Lees-McRae College

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Lees-McRae College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Banner Elk, NC, a predominately rural area. The small size of enrollment, which is approximately around 930 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

An estimated 50% of all students which applied were admitted at Lees-McRae College, and from those that were granted acceptance about 23% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at lmc.edu.

Overall Lees-McRae College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Lees-McRae College was reported as 54.8% in Fall 2020 with over 1,400 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Lees-McRae College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 63.0%
  • 2017-2018: 70.8%
  • 2018-2019: 57.2%
  • 2019-2020: 54.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 55.3%

How Does Lees-McRae College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lees-McRae College is three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

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Montreat College55.7%
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Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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