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Lake Forest College
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  • 4 Year
  • LAKE FOREST, IL

Direct Admissions

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

555 N SHERIDAN RD
LAKE FOREST, IL 60045
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference
From Lake Forest College

Lake Forest College doesn’t require students to choose practicality over passion. We know that embracing both makes for well-rounded graduates and the strongest job candidates.

We take a pragmatic approach that merges the nourishing foundations of a liberal arts education with practical experience through internships, research, study abroad opportunities, and the Lake Forest In The Loop program.

Our graduates use their Lake Forest College experiences to make a career they love: 97 percent have jobs, enter graduate school, or pursue other avenues of success within six months of graduation.

Our thriving academic community and superb faculty make education engaging and forward-thinking. Our proximity to Chicago, the third-largest city in the US, provides students access to rich cultural experiences and experiential learning in all fields, earning us consistent rankings for internship opportunities.

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Lake Forest College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
64%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$25,126 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$38,182 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 27 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 36 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 36 responses

Majors

Health Professions Program

academic spotlight

This is a unique program among liberal arts colleges with the intention of preparing students for a variety of professions in the broad field of health care. The innovative program consists of a core of health-related courses and opportunities for exploration along with clearly-articulated joint-degree programs with nearby Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    96%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,641 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
20
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Friendly but cliquey
    24%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Keeps to themselves
    17%
  • Athlete or hipster
    10%
  • Friendly
    10%
  • Cliquey
    7%
  • Hipster
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
66%
Poll
47%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 47 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Small
    37%
  • Driven
    19%
  • Personalized
    15%
  • Introverted
    11%
  • A big circus
    4%
  • Amalgamated
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 17 responses

Lake Forest College Reviews

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