Lees - McRae is found in Banner Elk, NC. Banner Elk is a rural area. Applicants to the school are attracted by its Presbyterian Church (USA) identity. Lees - McRae is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Bachelor's degree at the school.
Lees - McRae is known for its programs in drama and performing arts, education and teaching, nutrition and exercise therapy.
Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 420. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 430 and 530.
Students numbered 882 in 2007-2008 at the school.
Lees - McRae has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Lees - McRae offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference, Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference. Lees - McRae offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"A Presbyterian-affiliated institution founded in 1900 to serve the educational needs of the Southern Appalachian region, Lees-McRae College continues to provide a quality, values-based education in an ecumenical environment, inspiring and enabling individuals to contribute to a changing society with integrity and civic responsibility. Through a curriculum rooted in a liberal arts core and emphasizing leadership and service, graduates obtain knowledge, skills, and a holistic understanding of themselves and the world."
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