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Apply to Lake Forest College

Lake Forest College is located on a beautiful 107-acre residential campus located just 30 miles north of the world-class city of Chicago.

This means easy access to abundant internship and research opportunities, tons of cultural and entertainment experiences, and networking opportunities with alumni and professionals in a wide array of fields.

Your professors will serve as your teachers and advisors—they are deeply committed to their students’ success. You will be part of an inclusive and tight-knit community, living and learning with classmates from nearly every state and more than 75 countries. 

A beautiful campus with outstanding faculty and classmates, coupled with the resources and excitement of nearby Chicago—it really is the best of both worlds.

We are eager to learn more about you!

Our admissions office reviews files in a holistic manner and will carefully read every part of your application.

Test-optional admissions

You may choose not to submit your scores as part of our test-optional admissions policy. If you make use of this opportunity, a personal interview with an admission counselor is required. This can be done via phone or in person. You can schedule this interview by contacting admissions@lakeforest.edu or your admission counselor. International students are required to submit SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS scores. Homeschool students are required to submit standardized test scores. Transfer students are required to interview whether or not they submit test scores.

Submitting materials

You may submit your materials any of the following ways. Materials can be submitted at any time during the application process.

Mail to:

Lake Forest College
Office of Admission
555 N Sheridan Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Fax to: 847-735-6271

Email to: admissions@lakeforest.edu 

Nondiscriminatory Policy 


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Our ACT code: 1054
Our SAT code: 1392