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Experience the “best of both worlds” at Lake Forest College. Live and attend classes on our picturesque campus, then “escape” for a fun-filled day or night in Chicago.

  • Travel to Chicago by train. Students can purchase discounted Metra 10-ride tickets at the Center for Chicago Programs.
    Travel to Chicago by train. Students can purchase discounted Metra 10-ride tickets at the Center for Chicago Programs.
  • With just a flash of their student IDs at the front desk, Lake Forest students get free admission to the Art Institute.
    With just a flash of their student IDs at the front desk, Lake Forest students get free admission to the Art Institute.
  • Faculty travel to Chicago with their classes more than 200 times every academic year—that’s not including individual trips our students take in their free time.
    Faculty travel to Chicago with their classes more than 200 times every academic year—that’s not including individual trips our students take in their free time.
  • 86% of students conduct an internship in Chicago. Our students have worked at places like the Board of Trade, Chicago Public Radio, and the Goodman Theater.
    86% of students conduct an internship in Chicago. Our students have worked at places like the Board of Trade, Chicago Public Radio, and the Goodman Theater.
  • Up to 38 students live in the Loop every semester, where they complete coursework and up to 300 internship hours.
    Up to 38 students live in the Loop every semester, where they complete coursework and up to 300 internship hours.

Located 30 miles north of Chicago, Lake Forest College is roughly an hour’s commute from the city. The Metra rail line, located in downtown Lake Forest, is a 15-minute walk from campus, where trains run approximately 25 times per day, easily transporting students to (and from) the city.

 

 

Center for Chicago Programs

The Center for Chicago Programs, located in the Mohr Student Center, is the campus hub for all Chicago-related programming. Providing help with itineraries and transportation, bringing Chicago-area speakers and performers to campus, sponsoring various course-related field trips to the city, and so much more, the Center is your “one-stop-shop” for all things Chicago.


Living In The Loop

Through our Lake Forest College In The Loop residential program students spend a semester living, taking courses, and completing an internship at the College’s Chicago campus. Students reside at The Flats, which is located in the South Loop, the heart of Chicago’s thriving education district.

Latest News about Chicago

  • ACTIVATE your future career with Lake Forest College’s ACTIVATE: Summer Internship Program. It’s an all-inclusive, all-access Chicago summer internship program that puts you in the career driver’s seat. You’ll stay in Lake Forest College’s stunning Chicago Loop campus, receive cutting-edge career preparation and mentorship, and benefit from a guaranteed internship at a premiere Chicago internship location.
  • Multi-media artist Davis Schneiderman of Lake Forest College, art historian Maggie Taft, and others will talk about—and play with—the many sides of drone technology during Drones R Us, a Chicago Humanities Festival event on Sunday.
  • Students in Media Systems and Institutions visited the WBEZ radio station with Assistant Professor of Communication Camille Yale. WBEZ is Chicago’s news, talk, and information-oriented public radio station and only National Public Radio affiliate.
  • Student winners enjoyed an all-expenses-paid trip to Skydeck Chicago at the Willis Tower and Eataly Chicago, an Italian marketplace.