Lees-McRae College

191 Main St W, Banner Elk, United States
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Overview of Lees-McRae College

About this school

Lees-McRae, founded in 1900, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 400-acre campus is located in Banner Elk, 50 miles from Johnson City, Tenn.
  • Website


    www.lmc.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:991
    • Men:337 (34.0%)
    • Women:654 (66.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Lees-McRae College is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 128
City, State, Zip
Banner Elk, NC  28604
Phone
(828) 898-5241
Fax
(828) 898-8814
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
63% of 1,531 applicants were admitted
Women
63% of 993 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 538 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
329 (34%) of 965 admitted students enrolled
Women
216 (35%) of 623 admitted students enrolled
Men
113 (33%) of 342 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.48
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
23%
• Score 18 - 23
56%
• Score 12 - 17
20%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $26,198 (60.37796727356534%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,758 (24.793731274487207%)
  • Other Expences: - $550 (1.2675731735422908%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,884 (13.560728278405163%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Lees-McRae College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 31
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002923
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
193 (94.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
176 (91.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
176 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$24,172
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 151 (85.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,860
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 176 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,850
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 176 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
11 (5.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,480

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
748 (84.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
681 (91.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
681 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
6 (.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$25,260
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 586 (86.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,625
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 649 (95.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,441
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 600 (88.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
82 (9.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,910

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


49

Part-Time Faculty


86

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


24%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 35% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
389,944

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Lees-McRae College provides none

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


58.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


32.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


37.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


38.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (18)


  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Criminology
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Wildlife Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


1,028

Nearest Metropolitan Area


460 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
29.6 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
45 mile(s) from campus in Kingsport, Tenn.
Nearest Bus Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Johnson City, Tenn.
Nearest Train Station
55 mile(s) from campus in Asheville

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


58% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


42%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bobcat
School Colors
Forest green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Lees-McRae College offers choral groups, drama theatre

Sororities


4% of women participate

Fraternities


3% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


978

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
991
Women
654
Men
337

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 32.1% Asian
  • 6.6% Black/African-American
  • 4.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 73.3% White
  • 12.3% Unknown

International Students


2.3% from 10 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources