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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.

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    Fall is a beautiful season at Lake Forest College and this autumn was no exception. Students enjoyed many on-campus fall events including an Into the Shadows Carnival, a Halloween all-campus party, glow-in-the-dark capture the flag, a hay ride, and a number of do-it-yourself events, including making caramel apples, street signs and decorating mason jars.

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