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    The gates of Lake Forest College
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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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  • FALL OPEN HOUSE

    Join us for an Open House Program for high school and transfer students on October 8 or November 9.

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  • ACCESS: Research

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

    Learn more about the archaeological field school. »

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/ "><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/ ">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/2176"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,268/33486_33192_img_1748_1.rev.1475249735.jpg" alt="Teresa D’Astice ’17" title="Teresa D’Astice ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="268"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “There’s a lot of stuff to get involved in on campus. <em>Step out of your comfort zone.</em>”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2176">Teresa got involved with student organizations and internships. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/studentlife/" target="_blank">Student Life</a></li></ul>
  • <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/2231"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/25,0,225,200/34502_31907_unknown-5_4.rev.1478540788.jpg" alt="Christian and Jacob Juillerat ’16" title="Christian and Jacob Juillerat ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="230"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Because there are fewer students at a liberal arts college, you get to know them better and <strong>make a greater impact</strong>.” </p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2231">Christian and Jacob realized their passion for tutoring and teaching while at Lake Forest. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/careers/" target="_blank">Career Connections</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2234"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/68,0,358,289/34526_34369_img_2345.rev.1478706758.jpg" alt="Peyton Schrag ’17" title="Peyton Schrag ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="374" data-max-h="441"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “When I came to campus for the first time, I sat in on the lecture that Dr. DebBurman gives to visiting students. I enjoyed his style of teaching. He’s easy to pay attention to.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2234">Today, Peyton helps out with the very same lecture. </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/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/688"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,265,400/34334_33084__dsc0495.rev.1477064369.jpg" alt="Samukelisiwe Ngwenya ’17" title="Samukelisiwe Ngwenya ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="265" data-max-h="400"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “My passion is discovering <strong>new cultures and traditions</strong> and being able to draw the connections between the global and local areas to see how each has a significant contribution to make.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/688">Samukelisiwe is from Zimbabwe and studies international relations, sociology, and anthropology. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/613"><img src="/live/image/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,474/27696_jl_with_banjo.rev.1440704062.jpg" alt="Justin Lansing ’07" title="Justin Lansing ’07" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="640" data-max-h="474"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Studying abroad in Costa Rica opened my worldview. I was attracted to Spanish because of the musical nature of learning a language.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/613">Today, Justin Lansing ’07 is a Grammy-winning musician. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/offcampus/" target="_blank">Off-Campus Study</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/603"><img src="/live/image/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/457,0,1460,1002/27563_unknown.rev.1439829791.jpeg" alt="Gaëlle Hollandbeck ’12" title="Gaëlle Hollandbeck ’12" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/457,0,1460,1002/27563_unknown.rev.1439829791.jpeg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/457,0,1460,1002/27563_unknown.rev.1439829791.jpeg 3x" data-max-w="1820" data-max-h="2046"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Studying abroad in Paris and Costa Rica made my junior year and gave me experiences I would not trade for anything.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/603">Gaëlle Hollandbeck ’12 explored the world and double majored. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/" target="_blank">Majors and Minors</a></li><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/offcampus/" target="_blank">Off-Campus Study</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2291"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/847,172,1576,901/35131_img2546jpg.rev.1484759415.jpg" alt="Zachary Kelvington ’17" title="Zachary Kelvington ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/847,172,1576,901/35131_img2546jpg.rev.1484759415.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/847,172,1576,901/35131_img2546jpg.rev.1484759415.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Take classes in what you’re interested in and <strong>what you love</strong>. Don’t do what you think will make you the most money.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2291">Zachary found his passion in elementary school education. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2223"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,231/34476_31615_28870_7.rev.1478101588.jpg" alt="Robbie Barker ’16" title="Robbie Barker ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="231"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Because of Lake Forest College, I feel <strong>prepared for what the future holds</strong>.” </p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2223">Robbie values the leadership opportunities a small school offers. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/careers/" target="_blank">Career Advancement Center</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/625"><img src="/live/image/gid/136/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,16,427,443/27835_unknown.rev.1441738453.jpeg" alt="Nissa Anderson" title="Nissa Anderson" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="427" data-max-h="640"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “<strong>You’re going to work harder than you ever have in your life. </strong>But if you are serious about wanting to make a difference, <em>this is where you should be.</em>”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/625">Nissa is getting her master’s in music education » </a><ul><li class="lw_related_page"><a href="/academics/programs/musiced/" target="_blank">Music Education</a></li><li class="lw_related_page"><a href="/academics/programs/music/" target="_blank">Department of Music</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/1996"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/32305_dan_turk.rev.1464278090.jpg" alt="Dan Turk ’15" title="Dan Turk ’15" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/32305_dan_turk.rev.1464278090.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/32305_dan_turk.rev.1464278090.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “One of the things we’re very fortunate to have at Lake Forest College is <strong>alumni support</strong> for our students.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/1996">Dan Turk ’15, an investment banking analyst at Moelis & Company in New York City, came back to campus to share vital insights about this competitive field. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2254"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,304/34799_34776_11168557_514558132049807_5313202706578481275_n.rev.1480353185.jpg" alt="Julio Madrid ’17" title="Julio Madrid ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="304"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “One of the most helpful events on campus is Speed Networking. You get to interact with so many people and have the opportunity to learn about jobs and internships.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2254">Julio took advantage of all Lake Forest had to offer after transferring his junior year. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/admissions/apply/transfer/" target="_blank">Transfer Students</a></li></ul>