Started as Lind University in 1857, the Lake Forest College is a private institute that evolved into its current form in 1925. Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, the college is a renowned name in theUS Education System famous for its Liberal Arts. It enrolls approximately 1,600 students with 14% international students from more than 85 countries.
With an average class size of 19 and student-faculty ratio of 12:1, the institute ensures a great atmosphere for learning and growth for its students supported by its 97% of faculty with the highest qualifications. The institute offers 32 majors at undergraduate and graduate level along with over 200 courses off-campus for its aspirants around the globe.
Admissions at Lake Forest College are offered on a rolling basis round the year but do have an early application and final deadline of November 1 and February 15, respectively. It requires no application fee from its candidates and thus allows fair chance to all its candidates hoping tostudy in the USA. The college observes an acceptance rate of nearly 58% and falls under the category of moderately selective institutes.
|Endowment||USD 88.8 million|
|Campus Housing Capacity||73%|
|Application Fee||Not Required|
|Application Season||Rolling Admissions|
|English language proficiency score||TOEFL or equivalent|
|Financial Aid||Available as grants, awards and scholarships|
Application Portal: The admission application can be made through a common online application.
Application Fee: Not Applicable
Basic Admission Requirements
Prospective candidates of the Lake Forest College must plan their finances in advance before enrolling at the institute. To help you with the same, anestimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below.
|Cost Head||Expenses in USD (Approximate) Academic year|
|Room and Board (on Campus)||10,676|
|Books and Supplies||1,200|
|Personal Expenses and Insurance||5,500|
More than 90% of the students receive some type of financial aid each year. The college awards over 14,000,000 USD as grants, loans andscholarships for international students to study in the USA.
The college offers merit-based scholarships up to USD 30,000 per year to international first-year students. For need-based scholarships, an online application needs to be completed. For Talent based scholarships in the Fine Arts field, students have to submit an application and portfolio to apply for the same.
The College Board’s International Student Financial Aid profile needs to be completed by international students barring the countries which are not allowed to receive this scholarship, to get the need-based scholarships. The need-based scholarship amount is a maximum of USD 35,000 per year.
The College has a dedicated Career Connections center that does its best to bring the employers and students together so that the students can get jobs or internships. There is an online job portal which allows the students to upload their resume and look for the suitable available positions. The portal helps them in enhancing their employment skills too.
The center has 11 highly qualified and dedicated staff members to help students with job placements and 99% of students either enroll for higher studies or get a job within six months of graduation from the college.
The College has a four-year pathway program in Business and Finance, Law and Public Service, Creative Arts and Communication and Science and Health Care. The students can make their own combination also and get job oriented study and training to get into employment faster after graduation.
90% of students of the college are able to get a job within 2 years of graduation earning around USD 38,200 per year against the national average of USD 33,028.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$46,320 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Lake Forest College Enrollment||1696|
|Average Graduation Rate||73.5%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$46,320 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$29,150 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,000 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$10,052 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$2,075 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$10,052 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$2,075 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$8,884 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$9,127 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#415 [Out of 650]
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary