Lake Forest College

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan just 30 miles north of downtown Chicago, Lake Forest College combines a pragmatic liberal arts curriculum with unique commitments to experiential learning, community diversity, and career development resources.

Our flexible curriculum supports double-majors and minors, and students are also offered unparalleled internships in Chicago, great lab research experience, championship athletics, and study-abroad opportunities. Our outcomes are hard to match: well above 95 percent of our graduates have jobs, were in graduate school, or pursued other chosen opportunities within six months of graduation.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal arts college

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 50%
  • Average ACT score: 24-30
  • Average SAT score: 1110-1280
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Anthropology, Area Studies, Art History, Arts, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Design, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Film/Cinema Studies, Gender Studies, History, Humanities, International Relations, Journalism, Languages, Law, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Museum Studies, Music, Neuroscience, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theology/Religion, Urban Studies 
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based financial aid; Merit-based scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $59,100


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sportsMen's American Football, Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Ice Hockey, Women's Ice Hockey, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, Men's Swimming and Diving, Women''s Swimming and Diving, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball

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