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Lake Forest College


Lake Forest Says...

The criteria used for selection include assessment of a student's program of study, academic achievement, aptitude, intellectual curiosity, qualities of character and personality, and activities.

Standardized test scores (ACT/SAT) are optional, except for international or home-schooled candidates, and those applying for some academic scho...
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Visiting And Contact Information

555 North Sheridan Road

Lake Forest, IL 60045

United States

Phone: 847-735-5000

Fax: 847-735-6291


Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 88
% Submitting Score:23%
% Submitting Score:78%
     ACT Middle 50%:23 - 28
     Math Middle 50%:22 - 29
     English Middle 50%:23 - 27
Average High School GPA:3.63
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:43%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:20%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:16%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:11%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:8%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:1%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:0%
     % with GPA 1.0 of lower:0%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:24%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:58%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:91%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:70%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 3,684
Total applicants who are accepted: 2,110
Total of accepted students who enroll: 403
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 82%
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Application Process
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/13
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Action Notification Date: 12/13
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 02/15
Regular Notification Date: 03/10
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $500.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 12 months
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Considered
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Very important
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Very important
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Important
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:19
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
     Academic Electives:3
     Computer Science:0
     Visual / Performing Arts:0
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:23
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:3
     Social Studies:4
     Academic Electives:3
     Computer Science:0
     Visual / Performing Arts:0
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Key Statistics


  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
  • ACT:
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    23 - 28
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    22 - 29
  •      English Middle 50%:
    23 - 27
  • Average HS GPA:
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
  • Regular Application Deadline:
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