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.

Most of the students accepted into this school earned an SAT score in the range of 1530 - 1850, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 23 - 28. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Lake Forest College average GPA ranges from 3.23 to 3.52 for accepted students. An estimated 60 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Lake Forest College, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 19 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Lake Forest College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Lake Forest College was reported as 57.3% in Fall 2013 with over 3,680 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.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1530 - 1850
  • ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Lake Forest College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Lake Forest College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Lake Forest College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 69.0%
  • 2010-2011: 60.6%
  • 2011-2012: 53.5%
  • 2012-2013: 56.9%
  • 2013-2014: 57.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 57.8%

How Does Lake Forest College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lake Forest College is three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Trinity International University-Illinois93.7%
Hebrew Theological College93.0%
North Park University52.3%
Dominican University60.0%
Elmhurst College71.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Lake Forest College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 620
Math510 - 620
Writing510 - 610
Total Score1530 - 1850
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 29
Math23 - 27
Composite Score23 - 28
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