Lake Forest College

2338, 555 N Sheridan Rd, Lake Forest, United States
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Overview of Lake Forest College

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,540
    • Men:658 (42.7%)
    • Women:882 (57.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Lake Forest College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
March 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for advising ACT: Used for advising

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
555 North Sheridan Road
City, State, Zip
Lake Forest, IL  60045
Phone
(847) 735-5000
Fax
(847) 735-6271
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins March 10
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1, January 15
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
57% of 4,227 applicants were admitted
Women
58% of 2,443 applicants were admitted
Men
56% of 1,784 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
391 (16%) of 2,407 admitted students enrolled
Women
231 (16%) of 1,416 admitted students enrolled
Men
160 (16%) of 991 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.62
375 And Above
55%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |24-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
25%
• Score 24 - 29
51%
• Score 18 - 23
24%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $45,548 (77.62760971452919%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,052 (17.131657435023435%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (1.7043033659991478%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,075 (3.536429484448232%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Lake Forest College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001706
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students, Previous College Experience

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


97

Part-Time Faculty


89

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


51%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 70% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
583,348

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
300
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Lake Forest College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


64.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


68.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


70.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (32)


  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Liberal Studies

Master's Programs of Study (18)


  • American Studies
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • French
  • History
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Education
  • Philosophy
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Spanish
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


19,352

Nearest Metropolitan Area


107 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Chicago

Weather


Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
25 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Bus Station
-
Nearest Train Station
Lake Forest

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


73% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


27%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Black Bear
School Colors
Red and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Equestrian Sports
Football
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Equestrian Sports
Football
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, ice hockey, soccer, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Lake Forest College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government, athletic council, united black association, alpha phi, pride

Sororities


21% of women participate

Fraternities


19% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,524

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,540
Women
882
Men
658

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

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


38

Student Resources

Study resources