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Lake Forest College
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  • 4 Year
  • LAKE FOREST, IL

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Report Card

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

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Lake Forest is a highly rated private college located in Lake Forest, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,526 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Lake Forest acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Business, Research and Experimental Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 75% of students, Lake Forest alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,100.

About

555 N SHERIDAN ROAD
LAKE FOREST, IL 60045
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference

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.

Lake Forest Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
1020-1240
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$26,968 / 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
$35,984 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 22 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 29 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 29 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    0%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    100%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,526 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
32
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Friendly but cliquey
    32%
  • Athlete or hipster
    14%
  • Diverse
    14%
  • Keeps to themselves
    14%
  • Cliquey
    9%
  • Hipster
    9%
  • Friendly
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 40 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Small
    45%
  • Driven
    20%
  • Introverted
    10%
  • Personalized
    10%
  • Amalgamated
    5%
  • Trendy
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 15 responses

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