Lake Forest, IL
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Reviews 280 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: The average person is white, but their are some diversity.

5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: The staff helped me with the financial aid process and they were easily accessible. I give them all 5 gold stars.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: The dorms are clean and close to class.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The school is very diversity, with student of different backgrounds and cultures .

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The business program at school is very supportive to its students, by providing the with mentor and internships.

Recent Alumnus

Majors: I have not interned yet.

Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I have not heard any information about the subject at school.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: Student get the chance to control their diet.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Lake Forest College is known to give a lot of financial aid but often it is hard to get in contact with someone to discuss it.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: 1 in 7 students is international. Also, the college has a very wide range of economic background. I am an independent student and only have my own income. Some have full rides, some pay full tuition.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The campus is beautiful to say the least! It is in a very affluent community. I definitely would not call it a college town so if you have a car it is nice to be able to eat dinner off campus once in a while or see a movie. The dorms are typical. Nice if the residents keep them nice.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors at Lake Forest College are the top of their areas and provide amazing personal guidance and connections. One of my professors, Robert Baade, is one of the biggest sports economists around. He travels the world meeting about the World Cup and Olympics. He is just one example of how important and involved our professors are. I am majoring in Business and minoring in Digital Media Design. The workload is intense but really practical and applicable. What I have learned over the past two years will prepare me for an internship next year. I feel comfortable meeting with my professors out of class to ask about anything, even non-course related. The class size is so small that it is easy to have personal relationships. Overall I think that Lake Forest College has given me a great start so far and will allow me succeed after college.

4 College Senior

Facilities: Brand new state of the art sports center, though unfortunately I'm not very athletic. The library is nice and includes its own cafe. A lot of the buildings need updates though.

2 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Our public safety isn't very consistent with it's ruling on different issues which is frustrating as a student because we are never sure what to expect in regards to our own safety. I had someone breaking into my dorm on multiple occasions at the beginning of the semester, and Public Safety assured they would install a new key system specifically for the people of my floor and they did not install it. Sometimes they will bust people for doing things they didn't do. They mainly harass people about parking.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Well, we have gay people, so I guess that's something. Most people on campus are atheist but they do this new age sort of "organized atheism" where they meet to talk about how they don't believe in God but in a congregated church kind of way. I personally do not find this school as diverse as frequently advertised, but I previously went to a community college where I only met about three Americans during my entire stay.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: They have recently instated new policies not allowing students to live off campus. This has caused a lot of trouble to the many students who live with their families and are originally from the North Shore area.

2 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: it is quaint. I like the town library. Sweet's is the best.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: When they bust parties they don't always check for IDs. Sometimes students will be written up for underage drinking when they did not partake. I had an RA friend get written up for having a water bottle actually filled with water while he was going to a freshman party to bust them, and Pub Safe refused to confirm that it was water and that he was completely sober. There isn't a lot of peer pressure, though I have noticed I drink more alcohol since coming to LFC. And yes, there is alcohol. Everywhere. Especially on south. If you came to college to actually get an education, do not live on South Campus. To everyone not on south campus, the option is always there to walk to south campus and party like a rock star. Also the "frat" and "sorority" parties on campus suck.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There isn't any businesses in lake forest that cater to the college community besides food stuffs. If you go to The Lantern with your friends, and you happen to want a beer but your other friends are under 21, you have to sit at a separate table as them. This makes 21st birthdays really uncomfortable. Chiefs is delicious, but they charge for every topping, even cheese for their burgers. Egg harbor is THE BEST breakfast, try their skillets but get there early, they are always packed. I like to buy their dressings and sneak them into the cafeteria to put in my wraps. If your friends have a car, driving to Chipotle in Vernon Hills is always an option.

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: While my dorm for the last two years has been a great place to live overall (my current single is 9.5 feet by 13 feet with a large walk in closet) the Residence Life at Lake Forest College has been less than adequate at responding to issues I have experienced. In several instances my neighbor's alarm went off at odd hours and my neighbor made loud phone calls at early hours of the morning (anywhere from 3-6 AM almost every morning for a month) and while Residence Life told my neighbor that there would be consequences, they never actually instated them. Their behavior continued.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety is amazing most likely due to being in Lake Forest but public safety have a really strong presence that keeps the college very safe

3 College Freshman

Majors: I am a computer science and math double major. We are getting a much needed new professor in computer science but the math department professors are amazing!

4 College Freshman

Majors: No applying to get into a major. If you would like to major in a something you are allowed to do so. If you are a decent student you should get into this school. It is not too selective, so you should have a good chance of getting in

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Not much to do off campus around the college. To get to Chicago or sporting events takes either a lot of gas or taking a very long train ride

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus security have a huge presence here


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