Tuition & Fees

$48,424

$48,424

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
47%
500-599
42%
400-499
2%
700-800
15%
600-699
40%
500-599
40%
400-499
5%
700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
53%
400-499
16%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
27%
24-29
41%
18-23
29%
12-17
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
54%
18-23
29%
12-17
6%
30-36
21%
24-29
51%
18-23
28%
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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 (nonprofit)

1,513

undergraduate students

20

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Business
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1392
ACT 1054

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,533
Established in 1857
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
78%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
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 15% of male students
 
4 sororities 15% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
62%
Top 1/2
89%
Bottom 1/2
11%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
47%
500-599
42%
400-499
2%
700-800
15%
600-699
40%
500-599
40%
400-499
5%
700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
53%
400-499
16%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
27%
24-29
41%
18-23
29%
12-17
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
54%
18-23
29%
12-17
6%
30-36
21%
24-29
51%
18-23
28%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application 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
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Recommended

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

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

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

Financial Aid

88%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$40,534

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $47,680
Room $5,140
Board $5,536
Additional fees $744
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $60,100
Average Financial Aid - $40,534
Total with Avg. Aid $19,566
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
May 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Jerry Cebrzynski
Associate Vice President for Financial Aid
cebrzynski@lakeforest.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
handball
ice hockey
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track (outdoor)
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 Directors

Jackie Slaats (men's)
Athletic Director
email

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American Studies
American Studies
Area Studies
Art
Art History
Asian Studies
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
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
Self-Designed Major
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Teaching
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Business
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • 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

1,533

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

1,513
students

Female
57%
864

Male
43%
649

1%

20
students

Female
75%
15

Male
25%
5

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,472
students

Female
58%
845

Male
42%
627

3%

41
students

Female
47%
19

Male
53%
22

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

47%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

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

60

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

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 77
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
Japan
Mexico
Russia
Special services offered for international applicants Special orientation

International Student Contact

Darren Drabek
Director of International Admissions
847 735-6042
drabek@lakeforest.edu

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