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    Lake Forest College students travel the world in our study abroad programs.
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    The Lake Forest College Library is one of the best in the country. In addition to a large collection of materials, it features private study rooms, a coffee shop, and much more.
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    Lake Forest College students sift through material unearthed at an archaeological dig
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    The renovated and expanded Lillard Science Center
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    Our students are only a 40 minute train ride from downtown Chicago with all of its cultural attractions and professional opportunities. 
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    More than 40 percent of students play a sport on campus. Lake Forest College has 21 Division III athletic teams. Learn more.
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    Students participate in a speed-dating style networking event called “Speed Networking.”
  • GRAND OPENING

    The renovated and expanded Lillard Science Center will be officially opened during this fall’s Homecoming celebration.

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  • ACCESS: Research

    Our professors offer research opportunities rarely found at the undergraduate level.

    Learn more about the archaeological field school. »

  • STUDY ABROAD

    With 234 off-campus programs in more than 70 countries, it’s no wonder The Princeton Review ranked Lake Forest College No. 20 on the list of most popular study abroad programs in The Best 384 Colleges, 2019 Edition.

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  • BEST LIBRARY

    The Princeton Review recently confirmed something we already knew: The Donnelley and Lee Library is among the best college libraries in the nation. In fact, our library ranked No. 20 in The Best 384 Colleges, 2019 Edition.

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  • ACCESS: CAREERS

    The Chronicle of Higher Education calls the College’s unique career center one of the nation’s “New Models for a New Era.”

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  • JOIN OUR TEAM

    Whether you play on a team or prefer to cheer from the sidelines, Lake Forest pride has no competition. Visit campus and find out for yourself. 

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  • ACCESS: CHICAGO

    Chicago is a short train ride away where internships, research opportunities, and cultural experiences are central to a Lake Forest education.

    Learn about the Center for Chicago Programs. »

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2346"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/40,208,1365,1531/35543_img3290jpg.rev.1486746962.jpg" alt="Lia Niederberger ’18" title="Lia Niederberger ’18" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/40,208,1365,1531/35543_img3290jpg.rev.1486746962.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/40,208,1365,1531/35543_img3290jpg.rev.1486746962.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1365" data-max-h="2048"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “<strong>Make yourself noticed</strong>—get out there and get talking to people.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2346">Lia advocates for students with disabilities. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2297"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1540/35130_img2756jpg.rev.1484759414.jpg" alt="Lily Veldran ’17" title="Lily Veldran ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1540/35130_img2756jpg.rev.1484759414.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1540/35130_img2756jpg.rev.1484759414.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1540"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “The <strong>access</strong> I’ve had here has allowed me <strong>great opportunities</strong> for my future career.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2297">Lily had an internship almost every semester. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2363"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/331,0,1560,1229/35597_img36792jpg.rev.1487092027.jpg" alt="Ananias McGee ’17" title="Ananias McGee ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/331,0,1560,1229/35597_img36792jpg.rev.1487092027.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/331,0,1560,1229/35597_img36792jpg.rev.1487092027.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1356"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I want to be a mentor and <strong>make a difference</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2363">Ananias’ campus involvement helped him find his passion. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2222"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,256/34453_31695_1972341_712870718744659_142655788_n_1.rev.1478101171.jpg" alt="Jessica Chang ’16" title="Jessica Chang ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="256"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Embrace the spirit of liberal arts and try to become as <strong>well-rounded</strong> as you can.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2222">Jessica tried a little bit of everything. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/studentlife/activities/" target="_blank">Activities and Clubs</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/678"><img src="/live/image/gid/22/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,790,349/29363_americaneagleoffice.rev.1447965678.jpg" alt="Elin Alexander ’15" title="Elin Alexander ’15" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="790" data-max-h="349"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Learn to understand what Chicago has to offer and take advantage of it while in college—it really helps you to adapt after graduation.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/678">Elin landed a design job in the city right after college. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/chicago/" target="_blank">Chicago Programs</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2228"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/9,0,156,147/34492_33323_almedin_smajlovic_18.rev.1478535593.jpg" alt="Almedin Smajlovic ’18" title="Almedin Smajlovic ’18" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="182"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I’m <strong>not just a number</strong> in a class; I’m an individual person.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2228">Almedin came to Lake Forest College from Bosnia and Herzegovina. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/admissions/apply/international/" target="_blank">International Students</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2122"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,640/32835_25145_146479883706829.rev.1471533964.jpg" alt="Casey Cusano ’17" title="Casey Cusano ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,640/32835_25145_146479883706829.rev.1471533964.jpg 2x" data-max-w="640" data-max-h="640"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I wanted a more <strong>collaborative</strong> and <strong>tight-knit community</strong>, which is exactly what I’ve experienced as a Forester.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2122">Casey transferred to Lake Forest to study biology. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/637"><img src="/live/image/gid/22/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,415,532/27942_untitled.rev.1442353495.jpg" alt="Cassia Baker ’15" title="Cassia Baker ’15" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="415" data-max-h="532"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “<strong>Living and studying in the Loop and interning in Chicago</strong> were invaluable experiences for me, both personally and as a young professional.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/637">Cassia interned at Leslie Hindman’s Auctioneers, where she now works. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/profiles/142-lake-forest-college-in-the-loop" target="_blank">Lake Forest In The Loop</a></li><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/offcampus/" target="_blank">Off-Campus Programs</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2246"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/50,2,230,181/34798_34538_img_1619.rev.1480353184.jpg" alt="Nikoletta Raso ’17" title="Nikoletta Raso ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="345"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “As a Chicagoan, Lake Forest College has given me the space and opportunities I needed to <strong>reconnect with the city</strong>. It’s given me new-found confidence.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2246">Nikoletta participated in the In the Loop Program and became a Chicago Ambassador. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/chicago/" target="_blank">Access Chicago</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2246"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/143,0,509,367/28948_plagens.rev.1445531147.jpg" alt="Doug Plagens" title="Doug Plagens" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="650" data-max-h="366"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p class="p1"> “I was able to <strong>get my feet wet and develop my style</strong> announcing Forester hockey on the College radio station.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2246">Doug is now the voice of the NHL’s Florida Panthers. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/communication/" target="_blank">Communication</a></li><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="http://wmxm.org/" target="_blank">WMXM 88.9 FM</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/664"><img src="/live/image/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/128,0,296,168/29188_jakealbion.rev.1446501110.jpeg" alt="Jake Albion ’13" title="Jake Albion ’13" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="300" data-max-h="168"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “The skills I learned as a sociology and anthropology major taught me to think outside the box.”  </p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/664">Today, Jake Albion ’13 works outside the box for Thrive Media. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_page"><a href="/careers/" target="_blank">Career Connections</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/1510"><img src="/live/image/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,897,1261/31844_sstory_rome.benedetta2.rev.1461699247.jpg" alt="Benedetta Borri ’15" title="Benedetta Borri ’15" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,897,1261/31844_sstory_rome.benedetta2.rev.1461699247.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,897,1261/31844_sstory_rome.benedetta2.rev.1461699247.jpg 3x" data-max-w="897" data-max-h="1261"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “The College gave me not only a place to <em>cultivate my interests</em>, but the unique opportunity to <strong>travel abroad</strong>, to build n<strong>etworks of friendship overseas</strong>, and to <strong>develop a strong cultural sensitivity</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/1510">Benedetta works at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs after studying Chinese. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2258"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,280/34843_34828__dsc0667_offset.rev.1480527906.jpg" alt="Medora Sweet ’17" title="Medora Sweet ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="280"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “When I came on campus for a tour, I heard lot of people speaking different languages in the Caf, walking through the library, everywhere. I knew <strong>I needed to be here</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2258">Medora chose Lake Forest over other colleges because of its diversity. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/studentlife/intercultural/" target="_blank">Intercultural Relations</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2336"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,235,235/35482_25687alexalvarezjpg.rev.1486051240.jpg" alt="Alex Alvarez-Bright ’17" title="Alex Alvarez-Bright ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="235" data-max-h="235"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Don’t waste time trying to ‘fit in,’ <strong>just be yourself</strong> from day one. Everybody has a place here.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2336">Alex became a leader on campus as a Forester Guide. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2197"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,443/34413_34374_img_2323_2.rev.1477497213.jpg" alt="Sierra Smith ’17" title="Sierra Smith ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="374" data-max-h="443"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I wanted a liberal arts school with a strong science program near a big city with lots of connections for internships. <strong>That’s Lake Forest College</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2197">Sierra studies neuroscience at Lake Forest. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/careers/internships/" target="_blank">Internships</a></li></ul>