Tuition & Fees

$49,635

$49,635

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

51%

49%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Very Selective

30%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,258
Declined + 5,207
Total Received 7,465
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Private (nonprofit)

2,533

undergraduate students

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  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 2361
ACT 3606

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
52%
500-599
28%
400-499
2%
700-800
34%
600-699
50%
500-599
15%
400-499
1%
700-800
20%
600-699
52%
500-599
25%
400-499
3%
30-36
43%
24-29
51%
18-23
6%
30-36
51%
24-29
41%
18-23
8%
30-36
42%
24-29
52%
18-23
6%
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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 was 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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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 2,533
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)

Easton, PA

110-acre campus in Easton (population: 27,073); additional 230 acres three miles from campus with additional athletic fields; 60 miles from Philadelphia and 70 miles from New York City. 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
94%
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

 
3 fraternities 17% of male students
 
6 sororities 34% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
70%
Top 1/4
93%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
52%
500-599
28%
400-499
2%
700-800
34%
600-699
50%
500-599
15%
400-499
1%
700-800
20%
600-699
52%
500-599
25%
400-499
3%
30-36
43%
24-29
51%
18-23
6%
30-36
51%
24-29
41%
18-23
8%
30-36
42%
24-29
52%
18-23
6%

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

30%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,258
Declined + 5,207
Total Received 7,465

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
admissions@lafayette.edu

Cost

Tuition $48,450
Room $8,950
Board $5,520
Additional fees $1,185
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $65,105
Average Financial Aid - $43,569
Total with Avg. Aid $21,536

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$43,569

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,250,189
State $256,200
Institutional $25,974,219
Other external $353,475
Total $27,834,083

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $5,891,751
Other external $861,625
Total $6,753,376

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%

2,533
students

Female
49%
1,237

Male
51%
1,296

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,491
students

Female
49%
1,218

Male
51%
1,273

undergraduatePart-time

2%

42
students

Female
46%
19

Male
54%
23

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
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

19%

Transfer applicants accepted

38%

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

semester hours

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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 77
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Pakistan
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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