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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.

Website: www.lakeforest.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,492
Undergraduate
Students
(57.2%) 853 Women
(42.8%) 639 Men
20
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
58% of 4,147 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
550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
609 average
560-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$62,850
Tuition and Fees
$48,424
Room and Board
$10,676
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
102
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 49% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Lake Forest Population
19,352
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
78% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Black Bear
Sororities
15% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
15.6% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.0% White
4.7% Unknown
International Students
10.7% from 77 countries
First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
81%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
16.0%
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