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For over 151 years, Lake Erie College has been educating students for the world after college. We combine a liberal arts education with practical "real-life" experiences.  The steps to gather information about Lake Erie College are easy. What you will discover may benefit you for a lifetime.




Institutional Overview

Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is an independent, coeducational institution located thirty miles east of Cleveland, Ohio, offering instruction at the baccalaureate and master degree levels. Programs of study are founded in the liberal arts and are offered through the Schools of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences; Natural Sciences; Business; Equine Studies; and Professional & Continuing Education. The College seeks to accommodate traditional and nontraditional age students on both a full-time and part-time basis.

The College is located in Painesville, the seat of Lake County, in the heart of the Western Reserve. The small-town setting and historic homes surrounding the campus provide a traditional academic environment, while the proximity to Cleveland offers the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area.

The campus consists of 18 buildings of both traditional and contemporary styles. Five miles south of the campus is Morley Farm, whose eighty-six acres are home to the George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center and Victor Manor House, residence of the College President and site of a variety of College and community activities.

Mission Statement

In the context of a long liberal arts tradition, Lake Erie College provides distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students to meet career and life challenges as educated and responsible citizens of local, national and international communities. (Approved by the Board of Directors April 19, 2007)

Lake Erie College attracts motivated students who expect a demanding and diversified course of study with opportunities that enhance a collegiate experience. Lake Erie students combine a solid foundation in the liberal arts along with a major program of study. This is the best preparation for any career, as one learns to think clearly, develop problem-solving abilities and become effective in the skills of communication.

Lake Erie College maintains a policy of rolling admission; specifically, once an applicant files all of the necessary documents, the total application file is read and a decision is made. Students are notified immediately until the class is filled. Students seeking financial aid should complete an application for admission as soon as possible since it is necessary to be admitted to the College in order to be awarded financial aid.

Accepted students who choose Lake Erie College must remit a non-refundable enrollment deposit which is credited to their first semester bill. The recommended deposit date is May 1. The admission requirements are listed below. The Office of Admissions will make a decision on enrollment and notify the student.

Lake Erie College | 391 West Washington Street | Painesville, Ohio 44077 | 1.855.GO.STORM