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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:  1,578 (1,540 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
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 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty9989
Instructional9789
Research and public service20
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 year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees$39,842$41,172$42,644$44,1163.5%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,292$9,480$9,570$9,8102.5%
Other$1,866$1,893$1,916$2,0748.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,292$9,480$9,570$9,8102.5%
Other$1,866$1,893$1,916$2,0748.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$8,158$8,293$8,476$8,8844.8%
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
On Campus$52,000$53,545$55,130$57,0003.4%
Off Campus$52,000$53,545$55,130$57,0003.4%
Off Campus with Family$49,000$50,465$52,120$54,0003.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2016-2017
Tuition$13,300
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, 2015-2016
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 aid134497%————
Grant or scholarship aid34497%$10,435,915$30,337
Federal grants16145%$964,525$5,991
Pell grants16145%$756,325$4,698
Other federal grants16145%$208,200$1,293
State/local government grant or scholarships11833%$556,488$4,716
Institutional grants or scholarships34497%$8,914,902$25,915
Student loan aid28981%$2,052,622$7,102
Federal student loans28981%$1,854,025$6,415
Other student loans144%$198,597$14,186
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,50896%$43,973,973$29,160
Pell grants58637%$2,663,273$4,545
Federal student loans1,20977%$9,238,842$7,642
  • 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.
2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Average net price$24,500$25,150$24,478
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2013-20142014-20152015-2016
$0 – $30,000$15,858$15,322$16,318
$30,001 – $48,000$17,270$17,328$17,478
$48,001 – $75,000$20,705$20,819$22,265
$75,001 – $110,000$23,836$24,880$25,773
$110,001 and more$29,007$32,093$31,933
  • 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 2016
Total enrollment1,578
Undergraduate enrollment1,540
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment58
Graduate enrollment38
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 16%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 57%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 8%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 98%
25 and over: 2%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 56%
Out-of-state: 38%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 34%
Part-time: 66%
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 2016
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants4,2271,7842,443
Percent admitted57%56%58%
Percent admitted who enrolled15%14%16%
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
  • Lake Forest College has a test-optional admissions policy for most students applying to the College. Students who choose not to submit their scores as a part of the test-optional admissions MUST have a personal interview with an admissions counselor via phone or in person. International applicants are required to submit SAT and TOEFL/IELTS scores. Home-schooled students are required to submit standardized test scores.
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: 83%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
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, 82 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 70%
Transfer-out rate: 21%
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 2008]
4-year: 64%
6-year: 73%
8-year: 73%
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 64%
6-year: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2008 or Fall 2010
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: 68%
Female: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 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: 50%
Asian: 90%
Black or African American: 55%
Hispanic/Latino: 65%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 70%
Two or more races: 80%
Non-resident alien: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 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 provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates 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, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. 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 DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 73%
Received award in 8 years: 73%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 18%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 77%
Received award in 8 years: 77%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 15%
PART-TIME FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
Received award in 6 years: 100%
Received award in 8 years: 100%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
  • Institution did not enroll part-time, non-first-time entering undergraduates.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
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 Studies0-
American/United States Studies/Civilization0-
Area Studies, Other0-
Asian Studies/Civilization2-
Latin American Studies0-
Category total2-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General44-
Neuroscience16-
Category total60-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General22-
Finance, General38-
Category total60-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric31-
Category total31-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science8-
Category total8-
Education
Education, General12-
Elementary Education and Teaching-2
Music Teacher Education1-
Secondary Education and Teaching-3
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-0
Category total135
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General19-
Category total19-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature4-
German Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature10-
Category total14-
History
History, General6-
Category total6-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-5
Category total-5
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General6-
Category total6-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies11-
Category total11-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy5-
Religion/Religious Studies1-
Category total6-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General7-
Physics, General6-
Category total13-
Psychology
Psychology, General27-
Category total27-
Social Sciences
Economics, General32-
International Relations and Affairs13-
Political Science and Government, General21-
Social Sciences, Other12-
Category total78-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation6-
Art/Art Studies, General9-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1-
Music, General5-
Category total21-
Grand total37510
Educational Benefits, 2015-2016
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 6
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: $31,692
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
Basketball1316
Football89
Golf129
Ice Hockey3219
Soccer2931
Softball23
Swimming and Diving1911
Tennis109
Track and Field, X-Country2213
Volleyball17
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1913 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs6/30/2016 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations663
Liquor law violations11918
  • 2013 Drug abuse violations (b.) should reflect 8 arrests
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations660
Liquor law violations658
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1
Rape25
Fondling01
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape10
Robbery000
Aggravated assault110
Burglary231911
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • 2013 Sex Offenses - Forcible (c.) needs to reflect 2 total occurrences as 1 new case was not reported until Spring 2016.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible0
Rape15
Fondling01
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape10
Robbery000
Aggravated assault110
Burglary22199
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • 2013 Sex Offenses - Forcible (c.) needs to reflect 1 occurrence as 1 new case was not reported until Spring 2016 and alleged to have occurred in a residential facility.
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate5.9%4.0%5.0%
Number in default221415
Number in repayment367343296
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)