Lake Forest, IL
Lake Forest College


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Recent Reviews

Joseph
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It's very small, and somewhat close-knit. The alumni connections are awesome, and you can really go after your dreams and goa...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It's very small, and somewhat close-knit. The alumni connections are awesome, and you can really go after your dreams and goals more easily, I feel.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College will give you some of the most awesome and worst times of your life, but you have to embrace it all with open arms and an open mind. Don't limit yourself to who you meet and befriend, what activities you do on and off campus, and look forward to what's to come. You're life is going to get busier than ever before, and you're not always going to like it, but when you look back at it all in retrospect, you won't have a single true regret. Stay focused, because playing catch-up sucks, and you're not going to get away with the work ethic you had in highschool. This is your future, so treat it like so. Have fun, stay focused, and celebrate when appropriate.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Chicago is really close, and I've met really ineresting people through both the school and getting involved in the community (ie: community involvement through working).

Leah
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Lake Forest is a small community of people who want to learn and don't mind helping others learn in the process.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Lake Forest is a small community of people who want to learn and don't mind helping others learn in the process.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The location allows students to have a small town campus feel while being very close to all of the resources and excitement of a big city, Chicago. The other schools I considered did not have the kind of resources of a big city.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finding the right college can no doubt be a stressful and daunting process, but try your best to enjoy the ride. Look for some that you normally wouldn't consider and get a feel for size by looking at schools of all different sizes. Don't make decisions based on the name, try to get past all of that because wherever you go it'll be what you make of it. Look for small class sizes and accessable professors, I've found these things make all the difference. When you get your acceptance letters and financial aid packages re-evaluate and try to make the best fit for you and your wallet, in the long run money does matter. Parents, do your best to stay out of the decision making process, it is easier to make the best of a situation when you know you've made the decision on your own. So students when you finally make the decision trust that is the right one and give it time. If its not, transferring is not as hard as it seems. When you finally arrive on campus and are scared to death, know that everyone else is too.

Sara
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is placed in a suburb with a small town feel, very close to a large metropolitan area. This provides a safe and sheltering...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is placed in a suburb with a small town feel, very close to a large metropolitan area. This provides a safe and sheltering environment to come home to after exploring the city. An appreciation for outside activities in Chicago is cultivated and promoted at Lake Forest College. This mix of urban and small town is something very unique to Lake Forest.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It will be alright. You will be happy, you will make friends, and you will figure out what you want to do with your life. Don't worry.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The average student of Lake Forest College is open minded and fairly studious. Someone attending this school should be able to manage their time between studies and extra-curricular activities; most students participate in other clubs or groups. Also, because of the closeness to Chicago, a Lake Forest student has an interest in other cultures and exploring big cities.

Laura
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are motivated, liberal, confident, and interesting.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are motivated, liberal, confident, and interesting.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When students want to find a college that they will be satisfied with they should consider the location, size, and policies that they would prefer to work with. When deciding where to go to college, two things in proximity to the school should be considered. Students must know if they should realistically be far from or close to home. Do they or do they not care about what surrounds their campus? Do they want to go to a college near a city, in a city, or even near a town? Size is also important in two ways - in terms of population and in the actual physical sense of how big the campus is. Some students are better suited to small schools while others would prefer a large university, there are pros and cons for each that should be weighed. How big the campus is really does matter as well, because the student should know if they will need to walk or drive to their classes, practices, and events. Knowing the requirements the school has for choosing classes each year, and how many classes the college requires each year is important for undecided students and those certain of their major.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Most students do not take full advantage of everything the school has to offer. For example, cultural activities are poorly attended and students that do get involved in clubs usually are in multiple clubs, but the majority of the student body is uninvolved or only in sports. I do not think this has anything to with the administration or anyone working for the school, it is purely my opinion of the student body.

Anne
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

great teachers with small classes. a small school where almost everyone lives on campus but you can easly get into the city.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

great teachers with small classes. a small school where almost everyone lives on campus but you can easly get into the city.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I think the greatest thing about the american college system is that you dont kneed to know what or where you want to go right away. You have the ability to change your mind. You can get a good education at almost any college as long as you apply your self. College is all about what you make of it, if you are open to new experances and people you will love college and get the most out of your experance.

What kind of person should attend this school?

you have to like the cold winters and not mind living on campus.

Mallory
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Lake Forest is a small liberal arts school close to the city of Chicago that is a great place to grow and meet people if you'...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Lake Forest is a small liberal arts school close to the city of Chicago that is a great place to grow and meet people if you're willing to make an effort.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure it's affordable and has the right balance of fun and academics. When you visit college, have your parents drop you off by yourself in the middle of campus and walk around to see if you feel comfortable with your surroundings.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

People from different social circles all get along and party together.

Ashley
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being close to chicago and learning in the city. Being friendly and having small classes. Having students from over 50 countr...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being close to chicago and learning in the city. Being friendly and having small classes. Having students from over 50 countries throughout the world.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise students and parents to select a school where they feel comfortable, because this will allow them to be open to talking to peers and professors about any questions or concerns. A place where the environment seems healthy and as a place where they can learn and grow as a person. College isn't all about getting great grades (though helpful), it's about the whole experience - meeting new people, learning new ideas in class, viewing the world in a different light, and of course having fun as well. Don't let homework consume all of your time, yet don't let your friends pressure you into going out one night instead of finishing an important assignment. Find a college where you feel you can best thrive, whether it's at a small school in the suburbs, or a large school in a city. Where do you think you will learn the most about what you are interested in? Also, do they provide career services and counseling? Go to a college where you can be yourself and can feel comfortable. Don't go somewhere because your friends or parents, go to a place that feels BEST for YOU!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who wants a comfortable small environment and someone who can make their own fun to enjoy their full college experience, instead of relying on the college to provide it for them.

Ryan
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The professors are very knowledgable and give students alot of personal attention. Lake Forest College is located in a beaut...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The professors are very knowledgable and give students alot of personal attention. Lake Forest College is located in a beautiful area surrounded by forestry, ravines, and Lake Michigan.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Think about what you want to study and make your decision based on academics.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The small population resembles a high school experience with alot of gossip and rumors.

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  • Enrollment
  • 1,540
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $44,116
  • Acceptance rate
  • 57%

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