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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A+
Lake Michigan is a public college located in Benton Charter Township, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 968 undergraduate students. The Lake Michigan acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Medical Assistant. Graduating 14% of students, Lake Michigan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,900.
About Lake Michigan College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
2755 East Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Lake Michigan College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$7,720/ 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
    $6,377/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,392/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,647/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,634/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,196/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
61%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
968Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
11%
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Campus Life

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  • Open to everyone who would like to save on school.
    56%
  • Okay
    22%
  • Affordable quality
    17%
  • Boring
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$24,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
14%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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Lake Michigan College Reviews

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My time at LMC was great! I went right after high school for a year, and then I completed my Associates Degree in Psychology 8 years later. Some of the professors are wonderful. The classes are smaller, allowing for a more personal experience, but not so small that it's weird. The campus is really nice too as long as you're careful not to step in the goose poop in the spring. :]
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As a current and upcoming graduate, I reflect on my experience at Lake Michigan College as being good. As a member of the Honors Program at the school, I have a bias in that everyone should try to be involved in said program. Though there are many other programs and clubs available that offer a lot, honors is pretty awesome. As the school overall, cost is definitely low as financial aid offers a lot as well as the countless scholarships available (that many people don't take advantage of). They also offer a lot of opportunities in the Student Life center such as internships, jobs, volunteer opportunities and free tickets to events in the Mendel Center, such as a recent one featuring Joe Biden.
The dorms get 2 stars due to the terrible experience I had. Noise complaints are ignored and staff doesn't care. Event coordinators, student life staff, and housing faculty are incompetent and rude. Most of the RAs are incompetent and can't do their jobs. Very few people can answer questions--it's a lot of "go ask that person, not me." There is not a "students matter" vibe at all. On the flip side, the dorms look nice. The campus is well maintained. And all the professors I've had are wonderful. Professor Keeler is phenomenal--he truly wants you to succeed. I've had a great experience at LMC solely based on the professors and those at the one-stop. Otherwise, my experience has been well below average.