Lake Forest College

The beautiful 107-acre campus is ideally located on Chicagos North Shore near Lake Michigan. Lake Forest College gives every student direct access to superb faculty and a powerful network of alumni who help graduates begin careers. This access provides every student with a valuable edge on a bright future. The flexible curriculum supports double majors and minors, and students have access to unparalleled internships in Chicago, great research experiences, championship athletics, and off-campus and study-abroad opportunities. Students learn in a rigorous academic environment in small class settings where professors do all of the teaching and advising. Career-building internships are plentiful in the Chicago area, and students can pursue up to three for credit. Study abroad is encouraged, and students can also spend a semester living and interning in Chicago. The student body is comprised of 1600 students from nearly every state and seventy-three countries around the world and together they form a diverse learning community that prepares them to succeed in todays global society. Developing career goals and a plan of action to achieve them is a fundamental goal of the Career Advancement Center and the College community as a whole. Students have continuous access to programs, resources, career advisors, and a powerful network of alumni throughout their four years. Students learn how to choose a major, build and activate a professional network, and develop a plan to position themselves for success after college. The outcomes are hard to match: More than 90 percent of graduates had jobs, graduate school, or other opportunities secured within six months of graduation, well above the national average. Just an hours train ride to Chicago, the College is located in the town of Lake Forest, Illinois, 30 miles north of the city. The 107-acre residential campus is a safe academic home in a beautiful wooded suburban setting within walking distance to the train to downtown Chicago, historic Lake Forest, and the beaches of Lake Michigan. The College is only 25 miles from OHare International Airport and is also served by Midway Airport and Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee. Located in one of the safest cities in Illinois, the campus is surrounded by lush wooded neighborhoods, deep ravines, and an extensive network of bike and running trails. Nearby Chicago boasts nearly 70 world-class museums, more than 200 theaters, seven major league sports teams, and more than 4,700 restaurants. The Center for Chicago Programs, located on campus, provides information on city events as well as outings organized by professors and students. Nearly half of all students double major giving them a competitive edge in pursuing a variety of career fields. In addition to majors in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, the College features programs of study in entrepreneurship and innovation, neuroscience, communication, finance, business, and still other practical areas. Dual-degree programs are available in law, international studies, pharmacy, and engineering. The Honors Fellows Program and the Richter Apprentice Scholar Program offer select opportunities for high-achieving students.

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Private, Coed 1857 N/A Semester $83.9 million + 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045 (847) 234-3100
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55 100.0 Illinois Lake Forest