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|About||Lake Forest College is a private liberal arts college in Lake Forest, Illinois with 1,600 students representing nearly all states and 76 countries.|
|Mission||Lake Forest College affirms that education ennobles the individual. Our curriculum engages students in the breadth of the liberal arts and the depth of traditional disciplines. We encourage students to read critically, reason analytically, communicate persuasively, and, above all, to think for themselves. We prepare our students for, and help them attain, productive and rewarding careers. We foster creative talent and independent research. We embrace cultural diversity. We honor achievement. Our faculty of distinguished scholars takes pride in its commitment to teaching. We know our students by name and prepare them to become responsible citizens of the global community. We enable students, faculty, trustees, and administrators to solve problems in a civil manner, collectively. We maintain a secure residential campus of great beauty. We enrich our curriculum with the vibrant resources of Chicago. Lake Forest College celebrates the personal growth that accompanies the quest for excellence. – Approved by the Faculty and Trustees, May 1992; amended 2014.|
Lake Forest College, located by Lake Michigan on Chicago’s North Shore, provides access to an outstanding education that gives students a big edge on jobs after graduation.
Our flexible curriculum supports double-majors and minors, and students are also offered unparalleled internships in Chicago, great lab research experience, championship athletics, and study-abroad opportunities. Our outcomes are hard to match: well above 90 percent of our graduates have jobs, were in graduate school, or pursued other chosen opportunities within six months of graduation.
-Listed as a Best Value College and an A+ School for B Students in (U.S. News)
-A Best Liberal Arts College (U.S. News)
-Ranked #11 in the nation for “Best Return on Investment” among liberal arts colleges and #1 in Illinois (Payscale.com, 2014)
-In the top 7% of colleges and universities in the number of alumni with the highest salaries (Forbes Magazine, 2012)
-One of “200 Colleges that Pay You Back” (Princeton Review)
-A Best Midwestern College (Princeton Review)
-Considered a top college with a serious commitment to community service (Washington Monthly Magazine)
-Among the top 10% of 650 participating colleges and universities in effective teaching practices, student-faculty interaction, discussions with diverse others, and supportive campus environment (National Survey of Student Engagement - NSSE)
-One of only 270 colleges and universities with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, the preeminent national honor society