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    The renovated and expanded Lillard Science Center
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    Lake Forest College students sift through material unearthed at an archaeological dig
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    Our students are only a 40 minute train ride from downtown Chicago with all of its cultural attractions and professional opportunities. 
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    More than 40 percent of students play a sport on campus. Lake Forest College has 21 Division III athletic teams. Learn more.
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    Students participate in a speed-dating style networking event called “Speed Networking.”
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    Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Menke leads his students during a field class. Lake Forest is a top college offering unparalleled resources for internships and career success. Click here to request information about Lake Forest College.
  • GRAND OPENING

    The renovated and expanded Lillard Science Center will be officially opened during this Fall’s Homecoming celebration.

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  • ACCESS: Research

    Our professors offer research opportunities rarely found at the undergraduate level.

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  • ACCESS: HUMANITIES

    Study the humanities at Lake Forest and paint a bright future. 

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  • ACCESS: CAREERS

    The Chronicle of Higher Education calls the College’s unique career center one of the nation’s “New Models for a New Era.”

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    Whether you play on a team or prefer to cheer from the sidelines, Lake Forest pride has no competition. Visit campus and find out for yourself. 

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  • ACCESS: CHICAGO

    Chicago is a short train ride away where internships, research opportunities, and cultural experiences are central to a Lake Forest education.

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  • ACCESS: FACULTY

    At Lake Forest, professors are accomplished scholars and leaders in their field. They’re also deeply committed to student success. 

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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/603"><img src="/live/image/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/457,0,1460,1002/27563_unknown.rev.1439829791.jpeg" alt="Gaëlle Hollandbeck ’12" title="Gaëlle Hollandbeck ’12" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/457,0,1460,1002/27563_unknown.rev.1439829791.jpeg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/457,0,1460,1002/27563_unknown.rev.1439829791.jpeg 3x" data-max-w="1820" data-max-h="2046"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Studying abroad in Paris and Costa Rica made my junior year and gave me experiences I would not trade for anything.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/603">Gaëlle Hollandbeck ’12 explored the world and double majored. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/" target="_blank">Majors and Minors</a></li><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/offcampus/" target="_blank">Off-Campus Study</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2176"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,268/33486_33192_img_1748_1.rev.1475249735.jpg" alt="Teresa D’Astice ’17" title="Teresa D’Astice ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="268"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “There’s a lot of stuff to get involved in on campus. <em>Step out of your comfort zone.</em>”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2176">Teresa got involved with student organizations and internships. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/studentlife/" target="_blank">Student Life</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2224"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/4,7,212,215/34479_31502_img_1817.rev.1478102597.jpg" alt="Meena Jose ’16" title="Meena Jose ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="314"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Since going to college was my first time away from home, I didn’t want a big university. But I <strong>wanted to be <span id="0.633229401029261" class="highlight">n</span>ear a big city</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2224">Meena found a home on campus, only an hour away from Chicago </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/chicago/" target="_blank">Center for Chicago Programs</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/620"><img src="/live/image/gid/136/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,57,1536,1593/27799_img_9112.rev.1441297003.jpg" alt="Rachel Manchur" title="Rachel Manchur" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/136/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,57,1536,1593/27799_img_9112.rev.1441297003.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/136/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,57,1536,1593/27799_img_9112.rev.1441297003.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1536" data-max-h="2048"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p class="p1"> “When I walk on campus, I feel a sense of warmth, but more importantly, <strong>a sense of home</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/620">Rachel loves how the professors have welcomed her. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/faculty/" target="_blank">Meet Our Faculty</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/678"><img src="/live/image/gid/22/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,790,349/29363_americaneagleoffice.rev.1447965678.jpg" alt="Elin Alexander ’15" title="Elin Alexander ’15" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="790" data-max-h="349"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Learn to understand what Chicago has to offer and take advantage of it while in college—it really helps you to adapt after graduation.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/678">Elin landed a design job in the city right after college. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/chicago/" target="_blank">Chicago Programs</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2234"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/68,0,358,289/34526_34369_img_2345.rev.1478706758.jpg" alt="Peyton Schrag ’17" title="Peyton Schrag ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="374" data-max-h="441"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “When I came to campus for the first time, I sat in on the lecture that Dr. DebBurman gives to visiting students. I enjoyed his style of teaching. He’s easy to pay attention to.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2234">Today, Peyton helps out with the very same lecture. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/753"><img src="/live/image/gid/10/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,960,960/29715_julia_lovelace.rev.1449526042.jpg" alt="Julia Lovelace ’18" title="Julia Lovelace ’18" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/10/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,960,960/29715_julia_lovelace.rev.1449526042.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/10/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,960,960/29715_julia_lovelace.rev.1449526042.jpg 3x" data-max-w="960" data-max-h="960"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I have found it so easy to <strong>build personal relationships with the faculty</strong>, and that has helped make my first few semesters of college so much smoother.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/753">Julia hasn’t met a professor she didn’t like. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/753"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/143,0,509,367/28948_plagens.rev.1445531147.jpg" alt="Doug Plagens" title="Doug Plagens" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="650" data-max-h="366"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p class="p1"> “I was able to <strong>get my feet wet and develop my style</strong> announcing Forester hockey on the College radio station.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/753">Doug is now the voice of the NHL’s Florida Panthers. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/communication/" target="_blank">Communication</a></li><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="http://wmxm.org/" target="_blank">WMXM 88.9 FM</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/613"><img src="/live/image/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,474/27696_jl_with_banjo.rev.1440704062.jpg" alt="Justin Lansing ’07" title="Justin Lansing ’07" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="640" data-max-h="474"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Studying abroad in Costa Rica opened my worldview. I was attracted to Spanish because of the musical nature of learning a language.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/613">Today, Justin Lansing ’07 is a Grammy-winning musician. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/offcampus/" target="_blank">Off-Campus Study</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/659"><img src="/live/image/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1999/29156_anne_marie.rev.1446137434.jpg" alt="Anne Marie Brugioni ’16" title="Anne Marie Brugioni ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1999/29156_anne_marie.rev.1446137434.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1999/29156_anne_marie.rev.1446137434.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1999"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p class="p1"> “Attending and presenting at a professional conference gave me a real sense of what the <strong>field of archaeology is like at a professional level</strong>.” </p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/659">Read about Anne Marie’s archaeology project. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/students/" target="_blank">Student Research</a></li><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/sociology/" target="_blank">Sociology and Anthropology Major</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2291"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/847,172,1576,901/35131_img2546jpg.rev.1484759415.jpg" alt="Zachary Kelvington ’17" title="Zachary Kelvington ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/847,172,1576,901/35131_img2546jpg.rev.1484759415.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/847,172,1576,901/35131_img2546jpg.rev.1484759415.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1365"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Take classes in what you’re interested in and <strong>what you love</strong>. Don’t do what you think will make you the most money.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2291">Zachary found his passion in elementary school education. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/664"><img src="/live/image/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/128,0,296,168/29188_jakealbion.rev.1446501110.jpeg" alt="Jake Albion ’13" title="Jake Albion ’13" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="300" data-max-h="168"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “The skills I learned as a sociology and anthropology major taught me to think outside the box.”  </p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/664">Today, Jake Albion ’13 works outside the box for Thrive Media. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_page"><a href="/careers/" target="_blank">Career Connections</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2197"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,443/34413_34374_img_2323_2.rev.1477497213.jpg" alt="Sierra Smith ’17" title="Sierra Smith ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="374" data-max-h="443"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I wanted a liberal arts school with a strong science program near a big city with lots of connections for internships. <strong>That’s Lake Forest College</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2197">Sierra studies neuroscience at Lake Forest. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/careers/internships/" target="_blank">Internships</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2230"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,173/34501_34446_unknown_1.rev.1478540664.jpg" alt="Paul Hodits ’17" title="Paul Hodits ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="173"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Lake Forest has helped me develop my own thinking and <strong>my own identity</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2230">Paul was a commuter student who took advantage of on-campus opportunities. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/admissions/admitted/fall/life/commuters.php" target="_blank">Commuters</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2122"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,640/32835_25145_146479883706829.rev.1471533964.jpg" alt="Casey Cusano ’17" title="Casey Cusano ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,640/32835_25145_146479883706829.rev.1471533964.jpg 2x" data-max-w="640" data-max-h="640"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I wanted a more <strong>collaborative</strong> and <strong>tight-knit community</strong>, which is exactly what I’ve experienced as a Forester.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2122">Casey transferred to Lake Forest to study biology. </a>