Lake Forest College

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Lake Forest College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Lake Forest, IL, a predominately suburban area. Lake Forest College has an enrollment of approximately a thousand students.

An estimated 60 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Lake Forest College, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 14 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Lake Forest College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Lake Forest College was reported as 55.2% in Fall 2020 with over 4,740 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Lake Forest College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 56.9%
  • 2017-2018: 53.0%
  • 2018-2019: 57.9%
  • 2019-2020: 55.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 51.9%

How Does Lake Forest College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lake Forest College is three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Trinity International University-Illinois60.2%
North Park University47.6%
Dominican University64.3%
Elmhurst College67.9%
Carthage College68.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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