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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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    First-year students took their turn as teachers when a Lake Forest Country Day School class visited campus. They taught them interactive lessons about the important role their brains play when it comes to sensing the complex world around us, to use our memory, planning, and attention to make decisions, and to execute them into thoughts and movements.
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    The Career Advancement Center’s annual Speed Networking event seriously connects students with professionals in their area of interest. From neuroscience to art history, students from all areas of study come to get career advice, find internship opportunities, and make connections that will hopefully lead to opportunities after graduation. Nearly 1,800 scheduled meetings were held during the event.

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