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Lake Erie College


Students Experience Culture and Outdoor Fun in Cleveland, Ohio

On the shores of Lake Erie, in the Great Lakes Region, students can discover Cleveland, a city of culture, outdoor fun, and professional sporting events. Located in Ohio, Cleveland is a city with a calendar of events to satisfy an array of interests.

Sports fans who love action will have their choice of professional baseball, basketball and football, plus hockey and soccer. The music lover will want to take a tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and its museum. Cleveland has a renowned orchestra, a theatre arts center with a full schedule of plays, a zoo with special events, and art museums with interactive exhibits.

During warm weather, there are lake sports and world-class sport fishing to welcome people outdoors. College students who visit Lake Erie can take to the water for kayaking, swimming, boating, jet-skiing and even parasailing! Ohio makes the most of winter with skating rinks and ice chutes for tobogganing. In the region, there are also areas for sledding and skiing. Natural adventures continue in the spring with hundreds of miles of bike trails.

Thirty miles east of Cleveland, students will find the town of Painesville, Ohio, and the campus of Lake Erie College. A highlight of this college is its nearby Equestrian Center, with acreage, barns, and an arena that support its equine studies program.

Established in 1856, Lake Erie College welcomes students as a private institution offering a range of undergraduate majors, as well as master's degrees in education and business administration. Founded on a liberal arts curriculum, the four-year, co-educational college now offers educational degree programs, concentrated study, internships, and study abroad.

Opportunities Abound in Fine Arts and Pre-Health Programs

At Lake Erie College, the fine arts program allows participants to follow their creative pursuits while also learning about other artistic disciplines. Students who study or major in fine arts will choose a concentration in a specific artistic area, such as music, theatre, dance or visual arts. They will attend small classes and take advantage of studios that cater to their concentration, as well as at least two other art disciplines.

Students of the fine arts utilize special facilities and performance settings for creative expression, such as a dance studio and art gallery. Lake Erie College emphasizes personalized attention, academic advising, and individualized instruction in its coursework. The faculty themselves are contributors to the artistic community. Study abroad experiences are available for those Lake Erie students majoring in fine arts and other courses of study.

A Bachelor of Science in pre-health is designed for students interested in a health-related career or in attending medical, pharmacy, dental or veterinary school. Those desiring a career in the medical field can choose pre-health as their degree program and take freshman biology, chemistry and math courses. After this first year, the student's eligibility to continue with this course of study will be evaluated.

Students who continue with the program will have access to the resources of a mentoring plan to help with graduate applications and admissions, if needed. The pre-health program features internship opportunities; advanced curriculum and computer facilities; and promising student acceptance rates into advanced degree programs in medicine, research, dentistry, and more. Pre-health careers also take students into other related fields that may not require an advanced degree, such as laboratory work or chemical sales.

A Robust Variety of Student Life Activities

Lake Erie College is a community rich with student life traditions like Mountain Day- an event that originated in 1903. Every year, students are excused from classes on Mountain Day to participate in recreational activities and service projects. To promote ongoing campus involvement, the student life office distributes a list of organizations, clubs, and teams recognized by its office and the student government.

These student organizations cover academic, environmental, sports, journalistic, and scholastic areas. There are active fraternities and sororities on campus too. Students meet with a representative from the student life office during the academic year to learn more about student organizations that interest them and to discuss their personal goals for a campus experience.

For new students, additional support can be found in campus services, such as the Student Success Center where students learn skills to realize academic potential. A Career Services center provides assistance with internships and local employment.

At Lake Erie College, an important part of many students' lives is physical activity and participation in athletics. This can entail scheduling time in the progressive athletics and wellness center, practicing with the baseball team, or cheerleading for the women's basketball team.

The college supports a lengthy roster of team sports for both men and women. The men's teams include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track and field. Some of the women's teams are basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. For sports events, the athletes and many of their fans don forest green and white, the colors of spirited Lake Erie College athletics.

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor&Apos;S, Master&Apos;S, And Postbachelor&Apos;S Certificates
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciencesequestrian Studies; Farm And Ranch Managementbiological And Biomedical Sciencesbiology/Biological Sciencesbusiness, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesaccounting; Business Administration And Management; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Human Resources Management; International Business/Trade/Commerce; Marketing/Marketing Managementcommunication, Journalism, And Related Programscommunication And Journalism Related; Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communicationeducationearly Childhood Education; Middle School Education; Secondary Education; Special Educationenglish Language And Literature/Lettersenglishforeign Languages, Literatures, And Linguisticsforeign Languages And Literatures; French; German; Italian; Spanishhistoryhistoryhomeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Servicescriminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administrationlegal Professions And Studieslegal Assistant/Paralegalmathematics And Statisticsmathematicsmulti/Interdisciplinary Studiesmulti/Interdisciplinary Studies Relatedparks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studiessport And Fitness Administration/Managementphysical Scienceschemistrypsychologypsychologysocial Sciencespolitical Science And Government; Social Sciencesvisual And Performing Artsdigital Arts; Fine And Studio Arts Management; Fine Arts Related


Admission: 1,509 applied; 953 admitted; 275 enrolled Average high school GPA: 3.15

Test Scores:

Options: electronic application, deferred entrance
Application fee: $30
Required: essay or personal statement, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 GPA, SAT or ACT Tests
Required for some: high school transcript
Recommended: interview
Application deadlines: 8/1 (freshmen), 8/1 (out-of-state freshmen), rolling (transfers)
Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (out-of-state freshmen), continuous (transfers)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population
1,032 Undergraduate Students, 50% Women, 50% Men, 5% Transferred In
Minority Breakdown
8% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 0.5% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 2% Hispanic/Latino, ####% American Indian Or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic/Latino , 3% Two Or More Races, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 0.9% Race/Ethnicity Unknown
International Population
4% Representing 14 Other Countries
Housing Info
56% Live On Campus

Campus Life

On-Campus Residence Required Through Sophomore Year
Coed, Women-Only, Campus Housing Is University Owned And Leased By The School. Freshman Applicants Given Priority For College Housing
Drama/Theater Group, Choral Group, Marching Band, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Spanish Club, Student Government Association, National Fraternities, National Sororities
Most popular organizations
Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Spanish Club, Student Government Association
Campus security
24-Hour Emergency Response Devices And Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Accelerated Degree Program, Advanced Placement Credit, Double Majors, Honors Programs, Independent Study, Internships, Off-Campus Study, Part-Time Degree Program, Services For LD Students, Student-Designed Majors, Study Abroad, Summer Session For Creditschool Calendar: Semesters


Member:Ncaadivision:All Division II


Total: 114Full-Time: 36% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 16 :1

Financial Aid

Costs (2013&-14)
One-time required fee:$350
Comprehensive fee:$35,954 includes full-time tuition ($25,976), mandatory fees ($1392), and room and board ($8586). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and program. Part-time tuition: $688 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and program
Required fees:$51 per credit hour part-time
Room and board:college room only: $4176. Room and board charges vary according to board plan
Payment plan:installment
Waivers:senior citizens and employees or children of employees

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2012,808 applied for aid, 755 were judged to have need, 128 had their need fully met
In 2012,5 non-need-based awards were made
Average percent of need met:72%
Average financial aid package:$20,606
Average need-based loan:$4162
Average need-based gift aid:$16,822
Average non-need-based aid:$7355
Average indebtedness upon graduation:$34,758


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