Mcrae College Have An Honors Program?

✅ Lees Mcrae College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Lees Mcrae College.

Does Lees Mcrae College Require Internships?

🟨 Lees Mcrae College does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.

Additional Information About Lees-McRae College

Lees-McRae College Library

The main library on campus is the Dotti M. Shelton Learning Commons and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Lees Mcrae College

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

Lees Mcrae College does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


Does Lees Mcrae College have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Lees Mcrae College does not have any ROTC programs.

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