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Lake Forest College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

1,607 Students

53% Admitted

  • 1,542 full time
  • 18 part time
  • 676 men full time
  • 913 women full time
  • 3,451 applied
  • 1,905 admitted
  • 416 enrolled

1,508 Undergraduates

$43,392 Tuition/Year

  • 19 Graduates
  • 7 Non-Degree
  • $43,392 in state
  • $724 fees
  • $10,390 room & board
  • $1,000 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Boomer The Bear
School Colors: Red and Black
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Amanda from Windham, ME
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  • Lake Forest College is so far the harborer of a fantastic learning environment. The administration pushes their students to becoming better writers with skills in reading comprehension and organization in…

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  • Devin - Chicago, IL
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  • Lake Forest encourages students to learn, offering many opportunities to those who attend. They make a great deal of effort to make students feel at home with both their…

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  • Chelsey from CHICAGO, IL
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  • lake forest college is an intensive, liberal arts school. with a diverse and broad range of studies and activities, students are able to explore many aspects. thus, this college is…

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  • Wonderful Liberal Arts College
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  • Lake Forest College is a fairly academically rigorous college with small class sizes and opportunities available for individual study and focus. Campus life is fun, but there are few…

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  • Raul from Holyoke, MA
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  • Diversity is a major factor here at LFC. Your professors will challenge you as well as take an interest in you due to the size of the college. …

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Mission Statement

Lake Forest College affirms that education ennobles the individual. Our curriculum engages students in the breadth of the liberal arts and the depth of traditional disciplines. We encourage students to read critically, reason analytically, communicate persuasively, and, above all, to think for themselves. We foster creative talent and independent research. We embrace cultural diversity. We honor achievement. Our faculty of distinguished scholars takes pride in its commitment to teaching. We know our students by name and prepare them to become responsible citizens of the global community. We enable students, faculty, trustees, and administrators to solve problems in a civil manner, collectively. We maintain a secure residential campus of great beauty. We enrich our curriculum with the vibrant resources of Chicago. Lake Forest College celebrates the personal growth that accompanies the quest for excellence.

Lake Forest College
  • Located in Lake Forest, IL
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 1,607 students enrolled
  • 53% admitted
  • $43,392 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Ruth from Waukegan, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Students are very nice as well as professor and everyone working here! the Cafeteria is great! Especially since its being renovated...the food is great---buffet style!

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  • 5
  • Forester '12
  • I am a current student here

    I have thoroughly enjoyed myself at Lake Forest College. A common complaint is that there is nothing to do at Lake Forest-- but it is my belief that people who say that don't take advantage of Lake Forest's many resources. There are always events on campus to get involved in or someone down the hall to have an adventure with. Also, Chicago is right around the corner, which was a major factor when I applied. The city has become like an extra professor for me, and teaches me more about myself every day.

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  • 5
  • Pleasantly Surprised '13
  • I am a current student here

    The community of students and professors is one of the best things about Lake Forest College. There are so many organizations to join, activities to participate in and events to attend. Getting involved is worthwhile at this school because of opportunities to show leadership

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  • 3
  • Kelly
  • I am a current student here

    The setback of being in Lake Forest College is its location. The city of Lake Forest is quite boring. Therefore, students go to nearby cities to hang out. Luckily, downtown Chicago is only located one hour away. However, it is hard to find something to do when you pressed for time.

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