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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.

Web Sitewww.lakeforest.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students1,540
   Women882 (57.3%)
   Men658 (42.7%)
Graduate Students38

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate57% of 4,227 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.62
SAT Math520-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading52-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing500-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$56,842
Tuition and Fees
$44,116
Room and Board
$9,810
Average Percent of Need MetNot reported
Average Freshman AwardNot reported
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
98
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Lake Forest Population19,352
Nearest Metropolitan AreaChicago
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 89% of freshmen, 74% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotBlack Bear
Sororities21% of women participate
Fraternities 19% of men participate

STUDENTS

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 Students7.6% from 71 countries
First-Year Students Returning83.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
64.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
81%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
19.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.00 3.18     33
Low 3.00 2.37     33
High 3.00 4.00     33
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