Lake Forest, IL
Lake Forest College


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Recent Reviews

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

Lake Forest College is a school where students come from all over the world to unite toward the common goal of becoming the b...

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

Lake Forest College is a school where students come from all over the world to unite toward the common goal of becoming the best that they can be.

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

Lake Forest College is unique because of its location, size, and diversity. Students come from all over the world to a small school that is relatively 1,400 students. They each bring with them different customs and ideas that help to inspire and teach their peers. The small size allows the teachers to have a high degree of interaction with students. This leads to a depper understanding of course topics. Finally, Lake Forest College is unique because it has a small school feel, but the opportunity to get down-town Chicago via train for fun on the weekends or internships

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

If I had to choose one way for students and or parents to choose the right college, I would say that they should do many college visits and allow their children to do overnight stays if possible. Too many studens go away to schools and find out that they did not like the campus as much as they thought. They also find that the student life there may not be what they expected. I would say that if the family visits a campus and the student goes off and explores on their own ,rather the parents dragging them around, it is a good sign. The student will know when they are in a place that they are comfortable with. They will then begin to explore their surroundings with curiosity. I would tell parents to give their kids resources such as books that describe college profiles. I would also advise parents to make time to take their child to colleges of various sizes. Some students need the small school feel to learn more deeply, and others want to be in the big college experience. Putting your child in the wrong enviornment can mean they feel isolated or lost in the crowd.

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

Lake Forest College is like an Eastern liberal arts school in the midwest.

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

Lake Forest College is like an Eastern liberal arts school in the midwest.

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

Visit all the colleges on your list. Most likely you will be able to feel the decision out. Choose where you feel the most comfortable.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Very conservative and kids from whealthy families.

Kristin
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are extremely diverse

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are extremely diverse

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

Look for the place that makes you feel like you belong. I feel that you have the ability to be happy with your college experience just about anywhere you go. It is what you make it. Also, make sure you go to a college that is a size you are comfortable with. Make sure that your college supports and offers clubs or activities that you are truly interested in. If you can't have fun with extracurriculars, you will go crazy from all of your schoolwork! Once you find the right school, make sure you get involved with anything and everything you can. There are so many opportunities in college for things you would have never been able to do before. Stay open-minded. You will meet some of the most amazing people in your life. You will experience things that you have never been exposed to before. Enjoy it. Drink it in. It's college--and it only happens once!

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

I wish I would have known that it was better to get involved early. Since it is a smaller school, you have to jump at things to mark your position in activities. If you get involved early, everyone knows you.

Jaime
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are definitely different.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are definitely different.

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

Don't judge your school on the first year - I don't think anyone liked Freshman year very much. Just be yourself and focus on where you want to be in the future and I'm sure you will make the right decision. Also, don't choose a school because someone else you know is going there.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone shouldn't attend this school if they want a big school with a lot of people. Lake Forest is very tight-nit and you have the opportunity to get to know a lot of people.

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

What is truly unique about this school is the attention students recieve from teachers when they show an interest in what the...

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

What is truly unique about this school is the attention students recieve from teachers when they show an interest in what they are learning.

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

There is no formula. Once you understand that each student has their own needs, and their own desires, choosing the right college for you becomes a much less daunting task. Visit each school, and talk to the students. Don't go on a saturday morning when everyone is still asleep, because no matter where you go, they will be. Ask the same questions to different people, include students, professors (if possible), and staff in your survey. Obviously the cafeteria workers won't have any clue about study abroad opportunities, but they have a valuable perspective on the student body, and social interaction. If you haven't been thinking about social life, you should be. Think hard about what you want from your social life at school. Even if you know you won't be binge drinking on a wednesday night, your roomate might be. Your friends down the hall might be. You could be dragged into situations you'd rather stay away from, and even if you do steer clear, you'll probably spend alot of time interacting with people who won't. The general happiness of students on campus will greatly influence your experience. It's all about experience!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about this school, without a doubt, is the surrounding town. Luckily Chicago is just a train ride away, and many students go to chicago every other weekend. Lake Forest town is a wealthy area, and all of the venues cater to the residents.... However, a J. Crew is moving in, which is great, and there are great take-out options for students. If you want to sit down in a restaurant, your best bet is to take the train a few stops south and check out Highwood.

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

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