Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

Lake Forest College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
1,404
Total Undergrads
Including 21 Part-time
402
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Midwest Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

7
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $47,681)
8
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,521)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball 16 15 - -
Football 80 - - -
Ice Hockey 45 20 - -
Soccer 24 22 - -
Softball - 15 - -
Swimming and Diving 13 20 - -
Tennis 10 10 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 10 18 - -
Volleyball - 14 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.6%
Hispanic 7.0%
Non-resident alien 10.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 73.4%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Lake Forest College

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 3
Liquor Law Violation 25
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 13
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Chelsey from CHICAGO, IL
  • 4
  • the residence halls on campus supports the needs of all students. from substance-free dorm rooms to apartments, students' needs are taken into consideration. with the help and support from resident…

  • Mar-07-2012 Read More
  • Raul from Holyoke, MA
  • 3
  • Some dorms are nicer than others but all in all, they're acceptable. I recommend Nollen Hall because its brand new and has a mini store/kitchen on the first floor…

  • Jun-28-2012 Read More
  • Kiersten from Temecula, CA
  • 4
  • Dorm rooms and location determine the time of living environment. Middle campus building are older and tend to consist of doubles and singles. These location encompass both partying and academics side…

  • Jul-15-2012 Read More
  • Amanda from Windham, ME
  • 4
  • The dorms at Lake Forest have lots of character. There are many old buildings that serve as housing for the students that do need a little bit of re-working but…

  • Jul-22-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Caitlyn from Brookfield, IL
  • Nov-08-2013 I am a current student here

    It is still cafeteria food, but compared to other school, bigger schools, the food is probably really good. The downside is they don't serve dinner on Saturdays. There are not many outside options that are close. It takes about 10-15 minutes to drive to the mall where there are a bunch of options.

    Read More
  • 5
  • Abby from Lake Forest, IL
  • Apr-13-2013 I am a current student here

    Our dining hall has amazing food as well as we have multiple mini cafes around campus so you can always find something to eat!

    Read More
  • 3
  • Katie
  • Apr-04-2013 I am a current student here

    When I started at Lake Forest as a freshmen, I would have given the food and dining 5 stars. However, Lake Forest has now signed a contract with Aramark and renovated the cafeteria, which has changed things. Although the cafeteria looks better, food quality has decreased, and lines have increased. The food is still much better than most what most college cafeterias have to offer, however the lack of variety and become monotonous and the lines irksome.

    Read More
  • 4
  • Forester '15
  • Sep-18-2012 I am a current student here

    Aramark's food quality varies. Some days, the Caf serves what seems like restaurant-quality fare (made-to-order Reubens, pasta creations, and stir fry), and some days you're greeted with pizzas, burgers, and fries. To be fair, there is always an excellent salad bar and wrap line, and sushi and other food can be purchased with a meal plan outside of cafeteria hours in the student center. In general, food is very fresh. Students sign up for an on-campus meal plan that includes a certain number of allotted meals per week and some flex dollars. These can be spent at a number of cafe and convenience store locations on campus. On the whole, the food at Lake Forest is significantly better than most other college cafeteria food that I've tried.

    Read More
  • 4
  • college_reviewer
  • Jul-28-2012 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria was just recently re-done and has been given a new aesthetically appealing design. Many of the food options are custom made to order which is a nice option for picky eaters or those with special dietary needs. There is a lot of variety and one can always find something appetizing to eat.

    Read More
  • 5
  • Malaika from Cincinnati, OH
  • Jul-26-2012 I am a current student here

    The food is AMAZING!!! The is absolutely the best, there are vegan ad vegetarian options and there is something new everyday and plenty of crowd favorites.

    Read More
  • 4
  • Amanda from Windham, ME
  • Jul-22-2012 I am a current student here

    The dining experience at Lake Forest is pretty good. There is always something that I end up finding appealing and themed food nights add a little excitement to a busy student's life. On Sundays there are usually less options because the kitchen is getting ready for the week but other that that it is great. Also, there is a smaller cafe called Boomer's where sushi and other options are served regularly.

    Read More
  • 5
  • Yvonne from Chicago, IL
  • Jul-22-2012 I am a current student here

    Forget freshman fifteen, it was more like thirty. Remembering my self control did not come easy, but I learned that there were many healthy options available if you know where to find it. Veggie options too!

    Read More
Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Caitlyn from Brookfield, IL
  • Nov-08-2013 I am a current student here

    I believe there are four sororities and three fraternities on campus. They accept everyone (everyone who rushes gets a bid)! We do not have Greek housing, but Greek lounges instead.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Abby from Lake Forest, IL
  • Apr-13-2013 I am a current student here

    About 15% of our students are involved in Greek Life so we are not a Greek or go home kind of campus, so if you interested we have it, and if you're not, then you do not feel left out.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Katie
  • Apr-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is big at Lake Forest College. However, many complain that it is pointless because as 1,500 students attend, you don't meet anyone new. Also, Lake Forest Does not house anyone in sorority's or fraternity's separately.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Forester '15
  • Sep-18-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life here is not nearly as ubiquitous as it is at some other schools. Only about 20% of people at Lake Forest are Greek, and the city banned the use of fraternity houses, so frat parties here are basically nonexistent.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Malaika from Cincinnati, OH
  • Jul-26-2012 I am a current student here

    There are four different sororities and two different fraternities. There are no historically black or other minority greek organizations, unfortunately. Although there are not a lot of different Greek organizations like other schools about 45% of the campus belongs to one of the Greek organizations that we do have.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Amanda from Windham, ME
  • Jul-22-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is lively and fun but not nearly as competitive or scary as it is in other schools. Very few are turned away and there are no designated housing spots for frats or sororities.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Kiersten from Temecula, CA
  • Jul-15-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a small part of LFC. While it's fun for all Greeks, it not necessary to have a good time on campus. Greeks have their own lounges but no houses due to Lake Forest City housing rules.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-11-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is amazing. There aren't many fraternities and sororities but they are all quite exceptional.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Raul from Holyoke, MA
  • Jun-28-2012 I am a current student here

    No crazy frat parties here. Mostly a way to meet new people while doing something good for the community.

    Read More