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Student Life

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.

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Our student body comes from nearly every state and more than 80 countries.

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Our campus is largely residential and we’ve got 10 residence halls to house nearly 75% of students on campus.


The athletics department offers a suite of intramurals and club sports for students who thrive on competition and the spirit of team and victory.

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There are more than 40 different languages spoken on campus. Embracing diversity is one of our core values.

Learn more about what you can expect during your first year at Lake Forest.

With nearly 90 student organizations on campus, there’s no shortage of cultural, academic, and personal interest clubs to get involved with.

New Student Orientation provides many ways to meet new friends and learn about all the resources available to you.

When you’re not in the classroom or studying in Wood Lounge, you might find yourself playing pool in the Student Center, taking a short walk to the lake, or even going...