Lake Forest College is a four-year coeducational private liberal arts college in Lake Forest, Illinois
Founded in 1857 as Lind University by Presbyterian ministers, Lake Forest College has been coeducational since 1876 and and an undergraduate-focused liberal arts institution since 1903. Lake Forest enrolls approximately 1,600 students representing 47 states and 81 countries. Known for its deep academic ties to nearby Chicago, it offers 30 undergraduate major and minor programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and features programs of study in pre-law, pre-medicine, communication, business, finance, and computer science. The majority of students live on the college’s wooded 107-acre campus, which located a half-mile from the Lake Michigan shore.
Lake Forest is affiliated with the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. The college has 19 varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division III Midwest Conference.
Approximately 1,500 students attend the College, and about 86% live on campus. Among the largest and most active student groups on campus are: the student radio station (WMXM), Student Government, PRIDE (LGBT), SPARK (organizes on-campus entertainment) and the Greek organizations.
Located 30 miles north of Chicago, Lake Forest College is roughly an hour’s commute from the city. The Metra rail line, located in downtown Lake Forest, is a 15-minute walk from campus, where trains run approximately 25 times per day.