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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.

Website: www.lec.edu/

Private
Co-ed
955
Undergraduate
Students
(51.8%) 495 Women
(48.2%) 460 Men
246
Graduate
Students

Admission

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
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
20 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$41,330
Tuition and Fees
$31,422
Room and Board
$9,908
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$25,607
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$38,234
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
42
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
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Campus Life

Painesville Population
19,634 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
66% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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%
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