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Whether you’re a first-year or transfer student, applying to Lake Forest College is easy and free. Our admissions officers review applications in a holistic manner, meaning we carefully read every part of every application. We want to get to know you—and we seriously consider how each applicant can contribute to and benefit from our close-knit and diverse campus community.

  •    Our Early Decision deadline for first-year applicants is October 15, but that’s not the only important deadline. Transfer students still accepted on a case-by-case basis.

    Our Early Decision deadline for first-year applicants is October 15, but that’s not the only important deadline. Transfer students still accepted on a case-by-case basis.

  •    We’re committed to helping make college affordable, and we offer up to $30,000 in scholarships to prove it!

    We’re committed to helping make college affordable, and we offer up to $30,000 in scholarships to prove it!

  •    We make it easy for you! We accept the Common Application and there is no fee to apply.

    We make it easy for you! We accept the Common Application and there is no fee to apply.

  •    Meet your admissions counselor! They’re here to help guide you through the college search and application process and answer any questions you may have.

    Meet your admissions counselor! They’re here to help guide you through the college search and application process and answer any questions you may have.

  •    Whether it’s an Open House Program or a personalized trip, visiting campus is the best way to experience our community and get a feel for campus life. 

    Whether it’s an Open House Program or a personalized trip, visiting campus is the best way to experience our community and get a feel for campus life

Perfect Fit

Lisa Ledvora ’16 from Darien, Illinois, and Pulkit Diwan ’16 from Haryana, India, explain why they chose Lake Forest College and why it has been the best place for them.


Click to view more of <a class="file file_2995 lw_files_pdf" title="At A Glance" href="http://www.lakeforest.edu/live/files/2995-at-a-glance" target="_blank">At A Glance</a> (pdf)

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Beach Bums

Campus is only a ten-minute walk from the shores of Lake Michigan. Our students take their books down to the beach after classes. Lake Forest has beautiful, clean beaches with views of Chicago on a clear day.


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