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Reviews 370 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I joined the Rugby Club.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Fairly safe campus with a student body that looks out for each other most of the time.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Some of the buildings are a bit older. The difference of quality between the newest building and the oldest one is pretty drastic.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: The Greek like at LFC is not diverse. There are 5 sororities and 2 fraternities. Of those, only 1 is a cultural Greek org. All the rest are mainstream orgs.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: If I could do it over, I would still pick LFC. I took advantage of many opportunities to shape the culture of the campus. As a Student Ambassador, First Connection Mentor and later a Student Coordinator, one of the ladies who brought the first Latina-oriented Sorority (Gamma Phi Omega Int'l Sorority Inc.) to campus, I was really able to leave a mark at LFC. I wasn't lost in a big sea of too many things to do. I was able to learn about myself, my interests, and my potential in my time as an undergrad.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: There is a ton of school spirit at LFC! The stands at home games will often be filled with Foresters and entire sports teams going out to support their peers who play a different sport.

4 College Senior

Athletics: When a friend from USC visited Lake Forest, he mentioned our athletic facilities were some of the nicest he'd seen. I agree. Team spirit isn't particularly high across campus, but it's a Division III school and we seem to hold our own in the conference. We're also bizarrely good at handball (national champions for years). That's pretty cool.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Lake Forest is one of the safest cities on Illinois. The College's security, Public Safety ("PubSafe"), may be irritating to students because they tend to stifle the on-campus party scene, but they do keep the campus secure.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I'm not a part of Greek life; as I see it, it's not tremendously important to Lake Forest's student culture and the majority of campus is not Greek. Still, it seems as though the Greeks here are more involved in philanthropic events on campus than "Animal House"-style partying and many people I know say it's been a tremendously rewarding experience for them.

5 College Senior

Academics: In my experience, academics here can vary based on major and department. My experience, which has skewed towards sciences and foreign languages, has been extremely positive.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Niche's grade of "C+" for our professors is a joke. I recommend visiting the school and seeing Lake Forest academics first-hand before deciding. Our proximity to Chicago helps Lake Forest College draw some extremely talented academic staff who otherwise might not have taught at liberal arts colleges - our proximity to Northwestern University in Evanston means a large amount of the science staff (maybe others as well, but I'm a science student) come directly from that school. Courses are interesting and professors are highly accessible and invested in students.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: This school sets itself apart from other national libarts in our conference by emphasizing strong career connections in Chicago and a highly successful alumni network. Lake Forest recently received a multimillion dollar donation to enhance experiential learning on campus and strengthen our career center. I think the results have paid off. Funding is available for some off-campus internships should students want to work in the city. Like all other great aspects of the school, nobody will hold your hand and walk you to the Career Advancement Center, but if you do choose to use it, it's very much worthwhile. I've worked a variety of internships in several countries since the summer after my freshman year and am confident my degree has been well worth the money.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: it is a very safe campus and the students are very friendly and calm

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My first semester classes were a lot of fun. My first year studies course was very informative and intersting. It gave me a new perspective on college football. The rest of my classes were fun and engaging. My econ class gave me trouble, but there were many resources to improve your understanding and knowledge.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Harlan Hall and even though it is old, it is still a great place to live. The rooms are great and spacious. Even though the basement is not so great, the people who live in my building are great people and fun to live with

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not very sure about greek life activities on campus

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Forester athletics are top-notch. I am a member f the varsity cross country team, the athletic facillities are very wll kept and state of the art. The rec center is very nice and a great place to stay in shape.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lake Forest is a dream come true. I love evrything about it. the location is perfect. The classes are wonderful, and the professors are very nice, engaging and care about the well-being of the students. The students are some of the nicest and most genuine people I've ever met and I made many friends from my first day of campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I felt like I was home when I stepped onto the campus.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I currently transferred colleges, before I came to Lake Forest College I attended Ripon college. The two colleges are completely different and deciding to transfer was the best decision I could have ever made. The atmosphere here at Lake Forest is staggering. I do not say this about a lot of things, so saying this is a lot. I believe what makes this school so unique is the fact that although it is a small school it is very diverse. So far I have met students from places all over the world such as Botswana, Cairo, and even the Netherlands! Not only am I able to connect with the all different types of students but my professors as well. I have not met professors that were so willing to help you succeed until coming here! What makes Lake Forest college so special is the ambiance and the friendliness in everyone here. Whether it be athletes, professors, or international students, the Lake Forest community is one.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lake Forest College really has helped me feel welcomed. There are a lot of days for freshman orientation, but I think it's really worth it. And the small classes and campus really makes me feel like I'm a part a something big, and that everyone cares for each other and is there to hep you out. I really believe that Lake Forest will help me prepare for my career and success in life in general.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I enjoyed my time at LFC because of the support provided to the students.


- Professors willing to put in extra time and effort

- Athletics and facilities

- Beautiful campus close to Lake Michigan beaches

- New dorm halls

- Other students

- Diverse backgrounds


- Rick Cohen

- Parking restrictions

- Parking spaces

- Cigarettes littered from smokers

- Stacy oliver

- Old dorm halls with no AC

- Not enough room in the library

- The sports teams should be better

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A small school with dedicated professors.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My first year at LFC was great! I loved it a lot, ups and downs and all. I wish there was more to do both on and around campus, but the town is small and expensive so I know that won't change. I love the small school atmosphere. The teachers were great, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the food wasn't too bad. I'm halfway through the summer and I'm ready to go back.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The coaches helped me get accustomed to college.

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