Tuition & Fees

$44,116

$44,116

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Selective

54%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,855
Declined + 1,518
Total Received 3,373
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Private (nonprofit)

1,572

undergraduate students

28

graduate students

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  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1392
ACT 1054

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
22%
500-599
36%
400-499
26%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
52%
400-499
19%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
11%
500-599
51%
400-499
27%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
23%
24-29
40%
18-23
31%
12-17
5%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
49%
18-23
35%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
12%
24-29
50%
18-23
35%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Lake Forest College, founded in 1857, is a private liberal arts school. Its 107-acre campus is located in Lake Forest, one-half mile from Lake Michigan and 30 miles north of Chicago.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,600
Established in 1857
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Lake Forest, IL

107-acre, suburban campus in Lake Forest (population: 19,375), 25 miles from Chicago. Served by train; major airports serve Chicago and Milwaukee (47 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Lake Forest College
555 North Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
74%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 19% of male students
 
4 sororities 21% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
39%
Top 1/4
64%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
22%
500-599
36%
400-499
26%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
52%
400-499
19%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
11%
500-599
51%
400-499
27%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
23%
24-29
40%
18-23
31%
12-17
5%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
8%
24-29
49%
18-23
35%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
12%
24-29
50%
18-23
35%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline October 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Selective

54%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,855
Declined + 1,518
Total Received 3,373

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Chris Ellertson
Vice President for Enrollment
P: 800 828-4751
F: 847 735-6271
admissions@lakeforest.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,293,451
State $2,251,868
Institutional $30,604,106
Other external $1,664,572
Total $37,813,997

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $5,490,600
Other external $31,100
Total $5,521,700

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
handball
ice hockey
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Midwest Conference (Division III), Northern Collegiate Hockey Association, Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association
Mascot
Boomer: Black Bear
School colors
red and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Area Studies
Art
Art History
Asian Studies
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communications
Computer Science
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Studies
Finance
French
History
Independent Scholar
International Relations
Latin American Studies
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Religion
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Teaching
Theatre
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Undergraduate

98%

1,572
students

Female
56%
884

Male
44%
688

Graduate

2%

28
students

Female
64%
18

Male
36%
10

undergraduateFull-time

98%

1,553
students

Female
57%
872

Male
43%
681

undergraduatePart-time

2%

19
students

Female
64%
12

Male
36%
7

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

62%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Required of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

59

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

75%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 73
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Mexico
Swaziland
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kris Sundberg
Director of Enrollment
847 735-5000
ksundber@lakeforest.edu

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