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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Vision/Blind
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General Information
555 N Sheridan Road
Lake Forest , Illinois 60045-2399

Disability Resource Office

Office of Disability Services
555 North Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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About Lake Forest College

Lake Forest College is a prestigious private institution located in the charming city of Lake Forest, Illinois. Established in 1857, this not-for-profit college has a rich history and a strong commitment to providing its students with a well-rounded education.

One of the notable aspects of Lake Forest College is its beautiful campus. Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, the college offers stunning views and a serene environment conducive to learning and personal growth. The campus spans over 107 acres and features a mix of historic and modern buildings, seamlessly blending traditional architecture with contemporary designs. The College’s commitment to preserving the natural beauty of the area is evident through its efforts in sustainability and environmental awareness.

As a liberal arts institution, Lake Forest College offers a wide range of academic programs across various disciplines. With over 30 majors and minors, students have the flexibility to explore and tailor their education to their interests and career goals. The college takes pride in its dedicated faculty who are experts in their respective fields and genuinely committed to student success. Small class sizes ensure that students receive individual attention and have ample opportunities for meaningful engagement with their professors.

Lake Forest College places a strong emphasis on experiential learning, encouraging students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Internships, research opportunities, and fieldwork experiences are integral parts of the curriculum, allowing students to gain practical skills and professional connections before graduation. This focus on experiential learning proves to be highly beneficial as it equips students with the necessary tools to excel in their chosen career paths.

In addition to its academic offerings, Lake Forest College boasts a vibrant campus life. There are numerous student organizations and clubs catering to a wide range of interests, enabling students to connect with their peers, pursue their passions, and develop leadership skills. The college also has a strong athletic program, with a variety of sports teams competing at the NCAA Division III level.

Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, the college benefits from its proximity to the bustling city of Chicago, which is around 30 miles away. Students have easy access to all that this world-class city has to offer, from cultural events and museums to internships and job opportunities. Lake Forest itself is a picturesque community renowned for its wooded landscapes, historic architecture, and tranquil atmosphere. It provides an ideal setting for students to focus on their studies while offering plenty of recreational activities, such as hiking, biking, and watersports.

Overall, Lake Forest College is a hidden gem, combining the advantages of a small liberal arts college with the opportunities of being near a major city. With its commitment to academic excellence, experiential learning, and a supportive community, Lake Forest College prepares students for successful careers and meaningful lives.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

  • Notetaking Assistance
  • Exam Accomodations
  • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
  • Scribe Services
  • Qualified Readers
  • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
  • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
  • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

Services Provided

  • Medical leave
  • Residence Hall Accommodations
  • Reduced courseload
  • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
  • Priority Enrollment

Campus Accessibility

Accessible Level

  • Student Health Services
  • Mental Health Support Services
  • The library(ies)
  • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
  • Entertainment and Event Facilities
  • Student Housing
  • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)
  • Institution Online Platforms
  • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
  • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
  • On-Campus Transit
  • Close Off-Campus Transit

    Services Provided

    • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
    • Service and Emotional Support Animals
    • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
    • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations