Lake Forest College
Founded in 1857, Lake Forest College has a long tradition of academic excellence and is known for its innovative curriculum. In addition to majors in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, the College features programs of study in pre-law, pre-medicine, communications, business, finance, computer science, and still other practical areas. Lake Forest prepares students to lead successful lives, and many go on to competitive graduate programs and top jobs. Abundant internships, research opportunities, personal guidance from professors, and connections to nearby Chicago also set the Lake Forest apart.
Students learn in a rigorous academic environment in small class settings where professors do all the teaching and also serve as advisors and mentors. Professors are accomplished scholars, published authors, and recipients of prestigious grants. Many have come from some of the top PhD programs in the country.
Students represent 47 states and 71 countries around the world and international and ethnic minorities make up more than 25 percent of the student body. Together they comprise a learning community that prepares them to succeed in a global society.
More than ninety student groups provide a host of extracurricular opportunities that develop leadership skills and enhance students' campus experience and post-college prospects. Lake Forest College offers recreational music, art, and theater programs, as well as 17 varsity sports and intramural and club sports.
Lake Forest, Illinois, United States