Lake Erie College


Enrollment: 903.

Student Body: 71% female, 29% male, 22% out-of-state, international. Asian 1%, African American 5%, Caucasian 58%, Hispanic 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 64% freshmen return for sophomore year. 32% freshmen graduate within 4 years.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 12:1. 34 full-time faculty, 76% hold PhDs, 6% are members of minority groups, 50% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors, certificate, masters, post-bachelor’s certificate.

Classes: Most classes have fewer than 10 students.

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, cross-registration, double major, dual enrollment, honors program, independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, student-designed major, study abroad, teacher certification program, weekend college.

Honors programs: LEC Scholars Program Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services, career/job search classes, career assessment, internships.


Housing: Coed dorms, women’s dorms, apartments for single students, Theme Housing. 90% of campus’ accessible to physically disabled.

Computers: Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Activities: Choral groups, dance, drama/theater, pep band, student government, student newspaper, yearbook, international student organization.

Organizations: 15 registered organizations, 3 honor societies, 1 sorority.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, equestrian sports, football, golf, soccer. Women: Basketball, cross-country, equestrian sports, soccer, softball, volleyball.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.07. 15% in top 10% of high school class, 29% in top 25% of high school class, 59% in top 50% of high school class. 83% from public high schools. SAT Math middle 50% range 420-530. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 430-550. SAT Writing middle 50% range 420-550. ACT middle 50% range 17-24. Minimum paper TOEFL 550. Minimum computer TOEFL 213.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Application essay, academic GPA, recommendation(s), rigor of secondary school record, standardized test scores, character/personal qualities, level of applicant’s interest. Important factors considered include: Class rank, interview, talent/ability. Other factors considered include: Alumni/ae relation, extracurricular activities, first generation, geographical residence, religious affiliation/commitment, state residency, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units required: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science, (2 science labs), 2 foreign language, 3 social studies. Academic units recommended: 4 English, 4 mathematics, 3 science, (2 science labs), 3 foreign language, 3 social studies.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 1,130 applied, 60% admitted, 35% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: High school transcript, college transcript(s), statement of good standing from prior institution(s). Minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $30. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 7/1. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 year. Credit and/or placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $23,950. Room and board $7,650. Required fees $1,270. Average book expense $900.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 1/20.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, Payment plans.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $1,200. Off-campus job opportunities are good.

Financial Aid Statistics: 100% freshmen, 90% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 100% freshmen, 90% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 100% freshmen, 99% undergrads receive any aid. Average cumulative indebtedness $17,125.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, art, leadership, music/drama, state/district residency.

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