A Lake Forest education is…
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A Lake Forest education is about your future.
Inspiring faculty, a rigorous curriculum, broad internship and research programs, and great opportunities to develop strong leadership skills give Lake Forest students a big edge on life after college. View our Career Finder »
Learn more about life after Lake Forest.
Real-world experience is all around you.
No course at Lake Forest is limited to the walls of the classroom.
Through internships like Ally’s, along with research, class trips, and off-campus programs, students learn to apply textbook theory to the real world - including the boardroom, the laboratory, and all the places where careers take hold. Our students are also engaged in research that helps them develop the skills necessary to succeed.
A Lake Forest education is Chicago-bound.
Students at the Cultivate Food, Ideas, and Music Festival
Chicago expands the college experience beyond our campus.
It's why we attract top faculty scholars and intellectually curious students who want to explore the resources of a global metropolis. Lake Forest is the only liberal arts college with such deep connections to a major urban area.
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A Lake Forest education is face-to-face.
Some students design their own class with a professor.
Our faculty are teachers and mentors who are personally interested in your success. With small class sizes and no teaching assistants, our students work face to face with faculty scholars who are experts in their field. View all majors and minors »
A Lake Forest education is international.
Lake Forest attracts students from all over the globe.
We're all Foresters.
With students from 47 states, plus the Virgin Islands and District of Columbia, and 79 countries, our students get a global experience they can't find anywhere else.
You'll find an intentionally diverse campus where cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic differences are explored in and out of the classroom.
A Lake Forest education is all about community.
Habitat for Humanity serves locally and out of state.
Let's get into it.
Our students make things happen on campus, whether it's hosting a radio show or the Drag Show, competing in mock trial, playing lacrosse in the mud, or raising the most money at the Date Auction. At Lake Forest, you can pursue a passion, be a leader, enact change, and have fun.
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A Lake Forest education is limitless.
Here's the first step.
It's as simple as having an idea, an aspiration, a hunger to experience and experiment. At Lake Forest, you're given the support to achieve your goals, inside and outside the classroom. We'll give you the knowledge, tools, and space to take your ambitions to the next level.