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Lees-McRae College Admission Requirements

Banner Elk, North Carolina

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Chances of getting into Lees McRae College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
73%
Admission Difficulty for Lees McRae College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Lees-McRae College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Lees-McRae College is 73%.  It ranks #32 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Lees-McRae College is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,048 out of 1,430 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent (SAT 963/1140 ACT 18/24). 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Lees McRae College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

Lees-McRae College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
963-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for Lees McRae College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 483
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 963
SAT Scores for Lees McRae College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lees McRae College?

Lees McRae College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 963 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 880. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. Lees-McRae College ranks #20 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lees McRae College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1140 and Above Good >84%
1051 to 1140 Avg + 73%-84%
963 to 1051 Avg - 59%-73%
875 to 963 Reach 43%-59%
Less than 875 Low <43%
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Lees-McRae College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
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ACT Scores for Lees McRae College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Lees McRae College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Lees-McRae College?

Admission data indicates that Lees-McRae College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lees McRae College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lees McRae College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >84%
21 to 24 Avg + 73%-84%
18 to 21 Avg - 59%-73%
15 to 18 Reach 43%-59%
Less than 15 Low <43%
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Lees-McRae College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Lees McRae College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

Lees McRae College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 893 498 1,430
Accepted 673 358 1,048
Acceptance Rate 75% 72% 73%
Enrolled 115 80 195
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 22% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Lees McRae College is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lees McRae College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Lees McRae College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lees McRae College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198808 IPEDS survey data for Lees McRae College.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Lees McRae College?

73% of those who apply are granted admission to Lees-McRae College. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Lees McRae College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 963 and 1140. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Lees McRae College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.