Lake Erie College: Narrative Description

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391 West Washington St.
Painesville, OH 44077-3389
Tel: (440)296-1856
Free: 800-916-0904
Admissions: (440)375-7055
Fax: (440)352-3533
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1856. Setting: 57-acre small town campus with easy access to Cleveland. Endowment: $26.5 million. Total enrollment: 914. Faculty: 95 (36 full-time, 59 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 608 applied, 78% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 37% from top quarter, 71% from top half. Full-time: 600 students, 75% women, 25% men. Part-time: 160 students, 81% women, 19% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 5 other countries, 25% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 24% 25 or older, 47% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Northeast Ohio Commission on Higher Education. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,604 includes full-time tuition ($17,724), mandatory fees ($866), and college room and board ($6014). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $483 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 28 open to all; local sororities; 5% of women are members. Most popular organizations: Delta Kappa Psi, Student Government Association, Mortar Board, IHSA, Activities Council. Major annual events: Spring Formal, Homecoming, movie nights. Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 285 college housing spaces available; 280 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Lincoln Library plus 2 others with 87,000 books, 11,700 microform titles, 6,050 serials, 2,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 104 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Painesville is a city of 30,000 residents located 25 miles east of Cleveland and 3 miles from Lake Erie. The surrounding area boasts numerous fine commercial nurseries, the home of President Garfield, maple sugar industries, and the Holden Arboretum. Lake Erie College sponsors an ongoing series of cultural activities at the B. K. Smith Fine Arts Gallery and the C. K. Rickel Theater on the Lake Erie campus. Other community facilities include a variety of churches, the YMCA, and Morley Library, as well as various civic and service organizations.

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