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Lake Forest College Student Life

Lake Forest College is on a 107-acre campus in a suburban setting in Lake Forest, Illinois, not far from Chicago. Lake Forest College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Lake Forest College also has fraternities and sororities.

Lake Forest College has a thriving Athletic Council. In fact, more students participate in Athletic Council than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Lake Forest College include Student Government, United Black Association, PRIDE and Alpha Tau Omega.

Lake Forest College students' favorite campus traditions are Forester Day of Service, Homecoming Events and Spring Concert.

Does Lake Forest College Offer Student Housing?

Lake Forest College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

The majority of Lake Forest College students live on campus. In 2021, 82% of undergrads at Lake Forest College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 18% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Lake Forest College. There are 1,286 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,558 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,250 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 85% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Lake Forest College offers coed housing and .

Lake Forest College Athletics

At Lake Forest College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Lake Forest College:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Archery Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Club Teamsheerleading Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Water Polo Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Ice Hockey NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Safety at Lake Forest College

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Lake Forest College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Lake Forest College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Lake Forest College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Lake Forest College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Lake Forest College, take Interstate 94 to Lake Forest, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to O'Hare International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Illinois you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Lake Forest College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Lake Forest College Students

59%

Women

41%

Men

98%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

65%

In State

35%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

49%

18%

13%

6%

5%

4%

4%

0.39%

0.13%

Undergraduate Students

1,558

Non-Resident / International Students

209

Graduate Students

25

Lake Forest College Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,583

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

58%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$51,002

Out-of-State

$51,002

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 15
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