Lake Erie College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Lake Erie College
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Lake Erie College Admissions Overview:

Lake Erie College is neither extremely selective nor open to everyone--it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Students can apply through the Common Application, which can save time and energy for those applying to several schools that use that application. Students will also need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT. 

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Lake Erie College Acceptance Rate: 63%

Lake Erie College Description:

Lake Erie College is a private liberal arts college located in Painesville, Ohio. The 46-acre campus sits just 30 miles outside of the city of Cleveland. Lake Erie College is best known for its popular equine studies program, based out of the college's 86-acre equestrian facility 5 miles south of campus. From an academic perspective, the college has an average class size of 15 students and a student faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Lake Erie offers 37 undergraduate majors grounded in the liberal arts as well as master's degrees in business administration and education. The most popular undergraduate programs are business administration and equestrian facility management (Lake Erie made my list of top equestrian colleges).

Students are actively involved on campus, with more than 30 clubs and organizations. The Lake Erie Storm compete in 23 NCAA Division II sports in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the East Coast Conference and the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,201 (955 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 78% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,960
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,272
  • Other Expenses: $3,310
  • Total Cost: $43,642

Lake Erie College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 77%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,128
    • Loans: $7,483

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 30%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 45%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Swimming, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Lacrosse, Swimming

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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