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.
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
I enjoy the community aspect, but I would love to see more attention go to the theater department. Millions of dollars have been spent on the Moore housing, science department, and random things like Hamilton tickets. However, the school still uses one of the oldest (and extremely small) buildings from before the school existed to use as the "blackbox" theater. Its just a very awkwardly shaped rectangular room with all of the walls painted black. We have administration that loves theater, as well as a diverse group of students who are passionate about the art, but there has still been an extreme lack of focus for Theater.
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.
Lake Forest College is the best decision I have made. I love Lake Forest because it is very diverse and friendly. It is also close to home. Not only are the students nice but the staff as well. They are very easy to talk to and understanding. Also, Lake Forest College offers many financial aid opportunities and scholarships which really helps students like me that are first-generation and low-income. Overall, I am happy with Lake Forest College and would not change a thing.