Lakeland College
Year established: 1862
Type of school: college, private (nonprofit)
Programs: 4-year undergraduate, graduate school
Religious affiliation: yes, United Church of Christ
Campus enrollment: 4,073 students
Coeducational information: coeducational institution, became coeducational in 1898
Location description: in or near a rural community (pop. under 5,000)
Application fee: $20

Street address: Lakeland College
W3711 South Drive
Plymouth, WI 53073
Mailing address: Lakeland College
W3711 South Drive
Plymouth, WI 53073
Main telephone numbers: 920 565-2111
800 569-2166 (toll free)
920 565-1206 (fax)

Main homepage:

SAT number: 1393
ACT number: 4592
FAFSA number: 003854
FICE number: 3854

Set amidst the woods, lakes, and fields near the city of Sheboygan, Lakeland College's 240-acre campus is located half way between Milwaukee and Green Bay. Yet, due to the college's wide-ranging international programs, the campus is home to students from 20 nations. Living and studying at Lakeland is a truly global experience.

At Lakeland, you will find a learning community that challenges students to become leaders in the 21st Century. You will also find a secure, caring community with a low student-teacher ratio that ensures personal interaction with professors and opportunities for individualized learning.

Throughout its history, Lakeland College has prided itself on providing its students with sound preparation for future work. The college was established by pioneers and scholars in 1862. Their spirit lives on as Lakeland prepares students for today's complex world.

From academics to athletics, from facilities to organizations, our community is a living breathing entity. It is a collection of a multitude of people and ideas that blend and meld.While founded in a rich liberal arts tradition, Lakeland places prominent emphasis on meaningful career preparation. Its Mission, its Values, and its student Expectations all are directed toward personal enrichment and rewarding growth.

The admissions information below is valid for the 2006-07 academic year.

Lakeland College
Admissions officer: Nate Dehne,
Director of Admissions
Contacting the office: 920 565-1226
800 242-3347 (toll free)
920 565-1206 (fax)

Is there an application deadline for fall? no
Final filing date for fall: September 1
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall: yes
Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall: 5%
Application fee: $20
Can the application fee be waived? yes
Are refunds available on the application fee? no
Is the Common Application form accepted? yes
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application: no
Admissions requirements:
Minimum composite ACT score of 19, rank in top half of secondary school class, and minimum 2.0 GPA required.
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is: recommended
Campus visit is: recommended
Interview is: recommended
Off-campus interview: can be arranged with admissions representative
Visit for interview by: July 15
Standardized test requirements: SAT II recommended
School's test preference: ACT
SAT II tests are: required/recommended of applicants submitting SAT I or ACT
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for: placement
Dates test scores should be received: September 1 for SAT I/ACT
High school units required or recommended:
English: 4 recommended
Foreign language: 2 recommended
History: 2 recommended
Math: 4 recommended
Science: 2 recommended
Social studies: 1 recommended
Total: 4 recommended
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible: conditional admission
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report considered
  • class rank important
  • recommendations considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay important
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview considered
  • extracurricular activities important
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities important
  • alumni/ae relationship considered
  • geographical residence not considered
  • state residency not considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind: yes
Average secondary school GPA: 3.2
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 99%
Percent of student body in each high school class rank: Top tenth: 10%
Top quarter: 25%
Top half: 65%
Bottom half: 35%
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank: 95%
Average SAT I: 856 combined
Average ACT: 21 English, 20 math, 21 composite
Combined ACT middle 50% range: 18 - 23
Test taken by majority of applicants: ACT
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT I scores: 2%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 98%

Notification of admission: by September 1
Acceptance of admission: no set date

Number of completed applications received: 1,074
Number of applicants offered admission: 533 (50%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 220 (41%)
School has a waiting list policy: no
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools: 95%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 31%
Tuition deposit amount: $100, nonrefundable
Room deposit amount: $50, nonrefundable
Admission may be deferred: yes, up to 1 Year

Semester/term begin dates: in early September and early January.
Calendar system: semester system (two terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held: Orientation for new students held in early September.
Number and length of summer sessions: One summer session of 14 weeks.

Majors with the highest enrollment: business administration, accounting, computer science
Majors with the lowest enrollment: art, religion
Average freshman GPA: 2.6 on a 4.0 scale
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year: 74%
Student:Faculty ratio: 17:1
Total faculty: 44 men, 25 women, 69 total
Full-time faculty: 36 men, 21 women
Part-time faculty: 141 men, 121 women
Graduation rate: 39% within six years

Lakeland College
General education/core curriculum is required: yes
Minor requirements: required of some for graduation
Physical education is required: no
There are religious requirements for graduation: yes
Minimum GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Special programs offered:
double majors, independent study, honors program, internships, distance learning
Preprofessional programs offered:
pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, Pre-ministry
Education certifications:
early childhood, elementary, middle/junior high, secondary
Combined 2-2 programs available:
Bellin College of Nursing, Engineering at UW-Madison
Graduate schools/programs are offered: yes
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes: yes
Army ROTC: not offered
Navy ROTC: not offered
Air Force ROTC: not offered

Associate's Degrees

  • Agribusiness/Science Technology
Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Literature
  • Ethnic/Gender Studies
  • Exercise Science/Sport Studies
  • Fitness
  • German
  • History
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Paralegal
  • Philosophy
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy Administration
  • Religion
  • Renewable Resources
  • Research Analyst Administration
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Writing

Credit placement options:
  • credit for CEEB Advanced Placement (scores of 4 or higher)
  • placement for CLEP general
  • placement for CLEP subject
  • placement for DANTES
  • credit and/or placement for school's own challenge exams
  • placement for relevant military experience
  • placement for international baccalaureate

The financial aid information below is valid for the 2007 academic year.

Financial aid officer: Patty Taylor,
Director of Financial Aid
Contacting the office: 920 565-1214
800 242-3347 (toll free)
800 565-1206 (fax)
FAFSA number: 003854

Undergraduate tuition: $16,845; $16,845 out-of-state
Tuition notes: in-state tuition based on per credit hour
Additional required fees: $750
Book fees: $700
Miscellaneous expenses: $3,090
Combined room and board expenses: $6,145 - $6,145


Required form Priority date Rolling? Closing date
FAFSAMarch 31noMarch 31
Institution's own financial aid formN/AnoN/A

Applied for financial aid:
75% of first-year students
86% of full-time undergraduates
99% of part-time undergraduates
Determined to have financial need:
84% of first-year students
84% of full-time undergraduates
88% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any financial aid:
99% of first-year students
98% of full-time undergraduates
99% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any need-based gift aid:
99% of first-year students
90% of full-time undergraduates
59% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received need-based self-help aid:
87% of first-year students
89% of full-time undergraduates
91% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received any non-need-based gift aid:
8% of first-year students
7% of full-time undergraduates
2% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid whose need was fully met (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
21% of first-year students
24% of full-time undergraduates
12% of part-time undergraduates
Average percent of need that was met of students who received any need-based aid (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
77% for first-year students
72% for full-time undergraduates
43% for part-time undergraduates
Average financial aid package (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
$13,128 for first-year students
$11,785 for full-time undergraduates
$4,765 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based gift award:
$9,904 for first-year students
$8,505 for full-time undergraduates
$2,367 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
$3,816 for first-year students
$4,674 for full-time undergraduates
$3,718 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
$3,003 for first-year students
$4,197 for full-time undergraduates
$3,701 for part-time undergraduates
Students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
16% of first-year students
17% of full-time undergraduates
12% of part-time undergraduates
Average award to students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
$7,853 for first-year students
$8,738 for full-time undergraduates
$6,489 for part-time undergraduates
Students who received a non-need-based athletic award:
0% of first-year students
0% of full-time undergraduates
0% of part-time undergraduates
Average non-need-based athletic award:
$0 for first-year students
$0 for full-time undergraduates
$0 for part-time undergraduates
School participates in Federal Work-Study Program: yes
Percent of students who received aid that participated in Federal Work Study: 15%

Types of loans available:
  • FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • FFEL PLUS Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
Parent loans packaged to meet need: no
Percent of undergraduates who have borrowed through all loan programs: 89%
Average student debt upon graduation: $22,788
Types of payment plans:
  • Tuition Management Systems
  • deferred payment plan
  • family tuition reduction
  • school's own payment plan(s)
Need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • need-based (general)
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • SEOG
  • state scholarships/grants
  • college/university scholarships/grants (institutional funds)
  • private scholarships/grants
Non-need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • non-need-based (general)
  • state scholarships/grants
  • academic merit scholarships/grants
  • creative arts/performance
Percent of scholarship aid awarded to out-of-state students: 0%

Total undergraduates: 1,258 men, 2,065 women, 3,323 total
Full-time undergraduates: 573 men, 638 women, 1,211 total
Part-time undergraduates: 685 men, 1,427 women, 2,112 total
Total graduate students: 229 men, 521 women, 750 total
Full-time graduate students: 29 men, 99 women, 128 total
Part-time graduate students: 200 men, 422 women, 622 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates: 18
U.S. region where majority of students come from: Midwest
Percent of full-time U.S. undergraduates from out of state: 16%
First-year student breakdown:
9.1% Black (non-Hispanic)
0.9% American Indian or Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian or Pacific Islander
1.8% Hispanic
83.2% White (non-Hispanic)
2.7% total international (nonresident aliens)
1.4% race/ethnicity unreported/unknown
Undergraduate breakdown:
5.8% Black (non-Hispanic)
0.7% American Indian or Alaskan Native
2.3% Asian or Pacific Islander
2.6% Hispanic
77.1% White (non-Hispanic)
4.2% total international (nonresident aliens)
7.2% race/ethnicity unreported/unknown

Campus size: 240 acres
City or town school is located in: Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Population of city/town: 60,000
Locations of branch/satellite campuses: Green Bay, Neenah, Milwaukee, Madison, Kohler, Wisconsin Rapids, Chippewa Falls, & Tokyo, Japan
Nearest major city: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Distance of nearest major city: 60 miles
Population of nearest major city: 600,000

Institution offers housing: yes
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year: yes
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • coed dorms
  • women's dorms
  • men's dorms
  • sorority housing
  • fraternity housing
  • single-student apartments
Percent of students who live in school housing: 65%
Percent of students who live off campus: 35%
Students required to live on campus: All unmarried, nonveteran students under age 21 without dependents must live on campus unless living with family.
Percent of all students who have cars on campus: 80%
Student conduct policies:
class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age: yes

Every student is required to lease or own a computer: no
Every student is required to take a computer course: no
Computer equipment is provided in: residence halls, library, computer center/lab(s), student center
Total number of microcomputers available to students: 250
Internet access provided to all students: yes
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students: yes
School has a library on campus: yes

Remedial learning services:
reading, writing, math, study skills
Additional services offered:
nonremedial tutoring, health service, day care
Counseling services:
career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
Career placement services:
internships, career/job search classes, interest inventory, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, alumni services, interview training
Services for students with disabilities:
note-taking services, tape recorders, tutors, reader services, interpreters for hearing-impaired, special transportation
Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped: partially

Number of social fraternities on campus: 3
Percent of men who join fraternities: 15%
Number of social sororities on campus: 3
Percent of women who join sororities: 15%
Student activities:
student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, yearbook
School newspaper(s): The Mirror
Total number of registered organizations: 32
Campus-based religious organizations:
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (F.C.A.), Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Minority student organizations:
Black Student Union, Global Students Association, Hmong-American Student Association
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:
Dance Team, The Education Club, Habitat for Humanity, Lakeland College Band, Symphony Orchestra, Lakeland College Concert Choir, S.A.V.E.

School has an athletic program: yes
Athletic director: Jane Bouche,
Director of women's athletics: April Arvan
School colors: blue & gold
School mascot: Muskies
Athletic conference memberships: Illini-Badger Intercollegiate Football Conference (Division III);North Atlantic Conference (Division III)

Sports offered Scholarships? Athletic Assoc.
Men's baseballnoNCAA Div. III
Men's basketballnoNCAA Div. III
Men's cheerleadingnoNCAA Div. III
Men's cross-countrynoNCAA Div. III
Men's footballnoNCAA Div. III
Men's golfnoNCAA Div. III
Men's soccernoNCAA Div. III
Men's tennisnoNCAA Div. III
Men's track and field (indoor)yesNCAA Div. III
Men's wrestlingnoNCAA Div. III
Women's basketballnoNCAA Div. III
Women's cheerleadingnoNCAA Div. III
Women's cross-countrynoNCAA Div. III
Women's golfnoNCAA Div. III
Women's soccernoNCAA Div. III
Women's softballnoNCAA Div. III
Women's tennisnoNCAA Div. III
Women's volleyballnoNCAA Div. III

Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports: 40%
Percent of students in intramural/recreational sports: 10%
Athletic facilities:
gym, courts
Intramural/Recreational sports:
basketball, dodgeball, flag football, kick ball, tennis, soccer, volleyball
Club sports for men:

Public transportation serves campus: yes
Nearest international airport: Milwaukee (70 miles)
Nearest passenger train service: Milwaukee (65 miles)

Institutional employment is available: yes
Percent of full-time undergraduates working on campus: 30%
Off-campus employment opportunities for undergraduates are: excellent
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term: yes

Percent of graduates who pursue further study: 25% immediately, 30% within one year of graduation
Percent of graduates who enter job market in field related to major: 70% within six months of graduation
List of firms that most frequently hire graduates:
Sheboygan Area School District, Milwaukee Public Schools, Kohler, Kimberly Clark, American Family, State of Wisconsin, Aurora Health, Humana, Associated Bank

The transfer admissions information below is valid for the 2006 academic year.

Transfer applicants are accepted: yes
Percent of all new students who were transfers: 38%

Terms for which transfers may enroll: fall, spring, summer
Items required of transfer students to apply for admission:
  • high school transcript required of some
  • college transcript(s) required of all
  • essay or personal statement required of all
  • interview required of some
  • standardized test scores required of some
  • statement(s) of good standing from prior institution(s) not required
Minimum college GPA required for transfer applicants: 2.00 using a 4.0 scale
Closing date for transfer applicants: July 1 for fall, December 15 for spring
Notification date for transfer applicants: rolling for fall, rolling for spring
Lowest course grade that may be transferred for credit: 2.00
Maximum number of credits that may be transferred: 60 credits from a two-year institution, 90 credits from a four-year institution
Minimum number of credits that must be earned at school: 30 to receive an associate's degree, 30 to receive a bachelor's degree

International student contact: Patrick Liu,
Dir. of Int'l Recruitment & Student Advisor
Contacting the office: 920 565-1337

Number of foreign countries represented: 35
Most represented countries: Japan, South Korea, Malawi, Taiwan

Preapplication form is required of foreign applicants: no
A separate international application form is required: yes
Advance deposit is required of foreign applicants: yes
Test preference: none
Minimum TOEFL score: 500 paper, 173 computer
Special services offered for international applicants: English lab, special counselors/advisors, international student housing, ESL program/classes, special orientation

Nonfederal aid is offered to international students: yes
Number of international applicants who received aid: 96


Required form Priority date Rolling? Closing date
Institution's own aid formN/AnoN/A
Foreign Student's Certification of FinancesN/AyesN/A

According to the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities, "learning disabilities" is a "general term that refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities." A learning disability is presumably due to central nervous system dysfunction, and is not primarily due to other handicapping conditions, environmental, or cultural influences. It is not a form of mental retardation, or an emotional disorder.
Institution accepts students according to the above definition: yes
Learning disabled program available: no program/support services
Services available to LD students:
remedial math, remedial English, remedial reading, note-taking services, oral tests, readers, tutors, reading machines, tape recorders, untimed tests, learning center, extended time for tests
LD students are tutored: individually and in small groups
A lighter course load is allowed for LD students: yes
Additional time to complete degree is allowed for LD students: yes
There are additional costs for LD students: no

An essay is required: yes
Untimed tests are accepted: no
GED is accepted: yes


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