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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/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/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/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/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/2383"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/57,21,230,193/37366_35957_img_3862.rev.1493995677.jpg" alt="Ashley Lamarre ’18" title="Ashley Lamarre ’18" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="343"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Coming from New York City, my first reaction was, ‘<strong>It’s very peaceful here.</strong>’ I liked that.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2383">Ashley advises getting involved in as many activities as possible to make campus feel like home. </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/2177"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,230/33487_33018_danae_cannedy_19_2_1.rev.1475249845.jpg" alt="Danae Cannedy ’18" title="Danae Cannedy ’18" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="376"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I have friends at bigger universities and they tell me their professors don’t even know their names. <strong>It’s not like that here</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2177">Danae encourages students to find support in professors and friends. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/faculty/" target="_blank">Meet Our Faculty</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/659"><img src="/live/image/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1999/29156_anne_marie.rev.1446137434.jpg" alt="Anne Marie Brugioni ’16" title="Anne Marie Brugioni ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1999/29156_anne_marie.rev.1446137434.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1999/29156_anne_marie.rev.1446137434.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1999"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p class="p1"> “Attending and presenting at a professional conference gave me a real sense of what the <strong>field of archaeology is like at a professional level</strong>.” </p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/659">Read about Anne Marie’s archaeology project. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/students/" target="_blank">Student Research</a></li><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/sociology/" target="_blank">Sociology and Anthropology Major</a></li></ul>
  • <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/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/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/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/753"><img src="/live/image/gid/10/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,960,960/29715_julia_lovelace.rev.1449526042.jpg" alt="Julia Lovelace ’18" title="Julia Lovelace ’18" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/10/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,960,960/29715_julia_lovelace.rev.1449526042.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/10/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,960,960/29715_julia_lovelace.rev.1449526042.jpg 3x" data-max-w="960" data-max-h="960"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I have found it so easy to <strong>build personal relationships with the faculty</strong>, and that has helped make my first few semesters of college so much smoother.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/753">Julia hasn’t met a professor she didn’t like. </a>
  • <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/2224"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/4,7,212,215/34479_31502_img_1817.rev.1478102597.jpg" alt="Meena Jose ’16" title="Meena Jose ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="314"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Since going to college was my first time away from home, I didn’t want a big university. But I <strong>wanted to be <span id="0.633229401029261" class="highlight">n</span>ear a big city</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2224">Meena found a home on campus, only an hour away from Chicago </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/chicago/" target="_blank">Center for Chicago Programs</a></li></ul>