Lees-McRae College

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world rank  4248

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University Overview

Established in 1900, Lees-McRae College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the village of Banner Elk (population range of under 2,500 inhabitants), North Carolina. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Lees-McRae College (LMC) is a very small (EduListing enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Presbyterian religion. Lees-McRae College (LMC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 120 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym LMC
Founded 1900
Motto In Montibus, Ex Montibus, Pro Montibus
In the mountains, of the mountains, for the mountains
Colours Green and gold

University Location

Address 191 Main Street W
Banner Elk (population range: under 2,500)
28604-0128 North Carolina
United States
T +1 (828) 898 5241
F +1 (828) 898 8814

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office PO Box 128
Banner Elk 28604
+1 (828) 898 8723
800 280 4562

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Presbyterian Christian-Presbyterian Presbyterian Church (USA) - www.pcusa.org

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Lees-McRae College's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education CAATE
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020