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Lake Erie College

Painesville, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate55%
Acceptance Rate55%

About Lake Erie College

Lake Erie College Overview

Lake Erie College is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Painesville, Ohio. Lake Erie College was founded in 1856 and the school enrolls around 920 students a year, including 726 undergrad students. Lake Erie College provides on-campus housing for up to 443 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Lake Erie College for Fall 2023 is August 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Lake Erie College!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Lake Erie College's theater groups.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Lake Erie College has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Lake Erie College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Lake Erie College on the Student Life page.

2022 Lake Erie College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 55%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 27.12%
Tuition $33,588
Percent of Need Met 73%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $26,405

Is Lake Erie College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Lake Erie College offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Lake Erie College

Lake Erie College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 55% of applicants get into Lake Erie College each year. Last year, 1,164 students applied to Lake Erie College and 637 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lake Erie College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 63% of students who start at Lake Erie College return for their second year of college. Around 45% of students who started at Lake Erie College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Lake Erie College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Lake Erie College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Lake Erie College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Lake Erie College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Lake Erie College's endowment was valued at $40.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Lake Erie College spends about $7,702 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Lake Erie College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Lake Erie College meets 73% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Lake Erie College full-time are awarded $26,405 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $28,748 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Lake Erie College.

Based on this information, does Lake Erie College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Lake Erie College a good school for you?

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Where is Lake Erie College Located?

Lake Erie College is located in the suburban setting of Painesville, Ohio, less than an hour from Cleveland.

If you want to see Lake Erie College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Painesville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Cleveland Hopkins International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Lake Erie College and Painesville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

391 West Washington Street Painesville, OH 44077-3389

Campus Setting: Suburban

Lake Erie College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lake Erie College is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lake Erie College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Lake Erie College ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


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17 and Less


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Lake Erie College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

455 - 560


Reading SAT Range

450 - 570

Lake Erie College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Lake Erie College is like? There are approximately 920 students enrolled at Lake Erie College, including 726 undergraduate students and 194 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 67% percent are from OH and 33% percent of students are from other states.


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