Lake Forest College


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Lake Forest College


  • 87% have a job after 6 months
  • 97% have a job after 1 year
  • 100% have a job after 2 years


$29,034 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

May 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


A new library and technology center opened in the fall of 2004. This state of the art facility offers ample room for the library's collections of print materials and features a 24-hour computer lab, cybercafe, four smart classrooms and seminar rooms, and a technology resource center where students have the opportunity to work with high end techology. The College's Learning and Teaching Center and Writing Center is also housed in this new facility.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 277,438 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 1,769 current serial subscriptions.
  • 104,155 microforms.
  • 5,534 Audio/Visual items.
  • 0 e-books.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 175 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 250 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 100 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 200 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 1,200 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is not available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,500 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance, other


minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 78% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 47% of housing units are Singles.
  • 33% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 3% of housing units are Triples.
  • 2% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 15% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 11 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 36% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 80% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Chicago Ambassadors, Chicago Arts Program, Spring Concert, Homecoming, Winterball, Toga, Martin Luther King Memorial and Dinner, PRIDE "Drag Show", Chicago Excursions sponsored by Campus Entertainment Committee
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society
  • In total, there are about 82 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Beta Beta, Kappa Delta Phi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Psi Chi, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Iota, Phi Sigma Tau, Sigma Alpha, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Xi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Aikido, Baha'i Association, Catholic Association, Hillel, Interfaith Forum, The Vine (Christian Bible Study), Meditation, Muslim Student Association, Yoga
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Interest Group, French Club, Friends of Bulgaria, International Student Organization, Latinos Unidos, Muslim Student Organization, United Black Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Academic Organizations: Mock Trial, Model UN, Pro-Med, Math Assn. Of America, NEA, Red & Black, Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. Community Service: Amnesty International, Best Buddies, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Circle K, Krimson Klub, Measure of Our Success, Project Aids Awareness, Soup Kitchen, Women for Social Change, Tutoring. Publication/Media Organizations: Writer's Club, Collage (Foreign Language Lit magazine) Tusitala (Literary Magazine)WMXM (Campus Radio Station. General Interest: Ambassadors, Athletic Council, Campus Entertainment Committee, Chess Club, College Democrats, College Republicans, Cycling Club, Entrepreneurs Club, Leageue for Environmental Awareness and Protection, Praying Mantis Kung Fu Club, Rock Climbing Club, Sailing Club, SuCasa, SPICE (Students Promoting Intelligent Choices Everyday) Student Alumni Assn. , Pride Lake Forest, ALLY Program, Performance Organizations: Acapella Club, Dance Club, Dance Team, F. L. A. S. H. Improv Group, Expressions, Garrick Players, Poor Players Guild
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Stentor (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (26)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Lake Forest (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Chicago (30)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 43% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 55% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 3 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 9% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 5 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 19% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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