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About Lake Michigan College

Lake Michigan College is a public school in an small town setting in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Lake Michigan College was founded in 1946 and enrolls 4,548 undergrads and no graduate students.

Lake Michigan College's endowment was valued at $6.382 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Lake Michigan College spends about $4,368. For each full-time professor, there are about 17 undergraduates enrolled at Lake Michigan College.

2021 Lake Michigan College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 94%
Average GPA 2.8
In-State Tuition $5,115
Out-of-State $5,115

Lake Michigan College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Lake Michigan College Early Admission

Lake Michigan College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Lake Michigan College Acceptance Rate 2013

It is not competitive to get into Lake Michigan College. In 2013, Lake Michigan College accepted 94% of applicants. Out of 1,580 applications received in 2021, 1,490 students were offered admission.

Lake Michigan College Waitlist

Lake Michigan College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Lake Michigan College?

Lake Michigan College is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Lake Michigan College, applicants must submit the following items.

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Lake Michigan College Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Lake Michigan College is 2.8 out of 4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Lake Michigan College.

Is Lake Michigan College Test Optional?

Lake Michigan College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Does Lake Michigan College Provide On-Campus Housing?

Yes! Lake Michigan College provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.

Lake Michigan College students are active in the school's Cheer Team, Phi Theta Kappa and Student Senate. Welcome Week, Spring Fling, and and Honors Convocation are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Lake Michigan College.

Financial Aid at Lake Michigan College

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Lake Michigan College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lake Michigan College

About 42% of students who start at Lake Michigan College return the next year.

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 Outcomes and Debt for Lake Michigan College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 0% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Based on this information, how does Lake Michigan College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Lake Michigan College a good school for you?

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Where is Lake Michigan College?

Lake Michigan College is located in the small town setting of Benton Harbor, Michigan.

If you want to see Lake Michigan College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take I-94 to Benton Harbor, or book a flight to the nearest airport, South Bend International.

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

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College Info

2755 East Napier Avenue Benton Harbor, MI 49022-1899

Campus Setting: Small Town

Lake Michigan College Application Deadline

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

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Wondering what life at Lake Michigan College is like? There are approximately 4,548 students enrolled at Lake Michigan College. 33% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from MI and 2% percent of students are from other states.


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