Resources › For Students and Parents Lake Forest College Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Young Hall at Lake Forest College. Royalhawai / Wikipedia For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 05, 2017 Lake Forest College Admissions Overview: Students interested in applying to Lake Forest College should note that the school has an acceptance rate of 57%. In general, students will need good grades and an impressive resume in order to be accepted. To apply, prospective students should submit an application along with high school transcripts and a letter of recommendation. An in-person interview is highly recommended. Lake Forest does not require SAT or ACT scores. Admissions Data (2016): Lake Forest College Acceptance Rate: 57%GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Lake Forest CollegeTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileLake Forest has test-optional admissionsSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -ACT Composite: - / -ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / - Lake Forest College Description: Lake Forest College sits on the shores of Lake Michigan in Illinois, and students frequently take advantage of opportunities in nearby Chicago. Students come from 47 states and over 70 countries. With a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 19, Lake Forest College is able to give its students a lot of personal attention. Students can choose from 26 bachelor's degree programs, and the school's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In athletics, Lake Forest competes in the NCAA Division III Midwest Conference. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 1,578 (1,540 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female99% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $44,116Books: $1,000 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,810Other Expenses: $2,074Total Cost: $57,000 Lake Forest College Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 97%Percentage of Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 97%Loans: 81%Average Amount of AidGrants: $30,337Loans: $7,102 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Art, Biology, Business, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Political Science, Psychology. Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%Transfer-out Rate: 21%4-Year Graduation Rate: 64%6-Year Graduation Rate: 70% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Ice Hockey, Cross Country, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Golf, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and FieldWomen's Sports: Golf, Track and Field, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Swimming and Diving, Cross Country, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Softball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Lake Forest College, You May Also Like These Schools: DePaul University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphElmhurst College: Profile Illinois State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphGrinnell College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBeloit College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNorth Park University: Profile Roosevelt University: Profile Dominican University: Profile Loyola University Chicago: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNortheastern Illinois University: Profile Marquette University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph Lake Forest College Mission Statement: see the complete mission statement at Lake Forest College website "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 foster creative talent and independent research. We embrace cultural diversity. We honor achievement."