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Lake Forest College Stats, Info and Facts

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1,443 students

54% admitted

  • 1,411 full time
  • 32 part time
  • 560 men full time
  • 851 women full time
  • 3,198 applied
  • 1,711 admitted
  • 406 enrolled

1,404 Undergraduates

$37,660 tuition/year

  • 17 Graduates
  • 22 Non-Degree
  • $37,660 in state
  • $640 fees
  • $9,050 room & board
  • $1,000 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Chelsey from CHICAGO, IL
  • 0
  • lake forest college is an intensive, liberal arts school. with a diverse and broad range of studies and activities, students are able to explore many aspects. thus, this college is…

  • Mar-07-2012 Read More
  • Raul from Holyoke, MA
  • 0
  • Diversity is a major factor here at LFC. Your professors will challenge you as well as take an interest in you due to the size of the college. …

  • Jun-28-2012 Read More
  • Kiersten from Temecula, CA
  • 0
  • Lake Forest College is a small school with a great sense of community. Small class sizes make the classes interactive with professors who care. Athletic scene a close…

  • Jul-15-2012 Read More
  • Amanda from Windham, ME
  • 0
  • Lake Forest College is so far the harborer of a fantastic learning environment. The administration pushes their students to becoming better writers with skills in reading comprehension and organization in…

  • Jul-22-2012 Read More
  • college_reviewer
  • 0
  • Tucked away about 35 miles north of Chicago, Lake Forest offers the small school atmosphere while still providing access to the buzzing city atmosphere of Chicago. Students have the unique…

  • Jul-28-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

Lake Forest College affirms that education ennobles the individual. Our curriculum engages students in the breadth of the liberal arts and the depth of traditional disciplines. We encourage students to read critically, reason analytically, communicate persuasively, and, above all, to think for themselves. We foster creative talent and independent research. We embrace cultural diversity. We honor achievement. Our faculty of distinguished scholars takes pride in its commitment to teaching. We know our students by name and prepare them to become responsible citizens of the global community. We enable students, faculty, trustees, and administrators to solve problems in a civil manner, collectively. We maintain a secure residential campus of great beauty. We enrich our curriculum with the vibrant resources of Chicago. Lake Forest College celebrates the personal growth that accompanies the quest for excellence.

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Ruth from Waukegan, IL
  • Jul-07-2011 I am a current student here

    Students are very nice as well as professor and everyone working here! the Cafeteria is great! Especially since its being renovated...the food is great---buffet style!

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  • 5
  • Forester '12
  • Jun-06-2011 I am a current student here

    I have thoroughly enjoyed myself at Lake Forest College. A common complaint is that there is nothing to do at Lake Forest-- but it is my belief that people who say that don't take advantage of Lake Forest's many resources. There are always events on campus to get involved in or someone down the hall to have an adventure with. Also, Chicago is right around the corner, which was a major factor when I applied. The city has become like an extra professor for me, and teaches me more about myself every day.

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  • 5
  • Pleasantly Surprised '13
  • May-27-2011 I am a current student here

    The community of students and professors is one of the best things about Lake Forest College. There are so many organizations to join, activities to participate in and events to attend. Getting involved is worthwhile at this school because of opportunities to show leadership

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  • 3
  • Kelly
  • Jan-07-2010 I am a current student here

    The setback of being in Lake Forest College is its location. The city of Lake Forest is quite boring. Therefore, students go to nearby cities to hang out. Luckily, downtown Chicago is only located one hour away. However, it is hard to find something to do when you pressed for time.

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