Lake Erie College

Since its founding in 1856, Lake Erie College has provided a distinctive education for its students. The College has remained forward-thinking and progressive over the years by providing our students endless educational, social, and philanthropic opportunities. Lake Erie is a private liberal arts college fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and provides engaged learning through small class sizes.The College offers bachelor's degrees in 35 undergraduate majors within its 5 Schools; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Education and Professional Studies, Equestrian Studies, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Master's degrees are offered in business administration, education and physician assistant studies. Career Development and Experiential Learning connects a student's academic program of study with a personal Career Action Plan. Our corporate partners offer students internships with numerous professional and networking possibilities. Strong affiliations with globally recognized names such as Parker Hannifin, University Hospitals, and First Energy Corporation make it possible for students to interact with CEOs and upper-level executives. Students are provided opportunities to assist with case studies, market analysis and real-world learning experiences. We help students turn their passions into professions. The College also offers involvement in one of four academic interest-based Learning Communities, designed specifically for first-year students. Students have the opportunity to engage in a community that supports their interests, as well as to celebrate their academic development and growth through experiential learning. Once accepted to the Learning Community of their choice, students are welcomed into a group of like-minded, motivated future leaders, scientists, artists, educators, writers and entrepreneurs. Lake Erie College sponsors 17 NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports, competing in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC). The core philosophy of the Storm program is centered on our young adults as student athletes, emphasizing students first. Since officially moving from Division III to Division II in 2010, the athletic programs have excelled, ranking in the top 100 in the Learfield Directors Cup Standings for the past three years. Championship intercollegiate equestrian teams also engage in the sports of Hunt Seat, Western and Dressage.The College serves approximately 1,100 students, with the majority living in on-campus residence halls or nearby college-owned apartments. The college is home to 27 clubs and organizations and offers a variety of co-curricular activities including an honors/scholars program; theater, dance and music productions; and internationally recognized guest speakers.Nestled three miles from the shores of Lake Erie and Ohio's famed Headlands Beach State park, the college features expanses of green space in a rural atmosphere, while at the same time is close to the diverse urban centers of Cleveland, just 30 minutes west.The serene and safe main campus is comprised of 18 buildings on 46 beautifully wooded acres and is a short stroll from the city of Painesville, where students enjoy access to specialty stores, art galleries and boutiques, local restaurants and five-star dining. The 86-acre George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center, ranked among the top 20 best EQ programs nationally, is located five miles away from the main campus. Students can bring their own horse or work with college-owned horses.Dr. Brian Posler, the college's 12th president, knows the students by name and has a welcome, open-door policy, meeting with prospective student and their family when they visit. His vision and leadership is a driving force behind Lake Erie's resurgence as a premier College of distinction in Ohio and the Midwest.Call 1-855-GO STORM or visit lec.edu to take a tour.

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Private, Coed 1856 N/A Semester $31.5 million 391 W. Washington Street, Painesville, OH 44077 (440) 375-7000
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Ohio Painesville 683