Lake Forest College

555 N Sheridan Road, Lake forest, IL 60045-2399
Tel: (847)234-3100
Private, non-profit | 1,565 students
Lake Forest College affirms that education ennables 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. Lake Forest College celebrates the personal growth that accompanies the quest for excellence.

School Overview:

Lake Forest College
CountyLake County, IL
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
118 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,565 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,533 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
22 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,555 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
18 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted56%64%

School Notes:

  • Lake Forest College is a coeducational undergraduate institution located just 30 miles north of Chicago in the small city of Lake Forest, Illinois. One of the most beautiful suburbs on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest provides a secure, supportive environment for the College. The beautiful 107-acre campus sits just a few blocks from Lake Michigan.
  • Lake Forest College was founded in 1857 by a group of Chicagoans who also established the town of Lake Forest. The College has 18 departmental and 8 interdisciplinary majors, plus minors and special programs.
  • Lake Forest provides a superb traditional liberal arts education and does so in ways that are distinctive, even exceptional. Working side-by-side with distinguished faculty, students acquire a strong and lasting academic foundation in the classroom. The student-professor ratio is 12 to 1, and most classes have between 10 and 20 students, so students feel comfortable expressing their opinions or asking for help.
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