Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, IL

Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$49,822

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,582
Declined 1,900
Total Received 4,482
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Private

1,696

undergraduate students

27

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,723
Established in 1857
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
82%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
40%
Top 1/4
63%
Top 1/2
87%
Bottom 1/2
13%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) February 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Recommended

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,582
Declined 1,900
Total Received 4,482

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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Financial Aid

98%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$35,704

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $48,920
Room $5,274
Board $5,680
Additional fees $902
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $61,776
Average Financial Aid - $35,704
Total with Avg. Aid $26,072
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 847 735-5103
F: 847 735-6271
finaid@lakeforest.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

aikido, archery, cheerleading, dance, equestrian sports, fencing, karate, lacrosse, poms, rugby, sailing, track, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

aikido, archery, baseball, cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, karate, lacrosse, poms, rock climbing, rugby, sailing, track, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, bag toss, ball hockey, basketball, broomball, flag football, ice hockey, indoor soccer, kickball, racquetball, table tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Midwest Conference (Division III), Northern Collegiate Hockey Association, Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Area Studies, Other.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business/Commerce, General.
Chemistry, General.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Education, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Studies.
Finance, General.
French Language and Literature.
History, General.
International Relations and Affairs.
Latin American Studies.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Neuroscience.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Sciences, Other.
Sociology and Anthropology.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Statistics, General.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Business
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,723

total students

54%

in-state

46%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

1,696
students

Female
58%
979

Male
42%
717

2%

27
students

Female
67%
18

Male
33%
9

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,666
students

Female
58%
962

Male
42%
704

2%

30
students

Female
57%
17

Male
43%
13

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

10%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 68
Countries most often represented Canada
China
El Salvador
Japan
Mexico
Nepal
Special services offered for international applicants Special orientation
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