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Tuition

$45,670

$45,670

not including room and board

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Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,297
Declined + 4,363
Total Received 6,660
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undergraduateRatios

53%

47%

male

female

1  :  11

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics/Business
  2. Government/Law
  3. Biology
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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 2,488
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)

2,488

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
20%
600-699
48%
500-599
29%
400-499
3%
700-800
31%
600-699
51%
500-599
15%
400-499
3%
700-800
20%
600-699
50%
500-599
27%
400-499
3%
30-36
46%
24-29
46%
18-23
7%
12-17
1%
30-36
43%
24-29
50%
18-23
6%
12-17
1%
30-36
36%
24-29
57%
18-23
6%
12-17
1%
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Easton, PA

110-acre campus in Easton (population: 26,995), 80 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
118 Markle Hall
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
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 19% of male students
 
6 sororities 39% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
62%
Top 1/4
88%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
1%

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Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
20%
600-699
48%
500-599
29%
400-499
3%
700-800
31%
600-699
51%
500-599
15%
400-499
3%
700-800
20%
600-699
50%
500-599
27%
400-499
3%
30-36
46%
24-29
46%
18-23
7%
12-17
1%
30-36
43%
24-29
50%
18-23
6%
12-17
1%
30-36
36%
24-29
57%
18-23
6%
12-17
1%

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

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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Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,297
Declined + 4,363
Total Received 6,660

Admissions Contact

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

Cost

Tuition $43,580
Room $8,090
Board $4,990
Additional fees $1,090
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $58,750
Average Financial Aid - $38,323
Total with Avg. Aid $20,427

Financial Aid

98%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$38,323

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,274,859
State $470,294
Institutional $29,991,351
Other external $397,140
Total $32,133,644

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $4,434,159
Other external $1,089,953
Total $5,524,112

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%

2,488
students

Female
47%
1,173

Male
53%
1,315

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

97%

2,438
students

Female
48%
1,151

Male
52%
1,287

undergraduatePart-time

3%

50
students

Female
44%
22

Male
56%
28

Student Break-down

5%
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
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
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

23%

Transfer applicants accepted

36%

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

16

courses

Minimum transfers must complete

16

courses

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Counseling services

Not Reported

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

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

Not Reported

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 22
Countries most often represented China
Ghana
Myanmar
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center

International Student Contact

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

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