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Bailey Coleman ’21

I chose Lake Forest College because it's close to home, which allows me to commute to campus and still work. I also avoid the hustle and bustle of commuting to a school in downtown Chicago.

Why did you choose to attend Lake Forest College?

I chose Lake Forest College because it’s close to home, which allows me to commute to campus and still work. Going to Lake Forest, I also avoid the hustle and bustle of commuting to a school in downtown Chicago.

Was there a deciding factor that sold you on attending Lake Forest?

One of the deciding factors for me was seeing how the College is nestled away in a beautiful neighborhood, which makes it both cozy and safe. I also liked the prospect of attending a smaller school so that it would be easier to get to know other students and my professors.

Did you feel welcome as a transfer student at Lake Forest?

Yes, I felt welcome as a transfer student. The first time I came to campus for a tour, I was greeted upon my arrival and welcomed warmly by staff and students along the way.

What do you like best about Lake Forest College? 

I like best that Lake Forest is a smaller campus where you get to know most of the students and faculty. I also really like the suburban setting and that it’s near Lake Michigan.

Did you have a favorite spot on campus?

I have two, actually. I like the campus view from the fifth-floor windows of Young Hall and I also really like watching hockey games in the ice arena.

What advice would you give to a student considering transferring to Lake Forest College?

I advise a prospective transfer student to figure out whether they prefer a big college or a small one and whether they prefer the big city or a more suburban setting to attend classes.

—Peter DiPietro ’20