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Lake Erie College is a private institution that was founded in 1856. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 981, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 270 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lake Erie College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $27,368 (2012-13).
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Since its founding in 1856, Lake Erie College has provided a distinctive education for its students. The College has remained forward-thinking and progressive over the years. The private liberal arts college is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and provides engaged learning through small class sizes. The student-faculty ratio is 14:1 and 68 percent of its classes are with fewer than 20 students. Lake Erie College offers 37 undergraduate majors and two graduate degrees (MBA, M.Ed). Popular majors include those in business, biology and the sciences (with concentrations in pre-medicine, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, and pre-pharmacy), equine studies, mathematics, and integrated media, digital art and technology (IMDAT). Lake Erie is the only college in the country to offer a full major in entrepreneurship and a minor in entrepreneurship to all students, with no prerequisite. It is also the only college in the U.S. to offer an undergraduate entrepreneurship major in equestrian studies. Our corporate partners offer Lake Erie students internships with numerous possibilities. Strong affiliations with globally recognized names such as Parker Hannifin, University Hospitals and First Energy Corporation make it possible for students to interact with CEOs and upper-level executives. Students are provided opportunities to assist with case studies, market analysis and real-world learning experiences. The College also offers involvement in one of four Learning Communities. These provide an opportunity to celebrate academic interests while being an active participant in experiential learning. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the International Study program. Students may choose to spend an entire semester abroad or take part in study tours. Our students have explored Costa Rica, Europe, China, Galapagos Islands and the Czech Republic; students are prepared by completing a course in international studies ahead of their trip. The College has a strong athletic program. Lake Erie is a member of the GLIAC and has 23 NCAA division II varsity athletic teams, including men's and women's lacrosse, golf, basketball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, cross country, soccer, swimming and diving and volleyball. Men's football, baseball and wrestling, and women's softball are also offered. Co-ed intercollegiate equestrian teams also engage in the sport of Hunt Seat, Western and Dressage. Lake Erie College is home to nearly 1,200 students with the majority living in on-campus residence halls or nearby college-owned apartments. The three-story bright and spacious Holden Center, the hub of student life, features a dining hall with a variety of healthy food choices, the Storm cafe, a TV and lounge area, recreation activities and the College bookstore. The campus is home to 31 clubs and organizations, and offers a variety of extracurricular activities including honors and scholars programs; theatre, dance and music productions; and internationally recognized guest speakers. Nestled three miles from the shores of Lake Erie, the College features expanses of green space in a rural atmosphere while, at the same time, offers exciting activities in the diverse urban centers of Cleveland, just 27 minutes west. The campus is quiet, serene and safe and comprised of 18 buildings with an additional 86 acres located six miles from campus housing the George M. Humphrey Equestrian Learning Center. The Learning Center features a 95-stall barn with multiple riding facilities. Students can bring their own horse or work with College-owned horses. Transportation is provided to and from the Learning Center from the main campus. President Michael T. Victor knows the students by name and has a welcome, open-door policy. He is to be interrupted from any meeting so he can spend a few minutes talking with prospective new students and parents. Call 1-855-GO STORM or visit lec.edu to arrange your tour.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Lake Erie College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Lake Erie College is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 59.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||59.1%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Lake Erie College is 14:1, and the school has 68.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lake Erie College include: Business Administration and Management, General; Accounting; Farm/Farm and Ranch Management; Sport and Fitness Administration/Management; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65.5 percent.
Lake Erie College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 981, with a gender distribution of 50.6 percent male students and 49.4 percent female students. At this school, 55.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 45.0 percent of students live off campus. Lake Erie College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Lake Erie College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Lake Erie College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Lake Erie College, 81 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Lake Erie College.
|Students who have cars on campus||81%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Lake Erie College, 88.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,972.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$27,368 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,336 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data