Lake Forest College Rankings

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In the World#2465 of 14178
In North America#766 of 2629
In the United States#703 of 2528
In Illinois#29 of 100
In Lake Forest#1 of 2

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
55%
Avg. cost to attend
$26,148 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
1,538
Graduates
24
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Lake Forest College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate55%51%58%
Applicants4,7391,9852,754
Admissions2,6161,0071,609
Freshmen enrolled full time377167210
Freshmen enrolled part time22

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

White858 (55%)
Hispanic224 (14%)
Nonresident Alien171 (11%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown92 (6%)
Asian78 (5%)
Black or African American70 (4%)
Two or more races60 (4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander4 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$26,148/year
Average aid awarded
$34,421
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$18,192
$30-48K$19,152
$48-75K$24,683
$75-110K$30,189
$110K+$32,388

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$47,680$14,512
Tuition in-state$47,680$14,512
Tuition out-of-state$47,680$14,512
Fee in-district$744
Fee in-state$744
Fee out-of-state$744

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,269
Combined charge for room and board$10,676
Room charge$5,140
Meal charge$5,536

Lake Forest College Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Business & Commerce, General43
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other36
Speech Communication and Rhetoric32
Finance, General31
Biology & Biological Sciences, General24
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics24
English Language and Literature, General20
Computer Science18
Neuroscience16
Sociology and Anthropology16
Political Science and Government, General14
Environmental Studies10
International Relations and Affairs9
Chemistry, General8
Education, General6
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies33
Spanish Language and Literature6
Asian Studies & Civilization5
Music, General5
Physics, General4
History, General4
Art & Art Studies, General4
Mathematics, General4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General3
Philosophy3
Secondary Education and Teaching3
African-American & Black Studies2
French Language and Literature2
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology2
Elementary Education and Teaching2
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels2
American & United States Studies & Civilization1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1
Grand Total35610
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate77%76%78%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,121
Citations
24,637

Publication count by topic

Psychology
169
Biology
118
Sociology
102
Political science
101
Economics
91
History
77
Art
69
Mathematics
66
Chemistry
45
Computer science
41
Philosophy
34
Medicine
32
Physics
31
Materials science
28
Business
15
Engineering
15
Geography
13
Environmental science
7
Geology
5

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Economics9614,028
Political science1179656
Sociology12301,258
Art125745
History140347
Psychology14944,841
Physics15882,236
Philosophy177718
Business2067585
Geography2086348
Biology21284,851
Mathematics21921,308
Environmental science2517442
Geology2631117
Computer science27151,037
Medicine3066907
Chemistry3873514
Materials science3880224
Engineering53568

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199017144
199116151
199212161
199313165
199418203
199515205
199621231
199713239
199820305
199917327
200016385
200118511
200220536
200320553
200419661
200536750
200645780
200723776
200821985
200933997
2010171047
2011321084
2012211188
2013251187
2014481207
2015531103
2016411147
2017331124
2018411040
2019311139
2020311105

General info

Founded1857
WikipediaLake Forest College
MottoNatura et Scientia Amore
Colorsred, black
Academic CalendarAugust to May
Total FTE staff328
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address555 N Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, Illinois, 60045-2399
United States
City population19,000
Phone8472343100
Fax+1 (847) 735 6291

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