Lake Forest College Rankings
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High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.35 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.35 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
Lake Forest College Reviews
Lake Forest College is a place that requires much consideration. For starters, the surrounding area, the City of Lake Forest, is incredibly small, so you shouldn't expect to do much there, especially after 6pm. For that reason, you're very much stuck on campus, so it's important to engage yourself in whichever way possible. That being said, the events that occur on campus, while great, are limited to the resources that are available to clubs and organizations. Everything begins to feel like a repeat, and after a few months, you would have seen it all. There are also professors who aren't necessarily the best at what they do. That being said, many many professors at the college are Associate Professors, which isn't necessarily stated as you come in. I would greatly advise giving it some thought. It isn't terrible, but it certainly isn't great. They provide good financial aid though, so I think of it as getting what you paid for.
I currently transferred colleges, before I came to Lake Forest College I attended Ripon college. The two colleges are completely different and deciding to transfer was the best decision I could have ever made. The atmosphere here at Lake Forest is staggering. I do not say this about a lot of things, so saying this is a lot. I believe what makes this school so unique is the fact that although it is a small school it is very diverse. So far I have met students from places all over the world such as Botswana, Cairo, and even the Netherlands! Not only am I able to connect with the all different types of students but my professors as well. I have not met professors that were so willing to help you succeed until coming here! What makes Lake Forest college so special is the ambiance and the friendliness in everyone here. Whether it be athletes, professors, or international students, the Lake Forest community is one.
Lake Forest College is a really great school and community. We have so many great resources on campus, and we have such a great faculty and staff. Staff is super friendly, and they all strive to make everyone feel welcome. Faculty makes material fun and engaging. Faculty tries their best to work with students and make course material that will benefit and engage all students.