58%

Acceptance Rate

$31,131

Avg.Financial Aid

001706

FAFSA Code

About Lake Forest College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,512

Website

www.lakeforest.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

There is a private university in Lake Forest, IL called Lake Forest College. The university covers an area of 107 acres. The foundation of Lake Forest College was laid down in the year 1857. The motto of the Lake Forest College is Et veritas liberabit vos (Latin) and its official colors are red and black. In addition to over 1,538 undergraduate students, LFC also boasts of over 24 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 1,592. The school has a total of 178 academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Around 98% of the students are 24 and under at Lake Forest College. At LFC around 55% are white, 14% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 11% are Non-resident alien. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 58% of the students are females and 42% are males. The college has produced several notable alumni including Richard Armstrong, James C. Foster, Diana Nyad, and Allan Carr in its 163 years of existence. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. A total of 57 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by LFC. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by HLC Higher Learning Commission, and NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). The total endowment of the Lake Forest College is around $90 million (2019).

Location & Contact

Address

555 N Sheridan Road

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8472343100
Fax: 8477356271
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Rankings

Forbes and US News provide rankings to the universities, which are trusted everywhere. But this is applicable only if the universities are located in the US. Lake Forest College has been ranked at the 415th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the college based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

58%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is easy. Lake Forest College has 3 admission thresholds. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. As a general rule of thumb, in order to improve one’s chances of securing admission, a person must score high on a standardised test like SAT or ACT. But, at Lake Forest College, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. This points to the fact that scoring high on standardised tests is not an important criterion for this university. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 555 N Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045-2399. To gather more information, they can call them at (847) 234-3100.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$27,131

Average Annual Cost

$46,320

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$744

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,390

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,526

Total One Year Cost

$60,980

Before applying to LFC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $62,850 per year. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($48,424), books and supplies ($1,000), room and boarding ($10,676), and budget for other expenses ($2,750). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

12:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

83%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$335

Faculty Overview

52%

Male Professors

48%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Finance and Financial Management Se...

52 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

41 Graduates

Psychology, General

36 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

33 Graduates

Biology, General

32 Graduates

Economics

31 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

30 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

29 Graduates

Social Sciences, Other

25 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

22 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

21 Graduates

Political Science and Government

18 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

17 Graduates

History

15 Graduates

Chemistry

14 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

14 Graduates

Computer Science

12 Graduates

Education, General

12 Graduates

Mathematics

10 Graduates

Philosophy

9 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

9 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

6 Graduates

Area Studies

5 Graduates

Music

5 Graduates

Physics

5 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

4 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,492

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

35%

Full-time

99%

Part-time

1%

Students Gender

Male

43%

US National: 44%

Female

57%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

57% White

4% Unknown

5% Black

14% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

11% Non Resident alien

5% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

38%

Out Of State

49%

In State

13%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$84,678 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 89% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

89%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$4,990/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,400/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,400/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Boomer: Black Bear

School Colors

red and black

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Midwest Conference

Total Male Athletes

207

Total Female Athletes

147

Intramural Sports

12

Sports Club

31

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Ice Hockey

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Other

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Ice Hockey

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Other

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $10,676 per year for living on campus. The average meal plan at LFC costs around $5,400 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The college has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. There are around 42% male and 58% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$39,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$50,900/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$24,949

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$259 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$31,131

Students Receiving Federal Grants

33%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,184

Students Receiving State Aid

25%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,661

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$28,025

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$40,427

$30K - $48K

$39,943

$48K - $75K

$37,644

$75K - $110K

$32,202

> $110K

$26,972

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$10,271,916

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at LFC to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. At the college, the average federal grant comes to be around $6,104, whereas the financial aid is $30,899. The college provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $4,847 and institutional aid worth $30,899. At LFC, the total amount of non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $10,271,916 per year.

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