Why Choose Lees-McRae?Why Choose Lees-McRae?

Why Choose Lees-McRae?

Quality, Affordable Education

1. Quality, Affordable Education

Approximately 95% of our students receive some type of financial aid. We offer a variety of merit and need-based scholarship programs as well as assistance through the federal financial aid process.


Distinctive Academic Programs

2. Distinctive Academic Programs

With 16 majors and 13 minors, our challenging intellectual environment has something for every student. From Wildlife Biology to a Cycling Minor, our unique offerings are perfectly suited for our precious environment. An Honors Program and five honor societies provide scholarly exchange for gifted students.


Outstanding, Personable Faculty

3. Outstanding, Personable Faculty

Nationally recognized scholars and professionals offer the full benefit of their knowledge in an intimate teaching atmosphere. Student to faculty ratio is 14:1


Location, Location, Location

4. Location, Location, Location

Nestled in the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, our campus is beautiful year-round and our academic programs take advantage of this natural laboratory every day. Schedule a visit and experience Lees-McRae for yourself.


5. Sacred Campus Traditions

From Mountain Day of Service to the New Opportunity School for Women, Lees-McRae is rooted in traditions of service learning opportunities and upholds the importance of spiritual, physical and mental growth for its entire campus community.


Unique Wellness Programs

6. Unique Wellness Programs

More than 300 Bobcat student-athletes compete in 17 NCAA sports teams and are recipients of 33 Conference Championships and 10 National Championships. In addition to varsity athletics, Lees-McRae offers intramurals, recreation outlets, a tobacco-free campus and pet-friendly residence halls.


Preparation for Successful Futures

7. Preparation for Successful Futures

Lees-McRae is a perfect fit for students looking to develop their social, professional and leadership skills in a safe, nurturing environment. With a student body of approximately 900 students, more than 26 student clubs and organizations, internship opportunities, a well-recognized Business Advisory Council, exclusive Cycling Advisory Council, study abroad opportunities and more, Lees-McRae graduates gain a well-rounded experience and the confidence to elevate their future!