Academics

No matter which program you choose, you’ll receive an education that encourages practice as much as theory. We work closely with our faculty scholars and use nearby Chicago as an extended classroom.

You won’t find any teaching assistants at Lake Forest - faculty do all the teaching and advising. The student-faculty ratio is 13-to-1, and most classes top out at around 20 students. Lake Forest professors are accessible, often serve as mentors, and offer motivated students research opportunities that are rarely found at the undergraduate level. The College also offers master’s degree programs in liberal studies and teaching. 

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Graduate Programs:

Opportunities for hands-on experience are abundant here. You can study abroad, get an internship in nearby Chicago, or conduct original research with a professor (and possibly get published in academic journals, as some of our students do).