Lake Forest College

Women's WCLA Contact: Jim Catanzaro
2 / 10
1,492 Undergrads / 1,512 Students
9 / 10
$27,131 Net Price
7 / 10
58% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
61% / 69%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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555 N Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL, 60045, Lake Forest, IL, 60045 See Directions
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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Milwaukee Area
  • Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
  • Greater St. Louis Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Canada
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Detroit Area
Where Grads Work
  • Abbott
  • CDW
  • Northern Trust Corporation
  • Wells Fargo
  • Aon Hewitt
  • Coyote Logistics
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Walgreens
  • Baxter International Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • AbbVie
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Accenture
  • Sears Holdings Corporation
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Operations
  • Media and Communication
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Consulting
  • Information Technology
  • Research
  • Administrative
  • Community and Social Services
  • Legal
  • Support
  • Healthcare Services
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
520 - 620
520 - 600
1180 - 1300
24 - 29

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 600 - 600 for SAT

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SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 4,147 1,800 2,347
% Admitted 58% 55% 60%
% Admits That Enroll 16% 17% 15%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.62
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement (20%)
    Business (17%)
    Health Professions (12%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (7%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (6%)
    Physical Sciences (6%)
    Natural Resources & Conservation (6%)
    Engineering (5%)
    Psychology (4%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (4%)
    Education (4%)
    Engineering Technology (2%)
    Social Sciences (1%)
    Interdisciplinary Studies (1%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (1%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (1%)
    History (1%)
    English Language & Literature (1%)
    Communication & Journalism
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$47,064
    Books & Supplies$1,000
    Cost of Living$10,390
    Personal Expenses$2,526
    Sticker Price$60,980

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    100% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship100%$31,131
    Federal Grants33%$6,184
    Pell Grants33%$4,905
    Other Federal33%$1,279
    State & Local Grants25%$4,661
    Institutional Grants99%$28,025
    Student Loans83%$7,265
    Federal Loans83%$6,062
    Other Loans5%$19,921

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $90.6 Million $59,947

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $27,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $26,000 $287

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 3.3%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 659 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $50,900

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.46 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 61% of students graduate on time.

    Team Social
    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 4 4
    Fondling 1 1
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 7 6
    Motor Vehicle Theft - -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
    Undergrad InstructionArts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Education-dominant, with Arts & Sciences
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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