Why Choose Lake Forest College?
Our graduates finish college with a big edge on good jobs, great graduate programs, and more. Check out their stories here.
Want to go to law or medical school, get an MBA or graduate degree, or secure an internship or research lab experience that will set you up for a job after college? Then Lake Forest is your place. If you’re especially motivated, you can even get a bachelor’s degree in three years – or both a BA and a law degree in 6 – a whole year less than usually required. See our wide variety of joint degree programs. Learn more.
Why settle on a college with less than stellar faculty? Or one with huge, impersonal classrooms? Get the education you deserve at Lake Forest College, where you’ll have one-on-one access to world-class professors.
Only three other colleges in the Midwest - Carleton, Grinnell, and Macalester - have faculties as highly qualified as Lake Forest's, based on the prestigious graduate schools where faculty received their Ph.D.s and their individual publication records. Learn more.
Why go to a college where everyone is just like you?
At Lake Forest, you’ll share the campus with students from 47 states and 71 countries: a true global village.
You will gain the experience and broad perspective required for success in today’s international world. Learn more.
Chicago is at your fingertips.
Why go to a college in “the middle of nowhere”? Unlike other small liberal arts colleges in the Midwest, Lake Forest is only 30 miles from downtown Chicago: less than an hour’s train ride away. Our students intern at the Windy City’s investment firms, financial centers, art galleries, museums and theaters, professional sports teams, media outlets and still other organizations – and spend time exploring Chicago’s famous “Loop” and ethnic neighborhoods. Learn more.
So are destinations around the world.
Hoping to study abroad?
Every year Lake Forest students study in more than 30 countries around the globe.
You can intern at a firm in Paris, study the great philosophers in Greece, analyze the pros and cons of maquiladoras along the Mexican border, or brush up on your Mandarin in Beijing. Learn more.
Think you can’t afford a Lake Forest education?
Think again. Princeton Review just ranked Lake Forest among the nation’s top 13 colleges and universities in student satisfaction with financial aid.
And given our small class sizes and eminent professors, we’re an outstanding value. Learn more.