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Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, IL
Lake Forest, founded in 1857, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 107-acre campus is located in Lake Forest, 25 miles from Chicago.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,540
   Women 882 (57.3%)
   Men 658 (42.7%)
Graduate Students 38
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 57% of 4,227 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.62
SAT Math 520-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 52-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance $56,842
  Tuition and Fees $44,116
  Room and Board $9,810
Average Percent of Need Met Not reported
Average Freshman Award Not reported
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 98
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Lake Forest Population 19,352
Nearest Metropolitan Area Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 89% of freshmen, 74% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Black Bear
Sororities 21% of women participate
Fraternities 19% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.9% Asian
6.4% Black/African-American
17.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.2% White
4.4% Unknown
International Students 7.6% from 71 countries
First-Year Students Returning 83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 64.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 81%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 19.0%