Surveys and Rankings

What the Rankings Say: Payscale, Forbes, Princeton Review, Washington Monthly, and more.

Lake Forest is ranked #12 in the nation for “Best Return on Investment” (ROI) among liberal arts colleges by Payscale.com  and #1 in Illinois.  
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 379 Colleges as a “Best Midwestern College.” 
Washington Monthly Magazine recognizes Lake Forest College for being in the top 10% of liberal arts colleges with a serious commitment to community service.
Money magazine’s list of “Most Affordable Colleges” ranks Lake Forest #24 out of 665 schools.
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.