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Lake Forest College

  • Lake Forest, IL
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 58%42%
    student ratio
  • 1,594
    total students
  • $40,448 | $40,448
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 15
    fall application deadline
  • 57%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Area Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

57% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,684
    • Accepted2,110
    • Acceptance Rate57%
    • Enrolled1,594
    • Female Applicants2,117
    • Females Accepted1,274
    • Female Acceptance Rate60%
    • Male Applicants1,567
    • Males Accepted836
    • Male Acceptance Rate53%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation

    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.63
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 15th March 20th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 13th December 13th --
    • Other early decision plan January 15th January 31st --
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$40,448
    • Out-of-state tuition *$40,448
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$724.00
    • Room and board *$9,480.00
    • Room only *$4,480.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,594
    • Male Student Percentage42%
    • Female Student Percentage58%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino14.55%
    • Black or African American6.14%
    • White or Caucasian57.62%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.32%
    • Asian4.87%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.13%
    • Two or more races3.42%
    • Unknown2.85%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout10.12% representing 82 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students34% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 72%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations WMXM, eTeam, Habitat for Humanity, United Black Association, International Student Organization
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division C No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Equestrian sports No Division 3 No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Football No Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division C No
    • Ice hockey No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugy No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division C No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo No Division C No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery No No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Equestrian sports No Division 3 No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division C No
    • Ice hockey No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugy No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division C No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo No Division C No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty178
    • Full-time Percentage56%
    • Part-time Percentage44%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 1,574 students to 126 faculty

Location & Contact

555 North Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
USA

Mr.William Motzer

Vice President for Admissions and Career Services

Phone: 847-735-5000
Fax: 847-735-6271
Email: admissions@lakeforest.edu



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