Lees-McRae College

Location
Banner Elk, NC
Student Size
838
College Type
Private University|Religious
Accceptance Rate
73%
Average Cost Per Year
$24,390
Student To Faculty Ratio
11:1

About Our College

Lees–McRae College was founded in Banner Elk as an all-female high school in 1899 by Reverend Edgar Tufts, a Presbyterian minister. He named the school The Elizabeth McRae Institute after a well-respected educator in 1900. School benefactor Suzanna Lees' name was added in 1903 and the school's name became the Lees-McRae Institute when the school was chartered by the state in 1907.

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