Lake Forest College

555 N Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045-2399

About Lake Forest College

Lake Forest College is classified as a baccalaureate college with an arts and sciences focus. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards 80% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards one master’s degree in a field other than education and business. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate1,398
Student Age% Under 2597%
 % 25 and Over3%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time98%
 % Part-time2%
Race/Ethnicity% White73.0%
 % Black4.8%
 % Asian4.0%
 % Latino7.1%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Race Unknown0.0%
 % International student11%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted61%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled28%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRecommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 Graduate Application Fee$15
 In-State Tuition & Fees$35,525
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$35,525
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid91%
 % Undergraduates with Loans61%
 % Undergraduates with Grants91%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,327
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,327
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,148
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,148
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,148

Neighborhood Data for the Lake Forest Area

Median Age45.8
Median Household Income$133,264
Total Population19,308
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total46.5% 53.5%
 Age 0-952.8%47.2%
 Age 10-1746.0%54.0%
 Age 18-2446.9%53.1%
 Age 25-2955.9%44.1%
 Age 30-3937.9%62.1%
Race/Ethnicity% White90.4%
 % Black1.0%
 % Asian6.6%
 % Latino2.6%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.8%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,327
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,327
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,039
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