Founded in 1857 as Lake Forest University, a group of Chicago Presbyterians set out to establish a college and a…More community at a midpoint between Evanston and Waukegan. The college became Lake Forest College in 1858. During the Civil War years, instruction ceased, at the college and resumed in 1876 thanks to Mary E. Smith Farwell, who wanted her daughter, Anna, to stay close to home to attend college and launched Lake Forest College.
In the 1990s, enrollment dipped below 1,000, but in the last decade it has remained at more than 1,200 students representing 47 states and 71 countries. The college has 30 majors.
Just this year, the college opened a new 68,000-square-foot recreation, sports and fitness center.
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital 660 N Westmoreland Rd, Lake Forest, IL60045 Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital was originally founded as the Alice Home Hospital, on the Lake Forest College campus,…More in 1899. Since then, it has grown to the non-profit community hospital on the former grounds of the Dick family farm that it is today. The hospital is affiliated with multiple colleges and universities in the area. It also has a campus in Grayslake.