Lake Forest College is on a 107-acre campus in the suburban setting of Lake Forest, Illinois, not far from Chicago.
Lake Forest College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Lake Forest College has fraternities and sororities.
Lake Forest College has the Athletic Council. In fact, more students participate in the Athletic Council than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Lake Forest College include United Black Association, Student Programming Board, Future Health Professionals and Umoja.
Lake Forest College students' favorite campus events are Forester Fair, Homecoming Events (Pep Rally & Bonfire) and Fall Festival.
This table offers information on housing at Lake Forest College.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for junior|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||82%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,286|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,250|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||18%|
Lake Forest College offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year.
The majority of Lake Forest College students live on campus. In 2022, 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 1,661 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 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.
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 university, funding, and competition 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||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Ice Hockey||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||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|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Archery||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Cheerleading||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|
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. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Lake Forest College, take Interstate 94 to Lake Forest, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to O'Hare International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Lake Forest College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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