Surveys and Rankings

What the Rankings Say: U.S. News, Forbes, Princeton Review, Washington Monthly, and more.

U.S. News and World Report lists Lake Forest College among its top liberal arts colleges. And, we’re
  • ranked 11th for most international students,
  • considered the second most diverse campus among liberal arts colleges in the Midwest
  • considered a “best value school”’s 2014 list of colleges with the best ROI named Lake Forest 11th in the nation among liberal arts colleges for the best return on investment. Lake Forest was ranked #1 among liberal arts colleges in Illinois and fourth in Illinois universities and colleges. 
Forbes Magazine lists Lake Forest in the top 7% of colleges and universities in the number of alumni with the highest salaries. 
Lake Forest College is featured in Princeton Review’s The Best 377 Colleges of 2013 and in Peterson’s 440 Great Colleges for Top Students
Washington Monthly Magazine recognizes Lake Forest College for being in the top 10% of liberal arts colleges with a serious commitment to community service.
According to the National Survey of Student Engagement, Lake Forest is among the top 10% of  751 participating colleges where students report a high level of academic challenge, student-faculty interaction, and a supportive campus environment.