Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, IL)


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Lake Forest College is ranked 95 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 259 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT NA
Applicants who took ACT 78%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+NA
600-699NA
600+NA

SAT Math Score

700+NA
600-699NA
600+NA

ACT Score

30-3612%
24-2950%
24+62%

Students applied3,373
Students admitted1,855
Admission rate55%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate64%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$43,392
Fees$724
Room and board$9,810
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$54,926

Cost after need-based aid$24,656
Cost after non-need-based aid$37,371

Average debt at graduation$33,018

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$47,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met83%
Average need-based aid$30,270
Average non-need-based aid$17,555

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,572

Full-Time

Men681
Women872

Part-Time

Men7
Women12

Freshmen retained85%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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