With fewer than 1,000 undergraduates, Lake Erie College truly is "a small, close knit college where every one is known individually and not just by student ID numbers." Lake Erie College understandably "prides itself on the individual attention students get in all aspects of student life," an attribute many students identify as the school's greatest strength. The school is best known for an "outstanding equestrian program" that provides "a great hands-on approach to the coursework that is both practical and intellectually challenging.

Overview

Applicants
1,160
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average HS GPA
3.10

GPA Breakdown

10%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
32%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
430 - 520
SAT Math
440 - 540
ACT Composite
19 - 23

Deadlines


Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Interview
Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

With fewer than 1,000 undergraduates, Lake Erie College truly is "a small, close knit college where every one is known individually and not just by student ID numbers." Lake Erie College understandably "prides itself on the individual attention students get in all aspects of student life," an attribute many students identify as the school's greatest strength. The school is best known for an "outstanding equestrian program" that provides "a great hands-on approach to the coursework that is both practical and intellectually challenging. Our riding teams are nationally ranked and students have fun at the barn." But students insist that the program is hardly the only game in town; on the contrary, "The school is becoming way more educationally diverse and pretty soon equine will not even be the most popular major." Education, the social sciences, psychology, and business studies are among the most popular alternatives to equine studies. Throughout the school, "Professors are excited about the subjects that they teach and about helping students" and "are easy to approach when you do not understand a problem or have to miss a class." Similarly, administrators "are easy to approach and their office doors are open when they are there. They are eager to help students in any way they can."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
106
with Terminal Degree
33

62
Women
44
Men
2
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
61%
Graduate in 5 years
95%
Graduate in 6 years
100%

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Deborah Goodrich Royce
Actress

Craogoe Zildjian
CEO, Zildjian Company

Dana Dennis
V.P. and Corporate Controller of Parker Hannifin Corp.

Migdalia Cruz
Playwright

John Williams
Forensic Anthropologists

Candace Shireman
Curator, Blair House

Dawn Powell
Author

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,389

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,468

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,292

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$26,963
Required Fees
$1,392
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,100

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,500
Transportation for Commuters
$1,420

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need College Aid Gift
Need Federal Pell Grant
Need Private Sch Grant
Need SEOG
Need State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

The typical Lake Erie College undergrad is female (although the school’s historically lopsided female-male ratio “is evening out in recent years with the addition of our football team”) who “balances studying, activities, sports, and friends pretty well.” Most “grew up in small towns or want to live in a rural setting” and “come from varying income brackets (because of the equine program).” Some feel that “the wealthy students tend to look down on the poor students” but others say that their classmates are “very friendly.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
924
Out of State
27%

Demographics

49% female
51% male
27% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

Life on the Lake Erie College campus is subdued. Hometown Painesville “has nothing in it, no clubs, no good restaurants, and everything closes at 6 p.m.” Campus activities include “theatre productions…concerts and art activities.” Undergrads typically gravitate toward low-key diversion; “Most of the guys play-ping pong in the lounge or bet on televised sports games” while women “ride horses, read, listen to music, go on Facebook, and hang out with friends.” There is a party scene “in the dorms and in the nearby apartments,” but “it’s not out of control or anything too crazy,” in part because the already small student body is reduced further by the fact that “most people abandon campus for the weekend and [the campus] essentially turns into a ghost town. Midnight Taco Bell runs are very popular, though.” Cleveland is about 30 minutes away, and “student groups offer trips” for those yearning for a destination more exotic than Taco Bell.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
62%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
72
First-Year Students living on campus
81%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
89

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
31
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
1
Number of Religious Organizations
0

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Storm)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Storm)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
3

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Office of Admissions
Christopher Harris

Address
391 West Washington Street
Painesville, OH 44077

Phone
440-375-7050

Email
admissions@lec.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
College Hall
Austin Science Center
Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic & Wellness Center
EQ Facilities
Residence Halls

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Fairport Harbor Beach
Alpine Valley Skiing
Cleveland Metroparks
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Great Lakes Science Center

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F (Sat by appointment)
9-5
440-375-7050

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: call for appointment
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
by appointment

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@lec.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
prefer weekdays

Transportation

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Key Stats

1,160
Applicants
924
Size
56%
Acceptance Rate
960
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists