Lake Forest is a close-knit, diverse community where most of our students live on campus throughout their four years. Whether you’re a first-year, transfer, or international student, you’ll feel at home here on our safe, beautiful campus.
Our student body comes from nearly every state and 73 countries. That’s 1,600 students from around the world learning on our campus.
Our campus is largely residential and we’ve got 10 residence halls to house nearly 80% of students on campus.
There are more than 40 different languages spoken on campus. Embracing diversity is one of our core values.
Campus is just a 10 minute walk to the beach or downtown Lake Forest. The local area is rich with resources for recreation, entertainment, culture, and more.
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Every semester starts with Forester Fair where nearly 90 student organizations line up looking to recruit new members. There’s no shortage of cultural, academic, and personal interest clubs on campus.
Got a minute?
When you’re not in the classroom or studying in Wood Lounge, you might find yourself playing pool in the Student Center, talking a short walk to the lake, or even going down to Chicago.
Students in Professor Benton’s FIYS Saints and SInners: Chicago class visited the Islamic Foundation North Mosque in Libertyville.
The first measurable snowfall of the season blanketed campus over the weekend. The official accumulation for Chicago on Sunday, December 5 amounted to 6.4 inches, as recorded at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
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