Lake Forest College provides access to an outstanding education that set students up for postgraduate success. Our flexible curriculum supports double-majors and minors, and students are also offered unparalleled internships in Chicago, great lab research experience, championship Division III athletics, and study-abroad opportunities. Our outcomes are hard to match: 97 percent of our graduates had jobs, were in graduate school, or pursued other chosen opportunities within six months of graduation, well above the national average.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Pre-Health
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Beyond the application, first year students must also submit a High School/Secondary School Transcript, One College Counselor Recommendation or Teacher Recommendation, Interview (required for students applying without test scores, highly encouraged for students submitting test scores), and Standardized Test Scores (optional). There are no application fees. Our deadlines are Early Action 1/Early Decision 1— November 1, Early Action 2/Early Decision 2 deadline—January 15, and Regular Decision—February 15.


Transfer students looking to apply to the College will also need to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, official high school transcript, one professor recommendation (Transfers with less than 30 college semester hours may submit a secondary school teacher recommendation), interview (required), and standardized test scores (optional). There is no fee to apply. Our Fall deadline is August 1 and Spring deadline is January 1.

Additional Information

Lake Forest College is known for making the college experience an affordable one for our students and their families. You could receive up to $30,000 annually in merit-based scholarship. 

Transfer students: please refer to the Transfer Scholarship page for specific information. 

“Lake Forest College has prepared me for my future in various ways, through internships I’ve had, the relationships I built with the professors, and by teaching me how to be a leader."

Cade Brittain, '19
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School location

555 N Sheridan Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045, United States of America

Phone number

(847) 735-5000