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Lake Forest College

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Because LFC is a small school, I hadQuite BrightBiology
Because LFC is a small school, I had easy access to all my professors. Also, it gave me the opportunity to complete undergraduate research the summer after my first year and continue to do research throughout my time here. Working in a lab is something that is much harder to do at a larger university with limited space. Additionally, you can do up to three for-credit internships and I would highly recommend doing so! Not only does it give you great experience, but it is not too difficult to set up either! I have found the career advancement center to be more than helpful with assisting me in locating and setting up internships.

I personally love the biology department in particular as all the professors are super helpful and encouraging! They also tend to be enthusiastic about the courses they teach. Biology at LFC tends to be more collaboration focused as oppose to competitive like some of the other science programs here. Furthermore, we have a new science building here with updated facilities which has been extremely nice!

The food quality used to be subpar but we recently switched providers and the quality has improved overall.

As far as the student body, I have felt super welcome here. The community is fairly close knit as it is such a small school. Also, people tend to be fairly accepting and friendly here. However, not every student may like it here. Some students may prefer the feel of a larger university instead. Night life is not the best as the town is quite small. Some students do go to Chicago on weekends though it usually ends up being a whole day event. Additionally, some of the dorms could use some updating though Moore and Deerpath are okay.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2019
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: C+
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LF College helped me but I chose to make it work for me. Very happy with my education but I worked to set myself apart.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I am a former military service member whoAverageArt & Design Department
I am a former military service member who worked nights at the nearby Navy Base and went to school during the day. My life consisted of work and school. I wanted to receive the very best education, and I feel that LFC provided me with that. I am not from a wealthy family or town. I did not have an outstanding k-12 education. By many measures, I would have been very much behind academically had I not committed to LFC. LFC teaches you critical thinking. LFC expects you to turn in paperwork held to Ivy League Institutional standards. Most of my professors were trained at Harvard, Stanford, Yale etc., and they expected me to write 40-50 page papers in a manner befitting those institutions. I went to LFC following two tours to the middle east, so I wasn't in a partying mindset. I could care less about clicques, they were not important to me. If you want a world class education, if you want to major in History and/or Art and STILL land a job that pays you 100K+, then absolutely go here. If you want to party, and still get a pretty good education, go to Depaul.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2006
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: B
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