Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, IL

Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, IL

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Transfer

Tuition & Fees

$49,822

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,402
Declined 1,745
Total Received 4,147
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Private

1,492

undergraduate students

20

graduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,512
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.

  • Metropolitan area: Chicago
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: O'Hare International

Lake Forest College
555 North Sheridan Road
Lake Forest
60045

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
78%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Athletic Council
  • Student Government
  • United Black Association
  • PRIDE
  • Alpha Tau Omega

Top Events

  • Forester Day of Service
  • Homecoming Events
  • Spring Concert
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
62%
Top 1/2
89%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline February 15
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.62

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,402
Declined 1,745
Total Received 4,147

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Important

academic GPA

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
class rank
recommendation(s)
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 77
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Table tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Area Studies, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Communication, General
Computer Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

1,512

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

1,492
students

Female
57%
853

Male
43%
639

1%

20
students

Female
75%
15

Male
25%
5

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,472
students

Female
58%
845

Male
42%
627

2%

20
students

Female
40%
8

Male
60%
12

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 63%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

77

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: January 1

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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