Lake Forest, IL
Lake Forest College


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Recent Reviews

Dimitra
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Lake forest is best known for its small size and the close relationships made between students and professors. Every profess...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Lake forest is best known for its small size and the close relationships made between students and professors. Every professor either is working on their PHD or already have one. Lake Forest College also prides itself in being a liberal arts college. Even if you are a sience major getting a job will not be an issue because the school encourages students to take classes that do not revovle around their major. They also pride in their location, a five minute walk to Lake Michigan, and a train ride away from Chicago.

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

It is always tough for a freshman entering college. And the main thin to remember is that it is always hard for a child to move away for the first time, so the key ingredient is to give whatever school you go to some time before you truely decide whether or not they are going to transfer. The best thing to do when looking for schools is deciding on school size. How large do you want your classes, how invovled do you want to be with your professors. Also look at your high school career and ask yourself where you an invovled student. The activities you do in high school maybe look for those same activities at different colleges and then you'll find students with the same interests and it wil be easier to aclimate to school. But I suppose the one thing I would strongly emphasize is to keep an open mind.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who wants a large number and wants to get lost in a lecture hall. Even in a lecture hall my professor knew me, the maximum number was 35 students. Also someone who does not want to know everyone on the campus should not attend.

Brianna
Describe the students at your school.

The students at Lake Forest College are very friendly and outgoing.

Describe the students at your school.

The students at Lake Forest College are very friendly and outgoing.

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

Go visit campuses you are interested in. Allow your child to spend a weekend as well as a Monday on campus to really get a good feel for it.

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

I most often brag about the small class sizes and my close relationships with my professors.

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

Considering that college is ultimately to fulfill your own education needs and desires, helping to advance you socially, emot...

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

Considering that college is ultimately to fulfill your own education needs and desires, helping to advance you socially, emotionally and mentally towards your dream job and then lifestyle, finding the right college is a very important step in your life. It is not however a step that you can go about taking without first considering who you are as a person, what you find important, and where you see yourself in ten, twenty, or more years. Only through knowing yourself can you truly find a college that fits your needs. Yet futures are fluid, they change along with habits and interests, and so are often difficult to pinpoint at an early age. Ignoring smaller details, it seems that there are two large categories of desireable schools: Name Brand and Individual Attention. They each have their own benefits and who you are as a person should be reflected in the emphasis you place on this distinction. All else aside however, college is what you make of it. Figure out what you enjoy, visit widely, talk to students and teachers, and find a place that's comfortable for you. Once there, enjoy your time. Work hard, play hard. Pursue YOUR happiness.

What's unique about your campus?

The small size puts very few limits on your ability to individualize your education experience, giving you lots of opportunity to sign up for classes, talk with teachers, or in my case, switch my major twice, from Econ to Physics and back again, "wasting" a year in terms of major-credits, while still having time to not only graduate on time, but also to double-major and go abroad twice. Everyone is really helpful in accomodating whatever you want to do, as long as you're dedicated and inspired.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I'd rather it were better respected/more well-known so as to make a better impression on potential employers. I also don't like the cold winters.

Samantha
Describe the students at your school.

most of them are academiclly focused and do less partying than people at other schools.

Describe the students at your school.

most of them are academiclly focused and do less partying than people at other schools.

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

I would advise you to go visit and choose the place where you feel most comfortable. As far as makibng the most of your expirence remember "wallowing in muck is for pigs, not people" meaning that you should get out of your room and have fun because part of college is learning to know yourself in addition to learning information. Always participate in class that will help you learn

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

A great place with great people for a great education and a great career.

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

A great place with great people for a great education and a great career.

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

You need to prioritize to find the right college. My family didn't have a lot of money to spend, so I now attend a GREAT college that offers an excellent eduaction as well as fair financial aid and scholarships.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known to live on South Campus and stay far far away from North Campus.

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

Finding the right college is a big decision. Before beginning your search, it is important for you to examine yourself and the reasons why you want to go to college. Why are you really going? What do you want out of life? Do you need to be close to your family? Next, you have to decide what size school you want to attend. Do you want a smaller school that provides more internal exploration? Do you need or want individualized attention? Or are you okay going into a class with 300 other students? Remember that a name-brand college will not guarantee you future success. Whether you graduate from Harvard or a small liberal arts school all that matters is the skills and experience you receive. It is also not vital to pick a college based on a major. Coming out of high school, you do not have enough information or life experience to choose a major. In order to determine your interest and aptitude you need to take a broad range of courses. Lastly, you can afford to go to any college. Ask for help and advice colleges have amazing financial aid packages. Good luck.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Party animal or someone who needs constant activities

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

The advice I would give when choosing the right college and making the most of the college experinece is to choose a college ...

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

The advice I would give when choosing the right college and making the most of the college experinece is to choose a college that the student can see him/herself fitting in. They should like the campus, the dorms, if they are living on campus, and all the different classes and activities the college offers. If the student feels that a college might be the right one for them, then it most likely will be.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any kind of person can attend this school. This is a very diverse school that would accept anyone, and anyone would fit in.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I have not found anything to be frustrating about this school. It has a lot of fun activities, classes and professors that make those classes fun as well.

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

Visit the campus and talk with students and teachers, before you deceide to go there. Every campus has a different feel to i...

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

Visit the campus and talk with students and teachers, before you deceide to go there. Every campus has a different feel to it and once you walk onto a campus that feels right for you, then you know where you should apply. This also helps, when you move to the campus, it will feel friendlier and make you feel at home quicker. Also you should go and try their food. Find out if it taste good and then find out how often they change the menu. Some schools have a set weekly menu that last all year. Talk about Boring! And finally, Talk with freshmen and Seniors to get a broad picture of the school.

What's unique about your campus?

Small, personal, friendly and the teachers are helpful.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

This is a small school, with very small classes. If you want big classes and thousands of people at your school, then this is not the right place.

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

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