Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, IL)


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Lake Forest College is ranked 83 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 193 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 14%
Applicants who took ACT 76%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+4%
600-69926%
600+30%

SAT Math Score

700+2%
600-69926%
600+28%

ACT Score

30-3625%
24-2951%
24+75%

Students applied4,227
Students admitted2,407
Admission rate57%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate64%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$44,824
Fees$724
Room and board$10,052
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$56,600

Cost after need-based aid$23,842
Cost after non-need-based aid$37,621

Average debt at graduation$30,540

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$49,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met85%
Average need-based aid$32,758
Average non-need-based aid$18,979

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,540

Full-Time

Men654
Women870

Part-Time

Men4
Women12

Freshmen retained83%

# - 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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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