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Facts at a Glance
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.


Facts at a Glance

Named a "Best in the Midwest” college by The Princeton Review. More...


Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a private, dynamic and progressive institution of higher education offering 31 undergraduate majors, and masters’ degrees in business administration, education and physician assistant studies. This co-educational institution, grounded in the liberal arts, enrolls just over 1,000 students of all ages and is nationally recognized for its equine studies program and international learning opportunities.More...

Accreditation / Professional Memberships:

Lake Erie College is accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents, and the Higher Learning Commission who grants us membership in the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Lake Erie College also holds accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and The British Horse Society (BHS); has been granted provisional accreditation status by Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) (with pending HLC approval); and is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).More...

Campus Location:

The College is located in Painesville, Ohio, 30 miles east of Cleveland. The historic campus is comprised of 47 acres and 18 buildings.

The George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center, located 5 miles south of campus in Concord Twp., is comprised of 86 acres, barns that accommodate up to 95 horses and a 700 seat arena.


Approximately 1100

Campus Profile:

A coeducational, residential, four-year comprehensive college
Student-Faculty ratio is 15:1
Average class size is 16
62% Residential, 38% Commuter
43 full-time Faculty - 77% hold terminal degrees in their area of study
46% women, 54% men
70% from Ohio, 25% representing 27 other states,and 5% representing 14 foreign countries
78% Caucasian, 14% Minority, 8% Unknown, International, or more than two races reported


The College has four residence halls on campus and six apartment buildings within walking distance that accommodate approximately 530 students. Residential staff is available in all buildings. All residence halls have lounge areas and laundry facilities. Rooms are designed to accommodate two students, data ports for Internet access and cable. Students living on campus participate in one of three campus meal plans. Other facilities include a fitness center, fields, cafeteria and dining. More...

Student Support:

Lake Erie College offers tutoring services through our Academic Learning Center including writing and math labs, academic and career guidance with the Offices of Academic Advising and Career Services, and special needs accommodations for all students with Student Support Services. For more information on any of these please see the appropriate offices.

Special Programs:

Learning Communities
Study Abroad, International Study/Internships

Admissions Criteria:

Minimum GPA is 2.5 in college preparatory courses. ACT and/or SAT scores are required

Tuition and Fees:

2013-2014 Academic Year

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees*


Room (double occupancy)

$ 4,176.00

Board (19 meals per week)

$ 4,410.00

Total Estimated Full-Time Undergraduate cost


Graduate Tuition and Fees:


$599 per credit hour and $51 college fee per credit hour


$499 per credit hour and $51 college fee per credit hour

For Course- or Program-Specific fees, including Equine Studies, Natural Sciences, Photography and Physical Education, please refer to the catalog

*fees subject to change

Financial Aid:

Both need-based and academic scholarships are available


Full-time undergraduate students may be eligible for many different scholarships, including merit-based scholarships, an entrepreneurship scholarship and a humanities legacy scholarship. For more information see Financial Aid


Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Science
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Master of Science in Education (M.Ed.)

All Majors (by School)


Lake Erie College is an NCAA Division II school, offers 23 varsity sports and competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), the East Coast Conference (ECC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). More...

Men's Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field and Wrestling
Women's Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field, Volleyball
Intercollegiate and Intramural Clubs and Sports:
Cheerleading, Dance, Baseball, Equestrian, Football, Marching Band, Soccer, Softball, Frisbee, and Volleyball







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Campus Visit:

Learn more about the place you will call home. An on-campus visit is the best way to discover all that Lake Erie College has to offer. To arrange your visit, please call 440.296.1856 or 800.533.4996. Visit our website at




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