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Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%

About Lake Forest College

Lake Forest College is a private, nonprofit college in the suburb of Lake Forest, Illinois. Lake Forest College was founded in 1857. The college currently enrolls around 1,753 students per year, including 1,727 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Lake Forest College

It is moderately difficult to get into Lake Forest College. The acceptance rate at Lake Forest College is 60%. Out of 4,665 applications received in 2022, 2,786 students were offered admission.

Lake Forest College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 60%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 38%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 71%
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 71%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 19%

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Lake Forest College is located in the town of Lake Forest, Illinois, in the suburbs of Chicago.

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College Info

555 North Sheridan Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

Campus Setting: Suburban

Lake Forest College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lake Forest College is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lake Forest College is Aug 1.

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Lake Forest College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1163 - 1348


Math SAT Range

563 - 670


Reading SAT Range

590 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1348 and Above


1163 to 1348


1163 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Lake Forest College students is 1256. Applicants with SAT scores of 1348 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lake Forest College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1163 to 1348 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1163 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lake Forest College.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Lake Forest College is like? There are approximately 1,753 students enrolled at Lake Forest College, including 1,727 undergraduate students and 26 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 64% percent are from IL and 36% percent of students are from other states.


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