Lake Forest College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Illinois


Lake Forest College sits on the shores of Lake Michigan in Illinois, and students frequently take advantage of opportunities in nearby Chicago. Students come from 47 states and over 70 countries. With a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 19, Lake Forest College is able to give its students a lot of personal attention. Students can choose from 26 bachelor's degree programs, and the school's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In athletics, Lake Forest competes in the NCAA Division III Midwest Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Art, Biology, Business, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1400
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: 1426
Faculty: 91

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Percent Male: 40%
Percent Female: 60%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

555 N Sheridan Road
Lake Forest Illinois 60045


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Main Phone: 847-234-3100

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 54%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -54%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 1420

Room and Board: 8660

Tuition and Fees: 36920

Total Cost: 48000

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6980

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 96%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 66%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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