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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Lake Erie is a private college located in Painesville, Ohio in the Cleveland Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 724 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Lake Erie acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Biology, Business, and Accounting. Graduating 46% of students, Lake Erie alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,200.
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
60%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
920-1120
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$19,453/ 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
$23,258/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
724Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
231
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
56%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Athletic
    43%
  • Study, study, and oh yes more studying.
    43%
  • Drinking team with a lacrosse problem
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
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
Report
  • Great
    60%
  • Small
    40%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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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I attended LEC for 4 years and earned a bachelor's degree. I was a student athlete and played basketball. It was a great environment while I was a student, but now as an alumni I can see the school going down the wrong path. The new president that started in 2014 has not done anything to help and both athletics and academics are now hurting from it. The school wants alumni to donate back as the school is in financial emergency, but provides little to no events and does not seem to value or respect those who have graduated from there. I was very disappointed in the academics that were provided at LEC, as professors were not willing or had the connections to provide students with paths to take after graduation. Other than business, there are no programs for careers or post-graduate pathways.
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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.
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.