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Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, Illinois

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Lake Forest College overview
Location Lake Forest, Illinois
Online lakeforest.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Lake Forest College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, Lake Forest College is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 4,358 prospective students applied, and 2,808 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 417 enrolled in the school.  1,654 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 36 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $50,100 plus fees of $902. Lake Forest College is ranked 244 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Lake Forest College is rated within the top 34% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1130/1345
ACT 26/31
GPA 3.62
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Aug 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Lake Forest College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$902
Room and Board $11,498
Budget for Other Expenses$2,900
Total One Year Cost$66,400

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$53,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
68% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Lake Forest College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 27%
Business 9%
Communication 9%
English and Literature 8%
Foreign Languages 8%

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