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Lake Forest College

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#1491 / #437
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
#790
Most Desirable School
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, however, the population of commuting students has increased in the past few years.

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Lake Forest College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation Rate
4,35864%73%

How Much Does Lake Forest College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$51,002
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$15,933
30K - 48K$16,238
48K - 75K$19,318
75K - 110K$28,675
110K+$30,907

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
1,7681,72246

Where is Lake Forest College?

Lake Forest College is located at 555 N Sheridan Road, Lake Forest IL 60045-2338

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

Psychology
#154
World Rank
#173
Historical Rank
#82
USA Rank
psychology Degrees
Literature
#743
World Rank
#797
Historical Rank
#255
USA Rank
literature Degrees
Economics
#1445
World Rank
#1454
Historical Rank
#274
USA Rank
economics Degrees
Computer Science
#1592
World Rank
#1601
Historical Rank
#354
USA Rank
computer-science Degrees
Philosophy
#1198
World Rank
#1256
Historical Rank
#359
USA Rank
philosophy Degrees
Anthropology
#1123
World Rank
#1048
Historical Rank
#365
USA Rank
anthropology Degrees
Sociology
#1464
World Rank
#1472
Historical Rank
#421
USA Rank
sociology Degrees
Biology
#1793
World Rank
#1301
Historical Rank
#426
USA Rank
biology Degrees
History
#1260
World Rank
#1272
Historical Rank
#442
USA Rank
history Degrees
Business
#1650
World Rank
#1651
Historical Rank
#461
USA Rank
business Degrees
Communications
#1926
World Rank
#1845
Historical Rank
#527
USA Rank
communications Degrees
Physics
#2641
World Rank
#2103
Historical Rank
#603
USA Rank
physics Degrees
Political Science
#2990
World Rank
#2992
Historical Rank
#698
USA Rank
political-science Degrees
Religious Studies
#3828
World Rank
#3726
Historical Rank
#822
USA Rank
religious-studies-hub Degrees
Education
#3935
World Rank
#3943
Historical Rank
#908
USA Rank
education Degrees
Chemistry
#4082
World Rank
#4090
Historical Rank
#951
USA Rank
chemistry Degrees
Mathematics
#5297
World Rank
#5325
Historical Rank
#1397
USA Rank
math Degrees

Who Are Lake Forest College's Most Influential Alumni?

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

Karl Patterson Schmidt
Karl Patterson Schmidt
An American herpetologist .
Diana Nyad
Diana Nyad
An American journalist.
Richard Widmark
Richard Widmark
An American actor and producer .
Sig Gissler
An American journalist.
Richard J. Ablin
A Scientist--Prostate Cancer Screening.
Emily Sherwin
A .
Steve Goodman
Steve Goodman
An American folk music singer-songwriter.
Philip Klinkner
An American political scientist.
William Duncan MacMillan
An American astronomer.
William Mather Lewis
A United States teacher, university president, local politician, and a state and national government official.
Walter A. Hill
An American agricultural engineer.
Ralph J. Mills Jr.
Ralph J. Mills Jr.
A Poet, critic.

Who Are Lake Forest College's Most Influential Faculty?

Stacy Jupiter
A Fijian marine scientist.