A friendly place for Fido

February 03, 2017

Of the 25 schools featured in the ‘Most Pet-Friendly Colleges Report’, Lees-McRae landed in the fifth spot.

The ranking, completed by LendEDU, a New Jersey-based student loan marketplace and reviewer, reported that the college offers, “some of the best pet guidelines and living situation for animal lovers across the country.”

The company compared and contrasted colleges based on their pet policies, number of pet-friendly on-campus housing units available, number of pets allowed in those housing units, on-campus pet diversity and the number of dog parks near campus.

Not only are students at the college allowed to bring pets in the residence halls, but also all staff, faculty and students are encouraged to bring their pets almost anywhere–even class.

Throughout the year, Lees-McRae hosts pet-friendly events including Homecoming Dog Court, “this shows how much they accept dogs at the campus!” according to the article.

Bringing a pet to college allows many to bring a piece of home with them to school, the article wrote. “On top of that, it is just plain cool that students have so much flexibility with their living situation. Having a pet on campus can add to the college experience considerably.”

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