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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Lake Erie is a private college located in Painesville, Ohio in the Cleveland Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 686 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Lake Erie acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 47% of students, Lake Erie alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,200.
391 W Washington St
Painesville, OH 44077
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Midwest Athletic Conference

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.

Lake Erie Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1130
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,254/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$24,164/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    22%
  • On Campus
    74%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
686Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
250
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
56%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
  • Athletic
    43%
  • Study, study, and oh yes more studying.
    43%
  • Drinking team with a lacrosse problem
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
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
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Great
    60%
  • Small
    40%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses
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LEC is the best. I have been here for two semesters now, and I continue to stay because of the staff, the students, and of course the wide range of courses available. I am a psychology major and an equine studies major and I have been able to take courses in things like gender roles, communication and even accounting to really sharpen my skills and let me decide what I want to do. And I get to ride horses! How cool is that!
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The physical school is wonderful. College hall, the library and the novelty bunker are all wonderful historical sights that create an atmosphere of learning. There are a few educators on campus that show such prowess and understanding for their fields that can make the classes actually enjoyable.
Where it falls short is the student culture on campus. The administration focuses on small tweaks to existing structures to claim repair to student issue. I don't feel that there is a genuine sense of community on campus anywhere outside of the sports teams, and those being subject to more forces than neat carpet splotches.
With the CoronaVirus, all courses were switched to online courses. So far I have done great with it. Some professors are better than others at communicating and helping us through the course. Last semester was the best semester I have had.