You're not just going to college. You're going to make it.
Sure, you're going to learn a lot, make new friends, and have a ton of fun. But what you're really doing is getting ready for the big world out there.
We are currently accepting transfer applications for Fall 2022. First-year applications for Fall 2022 are being accepted on a case-by-case basis.
The Lake Forest Application is open for Spring 2023 (First-Year and Transfer) and Fall 2023 (First-Year Only).
Make your passion a career
Lake Forest College students don't have to choose practicality over passion; they understand that embracing both makes for well-rounded people, confident graduates, and the strongest job candidates. Through our nationally-recognized Career Pathways program, the Gorter Family Career Advancement Center empowers students with essential skills, experiences, and networks that will help them pursue meaningful careers.
Explore Lake Forest
A campus visit is one of the most important pieces of your college search process. During your visit experience, you will learn more about what life looks like as a Forester. We offer a variety of options to help you get a full picture of our campus community.
Plus, it pays to visit! Participate in a personal or virtual visit and you will receive our $2,000 visit grant.
Make the most out of your college experience
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.
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.
Lake Forest College is known for making the college experience an affordable one for our students and their families. You could receive up to $32,000 annually in merit-based scholarship. Over 95% of admitted students receive scholarships and/or need-based financial assistance from the College.
Lake Forest College is committed to making college affordable for our students and their families. The Net Price Calculator allows families to see an example of average net cost (net price) for attending Lake Forest.
Dream it. Make it. Pursue it.—Alumni talk about
how their time at Lake Forest helped shape their current career path.
Patient Care Coordinator, Lactation Network
Trusting the path while helping new parents
Consultant, Axiom Consulting Partners
From an unknown career path to a thriving corporate experience
Flight Attendant for Major US Airline
From introvert to social butterfly and campus leader
Infrastructure Proposal Services Director, Kiewit
Helping rebuild after Hurricane Katrina
Clinical Research Coordinator at Northwestern University
Finding her home away from home as an international student