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Tuition & Fees

$45,635

$45,635

not including room and board

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Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,310
Declined + 4,456
Total Received 6,766
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undergraduateRatios

53%

47%

male

female

1  :  10

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics/business
  2. Government/law
  3. Mechanical Engineering
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School Facts

Lafayette College, founded in 1826, is a highly selective private, exclusively undergraduate college, emphasizing the liberal arts, sciences and engineering.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,486
Established in 1826
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Codes

SAT 2361
ACT 3606

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

2,486

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
15%
600-699
48%
500-599
31%
400-499
6%
700-800
30%
600-699
50%
500-599
18%
400-499
2%
700-800
18%
600-699
53%
500-599
25%
400-499
4%
30-36
45%
24-29
45%
18-23
10%
30-36
43%
24-29
51%
18-23
6%
30-36
37%
24-29
59%
18-23
4%
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Easton, PA

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Fun Facts

  • Lafayette College could've competed in the 1949 Sun Bowl, but they declined because student player David Showell, a black Army Air Corps veteran, was barred from the event due to his race. But the incident exposed some of the discrimination in college football at the time, and three years later the Sun Bowl was integrated.
  • Since their first matchup in 1884, Lafayette College vs. Lehigh is the most-played rivalry in college football. The 150th meeting of the teams is scheduled to be held in Yankee Stadium in 2014.
  • The invention of the football helmet is largely credited to Lafayette College student George Barclay, who worked with a saddle maker to create it in 1894.
  • Lafayette College coach Herb McCracken is credited with inventing the football huddle, using it in 1924 to avoid the prying eyes of the University of Pennsylvania team.

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Easton, PA

110-acre campus in Easton (population: 26,951); additional 230 acres 3 miles from campus with additional athletic fields; 70 miles from New York City and 60 miles from Philadelphia. Served by bus; major airport serves Newark, NJ (55 miles); smaller airport serves Allentown (15 miles); train serves Philadelphia. School operates transportation to athletic fields, downtown area, shopping malls, and special events.

Lafayette College
730 HIgh Street
Easton, PA 18042

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 18% of male students
 
6 sororities 38% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
62%
Top 1/4
89%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
15%
600-699
48%
500-599
31%
400-499
6%
700-800
30%
600-699
50%
500-599
18%
400-499
2%
700-800
18%
600-699
53%
500-599
25%
400-499
4%
30-36
45%
24-29
45%
18-23
10%
30-36
43%
24-29
51%
18-23
6%
30-36
37%
24-29
59%
18-23
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,310
Declined + 4,456
Total Received 6,766

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Interview
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Matthew Hyde
Director of Admissions
P: 610 330-5100
F: 610 330-5355
admissions@lafayette.edu

Cost

Tuition $45,230
Room $8,360
Board $5,160
Additional fees $405
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $60,155
Average Financial Aid - $39,420
Total with Avg. Aid $20,735

Financial Aid

98%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$39,420

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,287,142
State $449,393
Institutional $29,444,083
Other external $320,242
Total $31,500,860

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $4,891,613
Other external $1,123,710
Total $6,015,323

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Patriot League (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Leopards
School colors
maroon and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
American Civilization
Anthropology/Sociology
Art
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science
Economics/Business
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
English
Environmental Science
French
Geology
German
Government/Law
Government/Law/Foreign Language
History
History/Government/Law
International Affairs
International Economics/Commerce
Mathematics
Mathematics/Economics
Mechanical Engineering
Music Theory/History
Philosophy
Physics
Policy Studies
Psychology
Religion
Religion/Politics
Russian
Russian/Eastern European Studies
Spanish
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Undergraduate

100%

2,486
students

Female
47%
1,160

Male
53%
1,326

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

97%

2,435
students

Female
47%
1,138

Male
53%
1,297

undergraduatePart-time

3%

51
students

Female
44%
22

Male
56%
29

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

27%

Transfer applicants accepted

27%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

courses

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 37
Countries most often represented China
India
Nepal
Turkey
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Eugene Gabay
Associate Director of Admissions
610 330-5950
gabaye@lafayette.edu

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