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Whether you are a transfer student from a community college or a four-year institution, you will be welcomed into a friendly and inclusive community of students from nearly every state and 72 countries. Professors will know you by name, and you will learn in a rigorous academic environment in small class settings.

Why transfer to Lake Forest? 

  • Easy credit transfer - we help you get the major you want

  • Generous scholarships and financial aid available

  • Excellent location—our beautiful 107-acre campus is 30 miles north of Chicago  and within walking distance of the Metra train to the city and the beach.

  • Personal attention with access to outstanding faculty in small class settings—professors will know you by name.

  • Every transfer student is assigned a career advisor and academic advisor once you arrive on campus—sometimes before.

  • Abundant internship opportunities for all majors.

  • Conduct research alongside professors—many of our students become co-authors on published research papers—opportunities not usually available at larger institutions.

  • Exceptional ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity—1,550 students from nearly every state and 70 countries—more than 40 languages spoken on campus.

  • Medical and law school acceptance rates are significantly above the national norm.

  • 97% of recent graduates had jobs, were in graduate school, or pursuing other chosen opportunities within six months of graduation.

We now offer on-site admission days, where transfer students can visit campus and receive an admissions decision on the same day.
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