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IPEDS ID: 146481
OPE ID: 00170600
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Lake Forest College
555 N Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045-2399
General information:  (847) 234-3100
Website:  www.lakeforest.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,562 (1,538 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
10%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty10280
Instructional10180
Research and public service10
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Tuition and fees$45,548$47,064$48,424$49,8222.9%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,052$10,390$10,676$10,9542.6%
Other$2,075$2,526$2,750$2,7841.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,052$10,390$10,676$10,9542.6%
Other$2,075$2,526$2,750$2,7841.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$9,127$9,916$10,676$10,9542.6%
Total Expenses2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
On Campus$58,675$60,980$62,850$64,5602.7%
Off Campus$58,675$60,980$62,850$64,5602.7%
Off Campus with Family$55,675$57,980$60,100$61,7762.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2020-2021
Tuition$14,896
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid138999%————
Grant or scholarship aid38799%$13,320,745$34,421
Federal grants14136%$860,649$6,104
Pell grants14136%$678,799$4,814
Other federal grants14136%$181,850$1,290
State/local government grant or scholarships11028%$533,155$4,847
Institutional grants or scholarships38698%$11,926,941$30,899
Student loan aid30377%$2,091,334$6,902
Federal student loans30277%$1,720,441$5,697
Other student loans236%$370,893$16,126
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,438$47,572,340$33,082
Pell grants507$3,052,487$6,021
Federal student loans1,091$7,760,484$7,113
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Average net price$25,646$27,131$26,148
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2016-20172017-20182018-2019
$0 – $30,000$16,932$17,805$18,192
$30,001 – $48,000$17,303$18,289$19,152
$48,001 – $75,000$20,206$20,588$24,683
$75,001 – $110,000$26,650$26,030$30,189
$110,001 and more$30,206$31,260$32,388
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2019
Total enrollment1,562
Undergraduate enrollment1,538
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment105
Graduate enrollment24
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 55%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 11%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 98%
25 and over: 2%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 49%
Out-of-state: 38%
Foreign countries: 13%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 54%
Part-time: 46%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2019
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,7391,9852,754
Percent admitted55%51%58%
Percent admitted who enrolled14%17%13%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 88%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 78 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2019.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 77%
Transfer-out rate: 17%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 66%
6-year: 72%
8-year: 72%
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-year: 71%
6-year: 77%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2011 or Fall 2013
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 76%
Female: 78%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 85%
Black or African American: 70%
Hispanic/Latino: 80%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 50%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 70%
Non-resident alien: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 73%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 74%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 73%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 79%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 83%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 76%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1-
American/United States Studies/Civilization0-
Area Studies, Other0-
Asian Studies/Civilization2-
Latin American Studies0-
Category total3-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology1-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General21-
Neuroscience14-
Category total36-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General52-
Finance, General28-
Category total80-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric26-
Category total26-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other1-
Computer Science7-
Category total8-
Education
Education, General9-
Elementary Education and Teaching-4
Music Teacher Education2-
Secondary Education and Teaching-3
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-3
Category total1110
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General19-
Category total19-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature6-
Category total6-
History
History, General7-
Category total7-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies72
Category total72
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General11-
Statistics, General0-
Category total11-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies10-
Category total10-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy7-
Religion/Religious Studies1-
Category total8-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General12-
Physics, General6-
Category total18-
Psychology
Psychology, General0-
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other25-
Category total25-
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics18-
International Relations and Affairs7-
Political Science and Government, General10-
Social Sciences, Other0-
Sociology and Anthropology18-
Category total53-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5-
Art/Art Studies, General7-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4-
Music, General5-
Category total21-
Grand total34912
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 5
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $32,440
2018-2019 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
Basketball1516
Football95
Golf107
Ice Hockey3020
Soccer3025
Softball20
Swimming and Diving1714
Tennis107
Track and Field, Indoor1111
Track and Field, Outdoor1111
Track and Field, X-Country1419
Volleyball18
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since ((!)01/01/1913)8/31/2027
Internship/Residency
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programsAccredited since (06/30/2016)06/01/2023
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/113412.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape447
d. Fondling019
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault100
i. Burglary461
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence001
b. Dating violence537
c. Stalking5711
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations383
c. Liquor law violations252729
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.020
b. Drug abuse violations454767
c. Liquor law violations11610490
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape243
d. Fondling011
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary350
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence312
c. Stalking122
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations330
c. Liquor law violations141411
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.020
b. Drug abuse violations344258
c. Liquor law violations937965
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201720162015
Default rate2.5%1.8%2.3%
Number in default979
Number in repayment349376379
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)