Lake Forest College: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#2716 of 14,134 In the World
#805 of 2,597 In North America
#738 of 2,496 In the United States
#30 of 100 In Illinois
#1 of 2 In Lake Forest
#554 of 1,041 For Anthropology

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
58%
Avg. cost to attend
$26,968 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
1,558
Graduates
25
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Lake Forest College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 58% 52% 62%
Applicants 4,482 1,936 2,546
Admissions 2,582 1,014 1,568
Freshmen enrolled full time 387 149 238
Freshmen enrolled part time 1 1

1,583 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
SAT/ACT Recommended
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 787 (50%)
Hispanic 277 (18%)
Nonresident Alien 209 (13%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 101 (6%)
Asian 79 (5%)
Black or African American 66 (4%)
Two or more races 56 (4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$26,968/year
Average aid awarded
$35,984
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $15,933
$30-48K $16,238
$48-75K $19,318
$75-110K $28,675
$110K+ $30,907

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $48,920$14,896
Tuition in-state $48,920$14,896
Tuition out-of-state $48,920$14,896
Fee in-district $902
Fee in-state $902
Fee out-of-state $902

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,264
Combined charge for room and board $10,954
Room charge $5,274
Meal charge $5,680

Lake Forest College Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Business & Commerce, General 52
Finance, General 28
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 26
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other 25
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 21
English Language and Literature, General 19
Sociology and Anthropology 18
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 18
Neuroscience 14
Chemistry, General 12
Mathematics, General 11
Political Science and Government, General 10
Environmental Studies 10
Education, General 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 7 2
History, General 7
Computer Science 7
Art & Art Studies, General 7
International Relations and Affairs 7
Philosophy 7
Physics, General 6
Spanish Language and Literature 6
Music, General 5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 5
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 4
Elementary Education and Teaching 4
Secondary Education and Teaching 3
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 3
Asian Studies & Civilization 2
Music Teacher Education 2
Religion & Religious Studies 1
African-American & Black Studies 1
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 1
Computer and Information Sciences, Other 1
Grand Total 349 12
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 75% 69% 80%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Publications
984
Citations
21,699

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
379 / 4,532
Psychology
143 / 3,729
Biology
120 / 3,117
Art & Design
99 / 150
Computer Science
99 / 1,423
Economics
97 / 3,667
Sociology
94 / 1,072
Political Science
83 / 1,368
Business
81 / 2,283
Physics
77 / 2,805
Medicine
64 / 1,809
Environmental Science
63 / 2,172
History
62 / 200
Chemistry
62 / 1,210
Engineering
62 / 1,352
Mathematics
49 / 1,570
Social Psychology
44 / 1,631
Law
42 / 145
Demography
35 / 782
Cognitive Science
32 / 578
Art History
30 / 8
Materials Science
30 / 411
Ecology
30 / 993
Classics and Ancient History
28 / 6
Philosophy
27 / 17
Media Studies
27 / 7
Optical Engineering
27 / 317
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
26 / 3
Neuroscience
25 / 444
Education Majors
24 / 145
Genetics
24 / 885
Literature
23 / 26
Child Psychology
22 / 1,308
Development Studies
21 / 1,848
Gender Studies
21 / 79
Investment Banking and Stock trading
20 / 476
Math Teachers
20 / 259
Geography and Cartography
19 / 374
Political Economy
19 / 49
Biochemistry
18 / 549

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 16 162
1992 14 172
1993 14 167
1994 18 217
1995 15 211
1996 22 259
1997 13 273
1998 20 309
1999 17 334
2000 18 411
2001 19 539
2002 21 545
2003 23 569
2004 23 696
2005 38 801
2006 45 823
2007 26 818
2008 23 1057
2009 34 1088
2010 22 1114
2011 32 1215
2012 22 1288
2013 28 1308
2014 51 1366
2015 53 1187
2016 43 1264
2017 37 1224
2018 44 1156
2019 31 1289
2020 37 1314
2021 56 1429

Lake Forest College alumni

  1. Richard Widmark

    Richard Widmark
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1914-2008 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    film actorstage actortelevision actorfilm director
    Biography

    Richard Weedt Widmark was an American film, stage, and television actor and producer.

  2. Nate Berkus

    Nate Berkus
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    television presenterdesignerinterior designer
    Biography

    Nathan Jay Berkus is an American interior designer, author, and television personality. He runs the Chicago interior design firm Nate Berkus Associates and was a regularly featured guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, offering design advice to viewers as well as coordinating surprise make-overs for people's homes. He has released numerous lines of products and authored several books.

  3. Diana Nyad

    Diana Nyad
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    journalistmotivational speakersportswriterswimmersquash player
    Biography

    Diana Nyad /ˈnaɪˌæd/ is an American author, journalist, motivational speaker, and long-distance swimmer. Nyad gained national attention in 1975 when she swam around Manhattan (28 mi or 45 km) and in 1979 when she swam from North Bimini, The Bahamas, to Juno Beach, Florida (102 mi or 164 km). In 2013, on her fifth attempt and at age 64, she became the first person claiming to have swum from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, swimming from Havana to Key West (110 mi or 177 km) although this has not been formally ratified by any recognised swim body. Nyad was also once ranked thirteenth among US women squash players.

  4. Allan Carr

    Allan Carr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-1999 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm producerfilm directoractortelevision actor
    Biography

    Allan Carr was an American producer and manager of stage for the screen. Carr was nominated for numerous awards, winning a Tony Award and two People's Choice Awards, and was named Producer of the Year by the National Association of Theatre Owners.

General info

Founded 1857
Motto Natura et Scientia Amore
Colors red, black
Academic Calendar August to May
Total FTE staff 316
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 555 N Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, Illinois, 60045-2399
United States
City population 19,000
Phone 8472343100
Fax +1 (847) 735 6291

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