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Lakeland College is a private institution that was founded in 1862. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,038, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 240 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lakeland College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $21,242 (2012-13).
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The ambition of Lakeland College is less to be large than to be effective; its aim is not to rank first in size, but to rank first in helping students realize their potential for intellectual growth. Valuing excellence above all else, Lakeland's commitment is to enhance student access to educational resources, student closeness to faculty and staff mentors, and student success in both classrooms and careers.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Church of Christ|
When applying to Lakeland College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 82.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||82.1%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||September 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Lakeland College is 12:1, and the school has 73.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lakeland College include: Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other; Accounting; Computer and Information Sciences, General; Marketing/Marketing Management, General; and Criminology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69.2 percent.
Lakeland College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,038, with a gender distribution of 41.5 percent male students and 58.5 percent female students. At this school, 71.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 29.0 percent of students live off campus. Lakeland College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Lakeland College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, day care, and health service. Lakeland 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, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Lakeland College, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Lakeland College.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Lakeland College, 83.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,162.
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||$21,242 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,340 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data