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Founded in 1857, Lake Forest College. is a Private college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 1,540 full time undergraduate students, and 38 full time graduate students.
The Lake Forest College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 97 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Lake Forest College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at LFC are considered Selective, with ,16% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
90% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 62% were in the top quarter, and 33% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Lake Forest College.
58 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
51 Students rated off-campus housing 1.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
61 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
66 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
66 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.
66 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.
66 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
66 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
13 Students rated Lake Forest College
Small school but great professors and people there. Lots of options for studying different majors, internships and offers study abroad programs. Very big sports culture. Can get to the city of Chicago in less than an hour if you want to access big city amenities
The moment I stepped onto campus for my interview before I got accepted, I knew I had to be here. Lake Forest College is my home away from home. I immediately fell in love with the place. I definitely feel safe here and everyone I have met is so nice and looks out for you. The professors want to make sure you understand everything you are learning. The campus is so diverse and there is a week dedicated to cultural diversity, including a gala.
My overall opinion of Lake Forest College is that it is a safe school located in an affluent neighborhood. Lake Forest has a wide variety of majors and minors to choose from, and small class sizes which allow students to have all access to their professors which I think is very important. It is a smaller school, but you are encouraged to get involved, and have a lo of opportunity to be an active participant in your community. There are interesting classes, great professors and a lot of resources for students to take advantage of. You have resources at Lake Forest, the Career Advancement Center, the Health and Wellness Center, and tons of opportunities for internships in Chicago.
Extremely well educated professors who care about students, but the administration could be better. Not as liberal as advertised but it is refreshing and challenging to not be in a bubble of like-minded people. It's nice to focus on academics on campus and take the train to Chicago for the weekend, an hour travel time.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Lake Forest College is 56%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I would tell my self to focus on my double major ealier. I regret not being sure or focused on my double major the first year because now I can no longer double major. I would also tell myself to rush sororities my freshman year. Rushing my second year I felt left out and unwanted.
Someone who is close-minded and does not want to experience diversity; I'm pretty sure Lake Forest is the most diverse school in the nation, and I have learned as much from students as I have from my teachers, if not more. You will be better off if you know what you want, because most of the time, the college can give it to you. If you are not independent and you like conforming, this is not the school for you, though if you like a tight nit group of friends, this is the place for you.
I only considered Lake Forest
Each of my classmates have not only a craving for knowledge and learning but they also like to enjoy the free time they recieve.
The small population resembles a high school experience with alot of gossip and rumors.
The social life is bad-- there nothing to do
LFC offers a strong academic environment with oppurtunities to research and work closely with professors.
All of the opportunities given to us by both alums and the school. We have amazing study abroad programs and internship opportunities. Since we are right outside of Chicago the opportunities are endless.
I most often brag about the small class sizes and my close relationships with my professors.
Lake Forest College is an academically, strong liberal arts college with a very diverse international student population. Class sizes are very small which allows a close relationship to the professors in research activities and non-traditional style lectures. Upper classmen are encouraged to pursue filed related internships within the Chicago, Il area and study abroad programs. Lake Forest College provides a culturally and internationally diverse atmosphere where you may build life long friendships.
I wish I had known to live on South Campus and stay far far away from North Campus.
Someone who wants an opportunity to explore various career fields in order to fully embrace their final major.
Well first, I have to give credit where it is due. The professors are really great at Lake Forest. I feel as though I was challenged and accomplished many difficult things. On the other hand I felt completely ostracized, alone, and very unhappy. I came to the school with an open mind and it was so small and clique-ish that I felt as though I had no one. I went home everyday, and I moved throughout campus three times, on each of the three campus', to see if I could fit in SOMEWHERE. I began to have a very low self confidence and I felt really depressed. I'm normally a happy, upbeat person, who never has problems making friends. It felt like a ghost town and was very very exclusive. I wish I had a better freshman experience. Also, there were no parties, and no one really talked to one another at night. I would wander around the student center all the time at night alone.
The classes were very small 11-15 people. You develop a relationship with your professors. They challenge you A LOT and its a ton of work. But because they are very good professors its VERY doable. I got straight As and I was writing 10-15 pagers. I learned a ton at Lake Forest and there is a lot of pressure to know what is going on each day. But you can ask the professor one on one any time anything.
At Lake Forest a lot of people were in sororities and fraternities but they were like small little cliques. Football, soccer, hockey, student gov't were popular They all stuck together and dint talk to anyone else.
Very diverse. Range from Students who like to be part of the school and those who want to enjoy college.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
97% of students
attending Lake Forest College receive some sort of financial aid.
45% were awarded federal grants.
While 81% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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