Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, IL

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Lake Forest College

Lake Forest College

Lake Forest College Student Essentials

Lake Forest College Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Black Bear
Website: www.lakeforest.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $38,300
Out-of-State Tuition: $38,300
Retention Rate: 83%
Enrollment: 1,611
Year Established: 1857

About Lake Forest College

With an enrollment below 1,500 and a student-to-faculty ratio of about 13:1, Lake Forest College provides the quintessential private liberal arts college experience. The school emphasizes professional as well as intellectual development, providing internship and professional development opportunities.

College life at Lake Forest is entwined with the nearby city of Chicago. The Center for Chicago Programs offers several exciting ways to explore the city.

Lake Forest College’s academics include about 40 undergraduate programs of study. The school takes pride in its personalized instruction; few classes exceed 20 students, and professors do all of the teaching. This results in a more engaging classroom experience based on discussion rather than lectures.

The college has also begun offering graduate degrees. Programs offered currently include master’s degrees in Liberal Studies and in Teaching.
Lake Forest College offers generous financial aid to eligible students. Well-qualified in-state students receive a yearly $12,000 scholarship, while excellent out-of-state students are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship.

The Forester Scholarship, which ranges from $3,000 to $8,000, is based on a variety of criteria: for example, academic achievement, artistic ability, commitment to the sciences or outstanding community service.

Lake Forest College Map & Location

Lake Forest College
555 N Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045


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Getting Around Lake Forest College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Lake Forest, IL

Winter
Dec
36
20
Jan
32
16
Feb
36
19
Spring
Mar
45
28
Apr
57
38
May
68
47
Summer
Jun
78
57
Jul
83
63
Aug
81
62
Fall
Sep
74
54
Oct
62
42
Nov
49
33

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,582
Freshman Class 416
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,611

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 13%
  • African American: 7%
  • Caucasian: 71%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 13%
African American 7%
Caucasian 71%
Asian 4%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 59%
Men 41%
International 12%
Domestic 88%

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Lake Forest College

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