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Lake Erie College
Painesville, OH
Lake Erie is a private liberal arts college. Founded as a seminary for women in 1856, it adopted coeducation in 1985. Its 57-acre campus is located in Painesville, 28 miles from Cleveland.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 955
   Women 495 (51.8%)
   Men 460 (48.2%)
Graduate Students 246
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 63% of 1,485 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.09
SAT Math 468 average
420-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 455 average
420-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 20 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $43,642
  Tuition and Fees $29,960
  Room and Board $9,272
Average Percent of Need Met 79%
Average Freshman Award $25,607
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 44
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
Painesville Population 19,634 
Nearest Metropolitan Area Cleveland
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 89% of freshmen, 63% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
14.8% Black/African-American
2.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.1% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students 2.7% from 14 countries
First-Year Students Returning 69.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 30.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 32%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 22.0%