If you are considering submitting an application to Lake Forest College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is February 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Lake Forest College by November 1.
|Lake Forest College 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||41%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||51%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||36%|
Lake Forest College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/15.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Lake Forest College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Lake Forest College is 42%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 58%. Lake Forest College accepts about 65% of early action applicants and 58% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Lake Forest College admitted 44 of the 105 students who applied early decison. In 2021, Lake Forest College admitted 1,774 of the 2,747 who applied early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Lake Forest College is moderately difficult. Lake Forest College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Lake Forest College accepted 58% of students, around 2,582 of the 4,482 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Lake Forest College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Lake Forest College must submit the following items. Double check with Lake Forest College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||x|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Lake Forest College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 24% submitted a class rank. At Lake Forest College 41% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 74% were in the top 25% and 96% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Lake Forest College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||16%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19%|
|3.25 and 3.49||17%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12%|
|2.50 and 2.9||6%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
Lake Forest College does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Lake Forest College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 51% of Lake Forest College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 36% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Lake Forest College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1100 and 1275 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Lake Forest College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1275 and 25% of scored lower than 1100, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Lake Forest College students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 545 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Lake Forest College students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 545 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Lake Forest College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Lake Forest College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Lake Forest College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.
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For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Lake Forest College during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Lake Forest College?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Lake Forest College.
Does Lake Forest College accept transfer credits?
Lake Forest College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Lake Forest College accepts:
Does Lake Forest College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Lake Forest College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Lake Forest College?
No, Lake Forest College is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
What is Lake Forest College's acceptance rate?
Lake Forest College's acceptance rate is 58%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Lake Forest College?
Lake Forest College's early decision acceptance rate was 42% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Lake Forest College?
The early action acceptance rate at Lake Forest College was 65% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Lake Forest College? Lake Forest College is a somewhat selective institution. The Lake Forest College acceptance rate is 58%. This means that the institution accepts 57 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Lake Forest College is 26. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Lake Forest College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Lake Forest College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.71. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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