Lake Forest, IL
Lake Forest College


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Recent Reviews

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

I would advise students who are choosing which institution to attend to focus on three categories. Firstly they should consi...

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

I would advise students who are choosing which institution to attend to focus on three categories. Firstly they should consider what size school would suit them best, be it small or large and how they want to fit into the student body. Just like real estate they should also consider location. Is being in the city important, or do they prefer a quieter environment? Lastly, they need to consider the programs the school offers, not just for their educational time there but also how well the school allows them to find employment after graduation.

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

It's can be difficult for non-athlete underclassmen to obtain a car on campus, which is vital to go shopping as many surrounding stores are too expensive for students on a budget

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

Cliques can form very easily between student groups (basketball/football teams) but it is also very easy to have friends from everywhere

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

Visited the college and talk to student about the social life.

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

Visited the college and talk to student about the social life.

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

The social life is bad-- there nothing to do

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There no one to talk is a dead campus.

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

A school must be based upon a person's work ethic. If you are looking for a "party school" it would be best to attend a lar...

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

A school must be based upon a person's work ethic. If you are looking for a "party school" it would be best to attend a larger university. For a person with a good work ethic, a liberal arts college, such as Lake Forest is perfect. There are certain classes in eash department that all students are required to take that allow a student to explore the different majors LFC has to offer before picking one that is right for themselves. When a major is decided a counseler will help put a schedule together to take the classes needed to achieve the major of choice. The classes are smaller and teachers are willing to help outisde of class, either during office hours or to schedule an appointment if office hours conflict with a students schedule. For somebody with a learning dissability the accomidations are top notch and professors and the rest of the staff are easy to talk to. Often there are guest speakers, comedians, bands and more that come to the college. All of the people at LFC are friendly and helpful. I cannot forget to mention how beautiful the campus is!

What's unique about your campus?

The surroundings. It is a beautiful campus and the library and other facilities are so nice. I love the people as well!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Somebody who does not enjoy writing a lot of papers and staying on top of their work. It is not a school where you can coast through the entire semester and then cram for a test because there is too much material and A LOT of reading!

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

Find a school with too many activities that you seriously want to join, and chances are, you'll find a few that aren't seriou...

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

Find a school with too many activities that you seriously want to join, and chances are, you'll find a few that aren't serious and many that you love. You find life-time friends in clubs. Also, don't let anyone force you to do something you don't want to do--it sounds cliche, but it's some of the best advice anyone can give you. A lot of the time, as a freshman, you are worried about fitting in, but the thing about college is that people respect you more for your individuality and confidence in yourself than for conforming. At the same time, don't be afraid to experience everything--college is the place to make mistakes. Also, know that you are on your own, and with freedom unfortunately comes responsibility, which means learning to do laundry and clean your room. One of the hardest parts is learning to balance work with play. Find a college that academically challenges you; there is no point in going if you're not going to learn anything. Also, however tempting it may be, don't go with high school friends or you'll miss out on meeting awesome people.

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

That a Ph.D. does not equal teaching ability--the best classes are from good teachers, and you find out who the good teachers are by talking to students. Your first year may not be your best year, but you will definitely learn more than you think you will or than you will notice in your first year. I also wish I had done more research about where the theatre department was ranked in the theatre world. Overall, I'm pretty satisfied, but it's not what I expected.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

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.

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

Go somewhere that YOU want to go, not your parents, your friends or your boyfriend/girlfriend. Remember that classes are imp...

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

Go somewhere that YOU want to go, not your parents, your friends or your boyfriend/girlfriend. Remember that classes are important but part of college is the experience of being on your own, so live on campus if you can. You get out of college what you put into it.

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

Course choices are interesting, nice campus, night cafe's in the dorms, a train ride away from Down Town Chicago.

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

Take the time and come to campus and actually talk to students about their experiences on and off campus.

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

Take the time and come to campus and actually talk to students about their experiences on and off campus.

What's unique about your campus?

Personable professors. good programs

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

Visit every campus you apply to. It is infinitely important that the campus you are on for the coming years matches up to you...

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

Visit every campus you apply to. It is infinitely important that the campus you are on for the coming years matches up to your expectations. In particular, visit the facilities of the major you are interested in. If you don't it is highly possible that you will be disappointed. Also, apply to a variety of schools (state, private, small, large). You can't know what kind of school you will fit into unless you apply to various types of schools and visit them all. Find out as much as you can about student life before you accept a school. For example, if you are interested in the Greek system, make sure that going Greek is a big part of the schools you apply to. Make sure the schools have a lot of student organizations that you would be interested in joining. That is where you will make your friends and it will help you make the most of your college experience. And lastly, don't be afraid to travel far from home for school, whether that means out of state or even out of the country. These coming years are your time to learn about life.

What's unique about your campus?

No matter who you are or where you come from, you can always find a group of people that you relate to. You feel like you really belong here.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The administration claims to listen to student feedback (through professor evaluations, editorials in the newspapers, etc) but it is extremely hard, if not impossible to change a situation even when a large number of students are pushing for the change.

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

With any school, find what you enjoy doing, find your passion, and challenge yourself. Try things you think you might not lik...

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

With any school, find what you enjoy doing, find your passion, and challenge yourself. Try things you think you might not like, and utilize all the resources and support the school could possibly provide in the arenas you do enjoy. Push yourself to be different than you were in highschool, rebel a little, but find a cause for your rebelious nature. Find yourself, and don't be a lemming. Jumping off a cliff just because everyone else does...yeah, that's not cool.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who knows what they want and is a "go-getter;" the rescources are available if you want them.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is unmotivated or dependent without the will/drive to change or challenge him/herself, but then again, this probably applies for any school.

Patrick
Describe the students at your school.

Great kids from all across the country.

Describe the students at your school.

Great kids from all across the country.

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

Dont choose a college, let a college choose you. Visit as many campus as possible. When receiving advice about what decisions to make, always question someones motives for wanting you to go somewhere (especially parents, boyfriend/girlfriends etc.).

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

FInd one that have people with different thinking patterns and go there. Thats what makes it interesting.

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

FInd one that have people with different thinking patterns and go there. Thats what makes it interesting.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I have yet to meet someone at this college who isnt nice to strangers on the average day. So if that doesnt describe you, then you shouldnt go.

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