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Admissions

Find out what you’re good at, discover what you love, and make a career of it

Top employers want top learners. At Lake Forest College, you'll connect with your passions so you can connect to the world and make an impact with your education.

We don't require students to choose practicality over passion; in fact, we do the opposite. We know that embracing both makes for well-rounded graduates and the strongest job candidates.

We're here to help you make it

Our admissions counselors know how overwhelming the admissions process can be at times, and they're here to support you throughout the journey. 

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Just 30 miles north of Chicago, the third-largest city in the US, we bring the best in career support to set you up for success. Our proximity to Chicago provides access to rich cultural experiences and experiential learning in all fields, earning us consistent rankings for internship opportunities.  

#22 most
Accessible Professors Princeton Review
#16 BEST
Value College U.S. News & World Report
#85 for
Best National Liberal Arts Colleges U.S. News & World Report
#2 for
Social Mobility U.S. News & World Report
Attending Lake Forest College means being immersed in a lively community of students, faculty, and staff who want to get things done. Beyond my classes, I have pursued my passions in student organizations and internships, and even led a campaign to change campus policies. Having the skills to not only organize but mobilize such a diverse community unquestionably made me stand out as a candidate.
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We are currently accepting first-year and transfer applications for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023. Submit your application today!

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Visit Campus

Visit a diverse, dynamic student community. Learn about cutting-edge programs and meet top-notch faculty. Experience a gorgeous wooded lakeside campus near the third-largest city in the United States. 

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid offers a personalized approach, helping our students and families by providing timely information, anticipating concerns, and seeking innovative, personalized solutions.

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Visiting Students

Those who wish to enroll at Lake Forest College, but who do not necessarily intend to graduate from here, may enroll as a non-degree community education student.

Admitted Students

Admitted Students

We are pleased to welcome you to Lake Forest College, where you are about to embark on a wonderful adventure with us. Here you will find deadlines, next steps, and more information for Spring 2023 incoming students.

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The Early Action/Early Decision II deadline is January 15. Be one of the first to know that you'll be attending Lake Forest next fall! 

There is no such thing as the “college experience.” There’s only your college experience and what you make of it.  

At Lake Forest College, we are academically excellent, curious about the bigger world, and interested in making connections with others. With a campus community representing over 100 countries and nearly every state, Foresters develop a sense of global responsibility and cultural awareness that makes us more empathetic, more connected, and more in-tune with the consciousness of the world.  

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