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Lake Forest College Admission Requirements

Lake Forest, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Lake Forest College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
55.2%
Admission Difficulty for Lake Forest College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Lake Forest College and can I get accepted? The school has a 55% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,616 out of 4,739 applicants were admitted making Lake Forest College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Lake Forest College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Lake Forest College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

Lake Forest College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Lake Forest College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Lake Forest College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Lake Forest College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Lake Forest College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Lake Forest College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Lake Forest College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.63
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Lake Forest College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Lake Forest College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lake Forest College was 3.63 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Lake Forest College accepts 55% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Lake Forest College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 43% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

58% of Lake Forest College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lake Forest College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 24%
Top 25% of class 58%
Top 50% of class 91%
Bottom 50% of class 9%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Lake Forest College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,754 1,985 4,739
Accepted 1,609 1,007 2,616
Acceptance Rate 58% 51% 55%
Enrolled 210 169 379
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 17% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
81

Applicants have 81 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Lake Forest College is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lake Forest College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Lake Forest College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lake Forest College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=146481 IPEDS survey data for Lake Forest College.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Lake Forest College?

55% of those who apply are granted admission to Lake Forest College. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.