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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • Angelina from Chicago, IL
  • Mar-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Since the school is located in the middle of a suburb, there is not much to do. In town there are several shop but are pricy for college students. When it is nice enough, some students go to the beach which is about a 10-15 minutes walk from campus. On campus, there is always something going at night for the students. There is a shuttle bus that takes students to other shopping centers.

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  • Caitlyn from Brookfield, IL
  • Nov-08-2013 I am a current student here

    I personally like the party scene for the most part because I like knowing the people I am partying with, but I feel like most people would prefer the party scene at a bigger school. It is about a mile walk to the beach; there are many ravines to adventure through so if you are into nature there is plenty to keep you busy. Lake Forest is a beautiful town the huge, beautiful houses. There is a mall about 10-15 minutes from campus.

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  • Abby from Lake Forest, IL
  • Apr-13-2013 I am a current student here

    The school always puts on many events such as dances, DJ's, karaoke, pageants, drag shows, etc. There is always something to do and many alcohol and non-alcoholic options for students.

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  • Katie
  • Apr-04-2013 I am a current student here

    The good news is that although Lake Forest may lack student life, it is only an hour away from the bustling hub of Chicago. The schools proximity to the city offers numerous opportunities for social outings and most importantly internships. On campus, sports are a big deal, and most Foresters turn out to sports events. Most events on campus that involve drinking have now been abolished, so don't expect much partying here.

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  • Forester '15
  • Sep-18-2012 I am a current student here

    Many people here complain that there's nothing to do in Lake Forest, but that isn't exactly true. As background, Lake Forest is one of the wealthiest cities in Illinois. The town essentially closes down by 10pm, so most students will visit nearby Highwood for its nightlife. However, LF hosts multiple art fairs during the fall, as well as a weekly farmer's market in the square. Lake Forest's public beach on the shores of Lake Michigan is stunning and just a few blocks from the College. The city has hundreds of acres of restored prairie and forest, as well as an excellent park system. I personally think that just walking around the town and looking at the ravines and 19th century mansions that abound is interesting. Of course, Chicago and Evanston are readily accessible by the Metra for those who want to get off campus. For a larger campus social scene, many students go to Northwestern on the weekends, which is just a 25min train ride south from Lake Forest.

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  • college_reviewer
  • Jul-28-2012 I am a current student here

    Although the town of Lake Forest doesn't offer much to do for fun, the Metra is a 10 minute walk from campus and can provide students a mode of transportation to visit Chicago, Evanston and the other towns nearby. There are various organizations to join on campus if leaving campus doesn't seem appealing- everything from art club to ultimate frisbee. There are also ACP's, or All Campus Parties, hosted in the Student center at least once a month. Sporting events are always happening as well if that's a more appealing option.

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  • Malaika from Cincinnati, OH
  • Jul-26-2012 I am a current student here

    Lake Forest is 20 minutes north of Chicago, if there is no traffic and if you take the train it is 45 minutes. A lot of the students go into the city often to have fun. The Lake Forest beach is a 10 minute walk away and there are plenty of events, parties and games that the students go to as well.

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  • Amanda from Windham, ME
  • Jul-22-2012 I am a current student here

    Because Lake Forest is so close to the Lake Forest train stop, Chicago and all of its glory is only a train ride away. More locally however, there are many cute shops and restaurants a walk away from campus. In the surrounding towns there are also many options for entertainments which the provided shuttle from the school will bring you to.

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