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.

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
$45,082
Tuition and Fees
$30,862
Room and Board
$9,460
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$25,607
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$38,234
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
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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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Required for some August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
391 West Washington Street
City, State, Zip
Painesville, OH 44077-3389
Phone
(440) 375-7050
Fax
(440) 352-3533
E-mail
admissions@lec.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
August 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
December 14

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
Required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
63% of 1,485 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 688 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 797 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
236 (25%) of 937 admitted students enrolled
Women
86 (19%) of 457 admitted students enrolled
Men
150 (31%) of 480 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
98% of 208 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.09
3.75 and Above
15%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
29%
2.00 - 2.49
18%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1%
Score of 24 - 29
14%
Score of 18 - 23
64%
Score of 12 - 17
21%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$45,082
Tuition and Fees
$30,862
Room and Board
$9,460
Books and Supplies
$1,100
Other Expenses
$3,310
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003066
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
206 (94.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
193 (93.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
192 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
40 (20.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$25,607
Need-Based Gift
Received by 192 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,391
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 158 (82.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,908
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 32 (16.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
16 (7.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,649

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
633 (88.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
585 (92.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
584 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
109 (18.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$23,882
Need-Based Gift
Received by 583 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,849
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 498 (85.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,698
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 78 (13.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
91 (12.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,855

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$38,234
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Twins, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Digital Arts
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Agriculture
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
42
Part-Time Faculty
61
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
30%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 62% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
356,098
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
78
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Business Administration, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Management Information Systems

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Painesville Population
19,634 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland
Campus Size
46 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.6 average low in January, 78.3 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
66% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
34%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Not offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
School Colors
Green and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, national fraternities, national sororities, student athlete advisory committee, intercollegiate horse show association, gamma phi beta sorority, spanish club, student government association
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
955
Women
495 (51.8%)
Men
460 (48.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
745
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
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
246

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
69.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
30.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
44.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
45.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
32%
Average Starting Salary
32%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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