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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.

  • Get moving! More than 50% of our students participate in varsity, intramural, or club athletics.
    Get moving! More than 50% of our students participate in varsity, intramural, or club athletics.
  • Our campus is largely residential and we’ve got 10 residence halls to house nearly 80% of students on campus.
    Our campus is largely residential and we’ve got 10 residence halls to house nearly 80% of students on campus.
  • There are more than 40 different languages spoken on campus. Embracing diversity is one of our core values.
    There are more than 40 different languages spoken on campus. Embracing diversity is one of our core values.
  • Our student body comes from nearly every state and 73 countries. That’s 1,600 students from around the world learning on our campus.
    Our student body comes from nearly every state and 73 countries. That’s 1,600 students from around the world learning on our campus.
  • Campus is just a 10 minute walk to the beach or downtown Lake Forest. The local area is rich with resources for recreation, entertainment, culture, and more.
    Campus is just a 10 minute walk to the beach or downtown Lake Forest. The local area is rich with resources for recreation, entertainment, culture, and more.

#FF = Forester Friday!

While it’s never discouraged to show your school spirit any day of the week, campus is covered in red and black on Forester Fridays. The athletics department hosts a “garage sale” with bargain prices for new Forester gear at the beginning of every year.

We’re international

Our campus community has people from nearly every socioeconomic and cultural background. Preparing students for a global community is part of our mission and US News & World Report calls us one of the most diverse colleges in the country.

IN PHOTOS:

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    Students enjoyed special events every day during the week-long Global Fest celebration on campus, September 28–October 2. The events included International Soccer Day and the colorful parade of national flags, the Off-Campus Programs Fair, GlobalPalooza, and the Annual Intercultural Gala.
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    In honor of the Chinese Moon Festival, students in the Chinese Club learned hands-on from brush painter and designer Mina Hsing. Photos by Professor Sugata Banerji and Ross Koepp ’16.

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