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 100 liberal arts colleges.

U.S. News also says we’re: 

  • ranked 11th for most international students,
  • considered the second most diverse campus among national liberal arts colleges in the Midwest,
  • distinguished as a “best value school”

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

Forbes Magazine’s America’s Best Colleges last year listed Lake Forest College #46 out of 649 colleges and universities in the number of alumni with the highest salaries.

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.