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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 student body comes from nearly every state and 73 countries. That’s 1,600 students from around the world learning on our campus.
  • Get moving! More than 50% of our students participate in varsity, intramural, or club athletics.
    Get moving! More than 50% of our students participate in varsity, intramural, or club athletics.
  • Our campus is largely residential and we’ve got 10 residence halls to house nearly 80% of students on 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.
    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.
    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.

Join the club

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.

IN PHOTOS:

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    Ten-week Richter scholars presented their research results during a daylong symposium on July 22. Nineteen students worked on 13 projects in biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, education, English, music, and neuroscience. The four-week Richter Scholar Symposium was held in June.
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    The third consecutive plate race pitted teams of summer research students from different science departments, Richter scholars and the LFC-RFUMS Summer Scholars programs. Runners balanced a stack of petri dishes in a relay around the Middle Campus Quad in this highlight of the summer semester.

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