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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Lake Erie College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Midwest Athletic Conference
Address
391 W Washington St
Painesville, OH 44077
Website
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Lake Erie College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
840-1020
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,521/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,296/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,252/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,780/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,496/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,995/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
745Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
55%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
46%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.13 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.16 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses
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Lake Erie College Reviews

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I was well-prepared here, supported by staff and faculty - whenever I needed detailed feedback or guidance, they were immediately available and eager to help. If you want to start a project, do research, get internships, or help out in the community, you have to have some initiative but it pays off. I got a really cool internship through the career services and completed a fulfilling work-study.

I took classes and electives in several departments outside my major, including education, communication and psychology, and I gained a lot of practical knowledge. Professors are intelligent, funny, and made learning feel less like work. Definitely recommend the senior capstone project required by several majors because it gives you the research and writing skills needed to do a master's thesis project closely supervised by faculty.

Student body is quiet but has a lot of neat interests and passions. The college could do more to bring that out, but there's a lot of potential.
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I want on a visit with my school. The tour was nice! I oved how the tour guide actually explained everything on the visit. We saw almost everything. I fell in love with the café. The food was sooo GOOD. If I had to guess, I gained about 4 pounds that day. The dorms were a nice and were well spaced. I enjoy looking that gyms as well. Overall the visit was nice, I wouldn't mind visiting again.
The College was nice and small. The professors leave their doors open and are very helpful when needed. The students are very nice it is enjoyable meeting them at school everyday. The school is very dedicated to sports and almost everybody plays sports. If you are not going to college and playing sports I think it will be harder to go to Lake Erie College get the full college experience. I do not recommend Lake Erie College for people who are there just for an education.