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Lake Forest College Demographics & Diversity

Lake Forest, Illinois

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Lake Forest College are mainly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 42% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Lake Forest College students
Race Percent of Students
White 58%
Black 7%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 8%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 45% more female students than male students enrolled at Lake Forest College with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Lake Forest College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Lake Forest College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Lake Forest College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 645
Women 938

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Lake Forest College serves a low number of students outside of Illinois, with 53 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Lake Forest College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 53%
Out of State 31%
Foreign 15%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$84,677 per year

36% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 1.7%
Part time Undergrads 0.8%

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