Lake Forest College

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Private liberal arts college in Illinois
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About Lake Forest College

According to Wikipedia, Lake Forest College is a private liberal arts college in Lake Forest, Illinois. Founded in 1857 as Lind University by a group of Presbyterian ministers, the college has been coeducational since 1876 and an undergraduate-focused liberal arts institution since 1903. Lake Forest enrolls approximately 1,500 students representing 43 states and 80 countries. Lake Forest offers 32 undergraduate major and minor programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and features programs of study in pre-law, pre-medicine, communication, business, finance, and computer science. The majority of students live on the college's wooded 107-acre campus located a half-mile from the Lake Michigan shore.

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Lake Forest College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation Rate
4,48258%75%

How Much Does Lake Forest College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$51,002
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$18,192
30K - 48K$19,152
48K - 75K$24,683
75K - 110K$30,189
110K+$32,388

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Lake Forest College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Lake Forest College, then you can expect to earn an average of $55,600 per year. You also have a 91% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Lake Forest College's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student BodyUnder-GradsGraduates
1,7161,70214

Where is Lake Forest College?

Lake Forest College is located at 555 N Sheridan Road, Lake Forest IL 60045-2399

How Safe is Lake Forest College?

Lake Forest has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Lake Forest College Known For?

Lake Forest College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Lake Forest College's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Lake Forest College's Most Influential Alumni?

Lake Forest College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Psychology, Biology, and History. Here are some of Lake Forest College's most famous alumni:

Karl Patterson Schmidt
Karl Patterson Schmidt
An American herpetologist .
Ian Punnett
An American talk radio host.
Herblock
Herblock
A Cartoonist.
John Wilbur Chapman
John Wilbur Chapman
An American evangelist .
James C. Foster
An American businessman.
Diana Nyad
Diana Nyad
An American journalist.
Charles Thom
Charles Thom
An American mycologist .
Sig Gissler
An American journalist.
William U. Parfet
An American businessman.
Nate Berkus
Nate Berkus
An American interior designer.
Richard Widmark
Richard Widmark
An American actor .
Nicholas J. Pritzker
An American businessman.

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