Lake Forest College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Lake Forest, Illinois, which is a predominantly suburban area. Lake Forest College has a yearly student enrollment of around a thousand.
Areas of study offered at Lake Forest College include:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- English Language And Literature
- Social Sciences
- Communications And Journalism
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
The admissions process will include the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions staff. This school admits around 50 percent of applicants yearly. Of those admitted, nearly 24 percent of students registered for enrollment. More information on admissions can be found at lakeforest.edu.
Undergraduate tuition is approximately $41,000 annually, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's tuition calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. Housing may be available for those who wish to live on-campus for a cost of $4,700 annually. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
The Lake Forest College Foresters participate in a number of athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Athletic programs offered include:
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Football (NCAA Division III)
- Ice Hockey (NCAA Division III)
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may provide a better idea of the students Lake Forest College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Lake Forest College is about 1,600, with undergraduate students making up about 98% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $42,000-$50,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Per unit charges are around $1,400 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||98%||$28,005|
|Receiving Student Loans||82%||$6,605|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Lake Forest College may offer services like:
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
Lake Forest College has an overall graduation rate which is around 64%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||58%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||5%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.6%|
Lake Forest College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Basketball (Midwest Conference)
- Football (Midwest Conference)
- Ice Hockey
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Lake Forest College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Lake Forest College for official up-to-date information.