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ACCESS: The Campaign for Lake Forest College

Higher education is changing, but at Lake Forest College we know what it takes to be a great college in the 21st century.

ACCESS | A Competitive Edge

What distinguishes us is that we blend the virtues of a proud liberal arts tradition—broad exposure to multiple subjects, close student-faculty interaction, constant critical thinking—with strong career preparation for all students.

Our objectives include:

  • Second-to-none career services for all students
  • Innovative science facilities to prepare students for careers in health care, medicine, and research
  • Enhanced classroom spaces across campus
  • Outstanding faculty appointments and support across all academic disciplines
  • Strong engagement of alumni, parents, and friends

ACCESS | Student-Focused Experience

Our constant focus on students makes us stand out.

We are driven to provide every student with exceptional access to:

  • Professors who come from the nation’s leading graduate programs
  • A beautiful campus near metropolitan Chicago
  • Unrivaled internships
  • First-class career preparation
  • A worldwide network of influential alumni

ACCESS | World-Class Opportunities

Lake Forest College has been on a steady trajectory of growth and development over the past decade. Strong leadership from President Stephen D. Schutt and a highly committed Board of Trustees has inspired innovation and creativity among the faculty and staff, and delivered impressive results:

  • Enrollment growth from 1,250 students to more than 1,600
  • Recent campus investments of more than $100 million in a new library, student center, sports center, classrooms, and residence suites
  • Strategic Chicago connections through the on-campus Center for Chicago Programs and the development of a downtown residential center “In The Loop” for juniors and seniors
  • Joint, accelerated degree programs with leading graduate schools that let students earn BA and engineering, law, nursing, or pharmacy degrees in a year less than traditionally required