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191 Main Street
Banner Elk , North Carolina 28604

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Shelton Learning Commons, Burton Center for Student Success
191 Main Street
Banner Elk, NC 28604
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About Lees-McRae College

Lees-McRae College, located in Banner Elk, North Carolina, is a prestigious private not-for-profit university offering a wide range of programs and opportunities for students. Nestled in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, this four-year institution provides a unique educational experience in a beautiful natural setting.

At Lees-McRae College, students are provided with a nurturing and supportive environment that fosters academic excellence, personal growth, and community engagement. With a commitment to small class sizes, individual attention, and a hands-on approach to learning, the university ensures that each student receives a personalized education.

The campus itself is situated in the charming mountain town of Banner Elk, which adds to the overall appeal of the university. Banner Elk is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and vibrant outdoor recreational opportunities. Surrounded by national parks and forests, students have access to a wide range of activities including hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, and more. This unique setting not only enhances the college experience but also encourages students to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle.

Lees-McRae College offers an array of academic programs across various disciplines, ensuring that students can pursue their passions and interests. The university is known for its strong programs in the arts, health sciences, business, and education. Faculty members are experienced professionals in their respective fields, dedicated to imparting their knowledge and expertise to the students. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, students can expect personalized attention and mentorship throughout their academic journey.

In addition to its academic offerings, Lees-McRae College provides a wide range of extracurricular activities and organizations for students to explore. The university encourages students to get involved in campus life, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie. Whether it’s joining a club, participating in intramural sports, or engaging in community service, students have ample opportunities to develop leadership skills, make lifelong friendships, and create lasting memories.

Moreover, Lees-McRae College is committed to providing students with hands-on experiential learning opportunities. Through internships, research projects, and cooperative education programs, students gain real-world experience that prepares them for success in their future careers. The university also offers study abroad programs, allowing students to broaden their horizons and experience different cultures.

Furthermore, Lees-McRae College values inclusivity and diversity. It embraces students from various backgrounds, creating a campus community that celebrates different perspectives and experiences. This inclusive environment fosters a rich and vibrant campus culture where students can learn from one another and develop a greater appreciation for diversity.

Lees-McRae College prides itself on its commitment to accessibility and providing opportunities for all students. With an accessibility score of 1, the university ensures that individuals with disabilities have the necessary support and accommodations to thrive academically and socially. This dedication to inclusivity reflects the university’s core values of equity and empowerment.

In conclusion, Lees-McRae College offers a unique educational experience in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a focus on personalized education, a stunning natural environment, and a commitment to accessibility and diversity, the university provides students with the tools they need to succeed academically, professionally, and personally.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations