Originally founded in 1857 by Presbyterian leader Reverend Robert W. Patterson as Lind University, Lake Forest College offered an alternative to nearby Northwestern University. The school was renamed Lake Forest University only a few years later. The graduate institutions at Lake Forest University only lasted a brief time before becoming the basis for the Rush Medical School, Northwestern University Dental School and Chicago Kent Law School.
Lake Forest College's stated mission emphasizes individuality by encouraging students "to read critically, reason analytically, communicate persuasively, and, above all, to think for themselves."
Students living in student housing or an off campus apartment at Lake Forest College have access to the school's various academic programs in the liberal arts. Popular majors and fields of study include politics, music, English, chemistry, Latin American studies, history, religion, sociology and anthropology, finance and business among many others. Lake Forest also boasts impressive domestic and international study abroad programs that allow students to visit exotic locations to bolster their learning. Locations include the internship programs in Paris and Granada, Spain, an Ancient Civilizations program in Green, Border Studies along the U.S.-Mexico border, and an Asian studies program in Beijing.
Student living and university living at Lake Forest place students within close proximity of downtown Chicago's various cultural, educational, recreational and commercial landmarks like the Loop, Willis Tower, Grant Park, Navy Pier, the Wrigley Field and the Field Museum.
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